Carer Support

01271 445132

9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday

An Age Concern volunteer provides a weekly befriending visit to the cared-for allowing the carer to take a much-needed break. Visits usually last 2-3 hours during which time people enjoy a cup of tea and a chat, look at old photographs and play games.

In addition to befriending the cared-for the volunteer also provides support to the carer, just being heard can make a big difference to how carers feel.

A £5 per hour visit fee is charged. Recipients of pension credit receive a 50% discount.

Carers can also benefit from respite breaks when the person they care for attends Age Concern Community Activities.

Carer training, such as Dementia Awareness and First Aid, and peer support opportunities are also available.

Carer support

Further services

Care Line

Community Transport

Shopping Service

Community Activities


Carer Support

Hospital Support

Wheelchair/Scooter Hire

If you can volunteer a little time to support someone in your community, we would love to hear from you.