sitter for a couple of hours each week

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by tom'sgranny, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. tom'sgranny

    tom'sgranny Registered User

    Feb 24, 2015
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    my husband has dementia and I wondered if anyone knows of a sitting service for a couple of hours each week to give me peace of mind when I go to my keep fit class.
     
  2. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    You could try crossroads, l have been waiting for 1yr as there is a waiting list, you can pay and get a sitter. Welcome to talking point
     
  3. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,499
    Female
    London
    We get sitting service through Age UK. No waiting list where we live in East London and it's free but after the initial six weeks Social Services took over. It's integrated in the support plan now, together with day care.
     
  4. malc

    malc Registered User

    have you tried adult social care to organise some home care or that new dementia friends thing that i've seen on the news.
     
  5. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,668
    Salford
    If you indicated what part of the country you're in then you may get some recommendations and finding someone that way, personally recommended would be my preferred way of finding a sitter. You could google it putting your area in the search, I found several possibilities near me quite quickly or contact your local social services who may well have a list. There are voluntary organisations and asking at your GP's surgery are also possibles.
    K
     
  6. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,726
    North Somerset
    We used Crossroads. Had to pay for them but the SS will pick up costs if a financial assessment puts you in that category. Found them excellent in this area.

    Sent from my GT-N5110
     

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