Time For You Torbay – giving carers a break

A new service is aiming to give carers a well-earned break.

Time For You Torbay is a sitting service designed to give carers a worry-free break from their role, allowing them to attend appointments or simply take time out, knowing that their loved ones are in good hands.

Hundreds of people across the Bay are full-time unpaid carers providing thousands of hours of care, and they often struggle to step away from their responsibilities even for the shortest time.

Time For You Torbay is looking for people prepared to provide companionship for an agreed number of hours, They are not required to provide personal care.

“The pressure on carers can be intense and it is important that they are able to look after themselves too. They still need to be able to attend appointments or meet up with friends, just like everyone else,” said a spokesman for the Time For You Torbay.

“All we are looking for are volunteers who are able to sit for as little as one or two hours. We will provide the training and ensure everyone is DBS checked,” they added.

Call the Torbay Community Helpline on 01803 446022 to volunteer for this new service.