Time for you sitting service
Time For You is a sitting service designed to give you a worry-free break from your caring role.
Devon Carers are working with providers from the voluntary sector, the third sector and community partners to deliver a low-cost sitting service, by providing volunteers to spend time with the person you care for whilst you take time out.
The role of the volunteer is to provide companionship for an agreed number of sitting hours but they are not able to provide personal care. Volunteers will be matched with the person you care for.
All volunteers are DBS checked and trained for this role.
The benefits of this service
- You have a chance to get out to attend appointments, social clubs or to just sit and have a coffee with friends.
- The person you are caring for gets the chance to meet new people and spend time chatting with someone different.
How can I receive the service?
- You can go direct to one of the providers shown in the list below and make your own arrangements. No formal assessment is needed.
- The service could be a regular arrangement of between a couple of hours a week, or something more ad hoc. You will pay the provider just £5 per hour for each hour of sitting provided.
Phone: 01647 252701
Areas Covered: Teign Valley including Christow, Dunsford and Cheriton Bishop
Phone: 01392 202092
Areas Covered: Exeter
Phone: 01823 681036
Areas Covered: Culmstock, Dunkerswell, Hemyock, Kentisbeare, Uffculme and surrounds
Phone: 01837 55105
Areas Covered: Okehampton and surrounds
Phone: 01803 835384
Areas Covered: For carers living in Dartmouth, Stoke Fleming, Strete, Blackawton and Dittisham
Phone: 01404 813041
Areas Covered: For carers who are registered with Coleridge Medical Centre
Phone: 01803 865684
Areas Covered: For carers registered with Leatside and Catherine House surgeries in Totnes
Phone: 01626 771695
Areas Covered: Teignmouth, Dawlish, Chudleigh and surrounds
Please note: Each provider will make every effort to fulfil your sitting requirements, however as they are recruiting volunteers to deliver the sitting, there may be occasions when the provider does not have volunteers available or may not be able to deliver the number of sitting hours required.