A Herriot Hospice Homecare trained volunteer can provide companionship and support to people who live alone or who are alone for long periods of the day, or who need support while they are undergoing treatment. This may involve social activities, such as playing cards, watching television, going shopping or going out for a drive nearby, or a short walk.
Referral is through a health professional having been diagnosed with a life limiting illness.
If you care for a friend or loved one, inevitably, from time to time, you will be in need of a well-earned break.
Our volunteers are available to sit with people in their own homes to enable their carers to have a break for up to two or three hours, or provide companionship to those who live alone. They can also lend a hand with small practical tasks.
Our volunteers are dedicated and have been through our induction and training process, so you can go away safe in the knowledge that, while you have some time to yourself, your friend or loved one will be in the best possible hands.
Referral is through a health professional having been diagnosed with a life limiting illness. If you feel a break would do you good, please get in touch today to learn more about our respite sitting service.