"Time for You" Sitting Service

Bolton Carers Support and Telephone Befriending Service

Background

Due to the coronavirus lockdown the sitting service has had to be put on hold. We are aware that carers still want support and in our recent phone contact with carers we have identified a need to offer more ongoing support than the helpline currently offers.

Who will the scheme support?

The aim is to support carers who feel isolated and alone, who have issues that they wish to discuss on an ongoing basis, who need regular contact, support, advice and information.

What will the scheme set out to achieve?

It will aim to keep you, as a carer, connected & informed, offer you support to continue with caring and in managing your current situation, keeping you in touch and allow you to talk and be listened to and offer support in looking forward to other opportunities and connections with our other services.

We are offering a carer support and telephone befriending service.  Our coordinator will keep in regular touch with you and can aim to support with the following :

  • Loneliness 
  • Emotional support
  • Reduce feelings of stress, mental health issues
  • Feeling alone
  • Staying active both physically and mentally 
  • Being connected and informed 

Contact will be to suit your needs but will, likely be weekly over a 6-12 week period with support offered to access our other services as the relationship develops.

For further information please contact our Carers Helpline on 01204 363056 or email info@boltoncarers.org.uk 

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