A quality personalised sitting and support service in your own home

Time-to-sit is a bespoke one-to-one sitting and support service which provides the client with an experienced sitter to offer support.

Covering the North Cotswolds / South Warwickshire / Oxfordshire borders, our service can offer time to spend with a client to chat, reminisce, read, listen to music, or prepare a light meal. Alternatively, the time could be spent going shopping, attending appointments, or on local outings or walks. We also offer respite cover for those regularly caring for an elderly relative.

Visits can be regular weekly or monthly arrangements, but we can also help with that special occasion at weekends and evenings. As part of the service we give feedback to relatives by phone or email.

We charge by the hour and it is a tailor-made package to meet your needs. It can be as little as a couple of hours per month. There is no long term contract - the service runs from month to month and can be cancelled at any time.

We are a small team of experienced local carers. My background has included working at a Voluntary Help Centre, both as a volunteer visiting clients, and working in the office to co-ordinate the recruitment of volunteers, assessing Clients’ needs and matching up volunteers to visit clients and their carers at home.  I qualified as an occupational therapist in both community and social service and health based settings. I am "Criminal Records Bureau" checked and have up-to-date First Aid qualifications. All the team are fully insured.

How the process works
The process is designed so that the client gets the service they need, in a safe and co-ordinated way. The steps are:

1) I visit you and your carer at home to assess the client's needs and assess risks.
2) I send you a written quotation setting out the scope of the services and the cost.
3) An agreement is signed.
4) The visits begin.

The carer or client is invoiced regularly and the contract can be cancelled at any time.