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People and relationships make all the difference in life, and as you grow older you value these much more. This is much more than just a service; it is a lifeline for many older people.

An older man out sharing a moment of humour with his male carer

Companionship is important. Having someone to chat to or go to the theatre with is exactly what Age UK can offer. Our companionship service can give you the chance to share your experiences, and to make new ones too.

What does the Service offer?

Companions are here to go on a day out with you, whether it’s an outing to a local place of interest going for a coffee or something else entirely, the choice is yours. Spending time with someone is an enriching experience and can help tackle issues like loneliness or isolation that the older community can experience.

Having someone to talk to can relieve stress and can give you the chance to try out new things, or can be a great excuse to get out of the house. You can request men or women companions and also ask for someone that shares the same interests and hobbies as you, so you will have plenty to talk about.

A companion is there to keep you company, to have a chat and to offer some support so you can start living life to the fullest.

Where is the Companionship Service available?

The Domestic Help service is available across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Is the Companionship Service free of charge?

No. We make a competitive charge for this service.

Our team of Home Care workers are referenced and undergo enhanced DBS checks and a full training programme before undertaking any personal care. Age UK is also registered with the Care Quality Commission.

How can I arrange Companionship?

Please contact our Home Care team on 0116 299 2266 to talk through the support you or your loved one needs.