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care at home


Registered User
Jan 22, 2014

our mom is returning from hospital soon after breaking her hip. We have had talks with SS about an enablement package for her with a carer coming in about 0930 and leavingat 10am and one coming in at lunch time.

what we would like to know is if there are any organisation that do befriending so that we could get someone out to be with her in the times she is alone ie 10:00 - 14:00 as my sister would be home or 14:00

I think a befriending would be good as she is sociable and would like to chat to someone and to be honest, I don't always trust SS carers to turn up


Registered User
May 21, 2014
Yes, try Age UK, they do sitting service, and blocks of 4 hours are common, but you might only get a set amount of hours per week.


Registered User
Nov 13, 2014
Up here we also have Crossroads, Alzheimers Scotland and a local charity called Town Break, x


Registered User
Jan 16, 2014
When we were still looking after dad in his home and trying to find similar the problem we couldn't get around was that most organisations can offer a few hours but only once a week....we needed a block of a few hours every day which they couldn't offer as naturally they have many people are in need of their services. Dad didn't take to day centres. We ended up paying for live in care but sadly that didn't work out. I wish you good luck with your search.