Serving the people of Bradford, Harrogate, Selby and Craven Districts

Available in North Yorkshire, the Carers’ Time Off sitting service gives carers a chance to have a break from their caring responsibilities while a caring volunteer takes their place.

It enables carers to have a life of their own; participate in activities; reach goals they have set for themselves; and support their own wellbeing.

For a short period of time, usually 2-4 hours a week, the sitter can provide companionship, support and personal care, and assistance that would normally be provided by the carer inside or outside the home.

This can also include accompanying people requiring care on leisure activities, such as trips to the cinema, the library or going for a walk.

The service is open to anyone over 18 who is looking after someone with a physical, mental or learning disability; or suffers from substance misuse, dementia or a life limiting or terminal illness. All carers need to have had an assessment in order to be referred.

There is no registration fee and no charge for the service but we do welcome donations to help cover volunteers’ expenses.

For more information or to access this service, please contact us.

You can download a leaflet about our service using the link below.