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Our caring, fully-trained staff are all DBS checked.

Our Carers Sitting Service helps people who care for an older person who lives with them.

We welcome new clients and are working to provide the service throughout the county.  Please get in touch to find out how we can help.

What does the service offer?

  • a carer to sit with your loved one, enabling you to take a break.
  • the chance to talk to someone who understands and who will listen to you, offering support in your caring role.
  • information on matters which may concern you as a carer, for example, benefits and allowances, aids and adaptations.  We can provide information and advice on what other services and support you could access locally and nationally, including the chance to benefit from the experiences of others and we can signpost you to carers groups across the county.

Who is it for?

People who care for an older person who lives with them in Northamptonshire.  Our trained Carers can assist our clients with toileting as long as it does not entail Physical Manual Handling.

The service is available from 9am to 9.30pm, seven days a week.

Saturday and Sunday will depend on staff availability and we will need plenty of notice. Please call us to discuss what you need and we will do our best to help.

  • Please be assured that we are continuing to take sensible measures and doing all we can to keep our clients safe.
  • Carers in a person’s home are welcome, should they wish, to remove a mask when personal care is finished and have a cup of tea and a chat.

How much does it cost?

  • £16 per hour

How do I access the service?

All clients will be visited by a member of staff from one of our community based teams to assess their needs and find out what support they would like.  We will organise payment arrangements with you and set up the visits you require.  We can provide a regular service at the same time every week or if you need to go to a special occasion, to a wedding for example, we can look after your loved one for a whole day.  

Please call us on 01604 611200

or email: access@ageuknorthants.org.uk

We provide support to carers.

Our staff are fully trained and caring, with experience of looking after people with dementia.

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