Nene Valley Surgery
Green Lane, Thrapston, Northants NN14 4QL
Telephone: 01832 732456
Out of Hours: Tel: 111

Carers Sitting Service

Are you a Carer who needs a break?

Are you responsible for a husband, wife, partner, relative or friend?

The Carers Sitting Service provides support giving you a break to do the shopping, go to the hairdressers, the gym, a yoga class, meet up with a friend for a coffee or simply go for a walk. The service gives you time, for you.

Sitting sessions are usually for a couple of hours and weekly, but are arranged to whatever suits you best.

Volunteer Befrienders

A befriender:

  • lives locally
  • is understanding, patient, non judgmental and open-minded
  • is a good listener
  • has been checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and provided two referees

Our befrienders do not give personal care or cook meals, undertake cleaning or do shopping.

But they will give you what you need most - a break from caring for someone else so that you can take of you.

We have a befriender in your area now, so if you are interested:

Call Adam Wilson on 01933 677837 or 07538 616387

Or email him at adamw@northamptonshire-carers.org