Time For You Sitting Service

Some providers have temporarily suspended the Time For You service and are unable to take on new clients due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  If you would like to use the sitting service please contact your nearest provider to register your interest and they will advise if they are able to set up the service for you.

How can Time For You support me?

Time For You is a sitting service designed to give you, the carer, 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 your loved one 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 your loved one, making sure they find just the right person to spend time with them.

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.
Acorn Community Support

Phone: 01647 252701
Website: https://www.acorncommunitysupport.co.uk/
Areas Covered: Teign Valley including Christow, Dunsford and Cheriton Bishop

Age Concern Barnstaple

Phone: 01271 324488
Email: info@ageconcernbarnstaple.org.uk
Website: https://ageconcernbarnstaple.org.uk/
Areas Covered: Barnstaple

Age UK Exeter

Phone: 01392 202092
Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/exeter/our-services/timeforyou/
Areas Covered: Exeter

Axminster Community Waffle House

Phone: 01297 35139
Website: https://waffle.org.uk/
Areas Covered: Axminster

Blackdown Support Group

Phone: 01823 681036
Website: https://www.blackdownsupportgroup.org.uk/
Areas Covered: Culmstock, Dunkerswell, Hemyock, Kentisbeare, Uffculme and surrounds

Brentor and Moor Compassionate Neighbours

Phone: 01822 860799
Website: https://bmcneighbours.org/
For carers registered with Tavyside Health Centre, Lifton Surgery, Abbey Surgery, Bere Alston Surgery and Yelverton Surgery (Tavistock including Princetown area)

Community Links SW

Phone: 01837 55105
Website: https://www.communitylinks-sw.co.uk/
Areas Covered: Okehampton and surrounds

Dartmouth Caring

Phone: 01803 835384
Website: https://www.dartmouthcaring.co.uk/
Areas Covered: For carers living in Dartmouth, Stoke Fleming, Strete, Blackawton and Dittisham

Devon Farming Community Network

Phone: 03000 111999
Website: https://fcn.org.uk/
Areas Covered: Farming communities across Devon

One Ilfracombe

Phone: 01271 855300
Website: http://www.oneilfracombe.org.uk/
Areas Covered: Ilfracombe

Ottery Help Scheme

Phone: 01404 813041
Website: https://www.otteryhelpscheme.org.uk/index.php/our-services
Areas Covered: For carers who are registered with Coleridge Medical Centre

Totnes Caring

Phone: 01803 865684
Website: https://www.totnescaring.org.uk/
Areas Covered: For carers registered with Leatside and Catherine House surgeries in Totnes

TRIP Honiton
UNITE Carers in Mid Devon

Phone: 01884 257511
Areas Covered: Tiverton, Crediton, Cullompton, Uffculme and surrounding areas

Volunteering in Health

Phone: 01626 771695
Website: https://www.volunteeringinhealth.co.uk/
Areas Covered: Teignmouth, Dawlish, Chudleigh and surrounds

Yealmpton and Brixton Community Volunteers

Phone: 07841 066 921
Website: http://yealmpton.org/
Areas Covered: Yealmpton, Brixton 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.

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