We all need companionship

It’s the little things in life that are important and having someone pop in throughout the week to say hello and see how you are is what it’s all about. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to dance or maybe you’d like to join a book club – our caring companions are there to help you live the life you want to live. All our carers are specially chosen and trained and because we take the time to get to know you, we also take pride in matching you with someone we think you’ll connect with. It’s all about giving you a new lease of life.

According to Age UK, almost a million older people can often go for more than a month without speaking to anyone at all and as the organisation puts it: no-one should have no-one. At Trinity, we agree – and we can help. We have carers who can pop round to your home once, twice, or as many times a week as you like. Over the years we’ve been caring for others, we’ve found that some people might not necessarily need a lot of help, but would enjoy the company of a companion. Someone who’s there to take a stroll to the park, get the groceries in, or even just pop in for a coffee and a chat.

“It’s someone for my mother-in-law to talk to and take her out when we are at work. It means she’s not lonely.”

Gill Wilson, daughter in law.

Having a carer as a companion can be a great idea for you or your loved ones to get used to the idea of having someone popping in – and more often than not – your carer will end up becoming a support for the whole family.  Building a relationship now not only improves wellbeing and quality of life but makes things just that little bit easier if your needs increase in the future.

With a companionship support plan we can provide

  • Companionship and conversation
  • Help walking the dog
  • Company when visiting the library
  • Help buying books, magazines and newspapers
  • Someone to take you to plays, concerts and the cinema
  • Someone to accompany you for lunch, dinner, morning or afternoon tea
  • Help arranging appointments
  • Help visiting the hairdressers
  • A friend to play cards, chess, and other favourite games
  • Help preparing and cooking meals
  • Accompanying you to the doctor and other hospital appointments
  • Helping prepare shopping lists and provide company on trips to the shops

What to expect with our companionship support plan

  • A familiar, friendly face matched to your needs
  • Full knowledge and reassurance that our staff are fully trained and criminal record checked
  • A flexible service that is tailored to your individual needs
  • A dedicated care manager who keeps in regular contact
  • Full support and backup from our office team

Benefits of a companionship support plan

  • Greater wellbeing – maintain active interests and social networks in your community
  • Less loneliness and isolation – engaging conversation and day to day support
  • Reassurance for family members
  • Building a relationship with a carer who can help keep an eye on changing needs
  • A flexible service that can change as your needs change

If you’d like a trusted, friendly face in your life to pop in and visit, give us a call.

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