Companionship Carers and Chaperone Services

For many people, their care needs are not necessarily to do with the practicalities of life but more to do with providing them with company and conversation. Companionship carers can help people who may live alone and cannot see their family and friends as often as you like, or perhaps those who are recently bereaved and are finding it hard to adjust on their own, or maybe a companionship carer is needed to provide someone to talk to or to accompany someone to the shops or for a coffee.

In 2016, it was estimated that there were 1.2 million chronically lonely older people in the UK, which is expected to reach 2 million by 2025 – a 49% increase.

At Ashwell Home Care Services, we understand that making and maintaining relationships is important to prevent you from becoming isolated in your own home.

Why is companionship so important?

Companionship and social interaction are a fundamental human need for many peoples physical and mental health. Studies have shown loneliness can be just as detrimental to your health as smoking and obesity and can both cause and exacerbate symptoms of various mental health conditions including, anxiety and depression as well as dementia.

Our companionship carers, who we call Care Companions, provide a wide range of services which can be delivered flexibly in order to meet your needs which can be provided on and off throughout the day for a couple of hours or for a longer period of time.


What our companionship carers can help with?

Our Care Companions can help provide companionship to your loved ones and help them with a wide variety of different activities, whether it is a particular hobby or interest which they want to keep up with, attending events, shows and running errands or simply just popping in for a cup of tea and a good chat.

Our companionship carers can also help with many of the everyday things which you used to be able to do and took for granted but may have become more difficult recently, but our care companions are there to support you, whether it is shopping, dropping things off to the post office or picking up a newspaper, so you can relax in the knowledge that you or your loved one’s errands are run.

Our care companions can also help you or your loved one to get anywhere you need to get to, either driving you or accompanying you on public transport so you can be sure you will make it to that appointment, day out or social engagement safely.


Why choose Ashwell Home Care Services?

We understand that accepting a complete stranger into your home can be a daunting prospect but all of our care companions are thoroughly trained and checked by us to ensure they meet your loved ones’ needs. By having a regular companion carer to assist with hobbies, activities and errands you have a fantastic opportunity to develop a great relationship that we know a lot of our family members wouldn’t be without.

Also, if for whatever reason your normal home helper can’t make it, maybe due to sickness or holiday commitments then we can arrange cover so you can be sure you your loved ones are never left stranded without the help that you need.

We can also help you or your loved ones with many other care needs, including medical, meal service, respire or palliative care.