Our Companion Service provides support to the older people outside of their home by providing friendly companionship for appointments and outings, whereas our Contact Service is designed to keep an eye on the older people in their own home, whilst relatives and friends are away.
Our companion service is designed to help an older person do tasks outside the home, which are just too difficult for them on their own, eg shopping, attending appointments, going on an outing or even going to the cinema.
This is a chargeable service and tailored to the individual person's requirements. Our Community Services Manager will visit in the first instance to discuss the requirements and agree a cost prior to the commencement of the service.
This is an ideal service when an older person needs to attend a hospital appointment and relatives are unable to accompany them; it is also comparable in cost to taxi fares and cuts out the delays waiting for hospital transport.
Do you live a long way from your older friend or relative? Maybe you are going on holiday and would like someone to contact them or call on them regularly to make sure they are safe.
Well, we may be able to help; our staff will visit the older person at a time you request, to check all is well. If you wish they will update you on a regular basis.
Our service can be tailored to your exact needs, from a simple phone call once a day to a regular daily visit. We will work with all parties to give you peace of mind where needed. This service is charged either by the half hour or one hour, plus any travelling expenses incurred.
For further details on how we can help, please contact Audra Streeting our Community Services Manager, using the details below.
Phone: 01227 749570 or 07801 186 969