Being There has a team of specially trained volunteers who can provide respite sitting to allow carers some time to themselves. Volunteers can also take carers out for a break if those they care for are happy to spend time alone. Volunteers are trained to listen with empathy and understanding so that carers and those they care for feel heard. Please note: We are unable to carry out personal care or medicine administration. We are also unable to support people who lack capacity to make decisions about their own care.
We have a limited number of volunteers so there may be a waiting list from time to time.
If you or someone you know may benefit from our respite sitting please complete the referral form linked below.