Social companionship

Having someone to keep you company

Life is not to be lived alone. It is difficult to cope with life if we feel lonely and the help we need to live independent life is not available.

Recent research findings show that  almost a million older people in the UK go for days without seeing anyone or having human contact and for more than a month without speaking to anyone not even on the phone.  This mean that more than one million elderly people are chronically lonely resulting in social isolation.  Social  isolation can be damaging to an elderly person’s life. It is also found that many young people feel lonely and would like to have someone to talk and someone they can look up to.

The assurance and comfort we feel in our home is like no other. Home is the place that we all feel most relaxed and happy because it is the place that we know best.  However, as family members grow up and several events happen, they move in to their own homes, and not long you may find that there aren’t as many people around to  keep you company or give you that extra hand when it is needed

Verity Healthcare can help either the young or the old to have a personal assistant or support worker to visit you and be a companion to you.  Our social companionship care help you live a meaningful and fulfilled life by easing loneliness in your life.

We have personal assistants and social workers  carers at hand to support to live independently, keeping you company and providing you with the assistance at times to suit your convenience.

Our social companionship services are known to provide peace of mind for family members who are unable to regularly visit, as they know their loved one  have someone with them to reassure them and also to provide care where necessary.

Our care workers and personal assistants are ready to offer the best of social companionship there is.

How Verity Healthcare support you

Our personal assistants and support workers are carefully selected to match your personality, interests and requirements and to keep you company and engage you in conversations, as well as supporting you with daily household and social activities.  They are well trained to help you to cheer up, live actively and independently.  They are great listeners and speakers to help provide you company and engage you in conversation to brighten up your day. Your personal assistant or care worker will become a trusted, friendly face.

Clients have found that getting together with a companion makes them feel revitalised and energised. Spending quality time with someone who understands them and is genuinely interested in them is very important.

Also, we know that physical and mobility impairment can affect your ability to socialise as much as you’ll like. This is why  our services aren’t limited to simply spending time with your care worker in your own home. We’ll support you to go to town, go out for day trips together and visit family and loved ones. You’ll safe in the knowledge that you will have a trusted companion by your side throughout the journey.

To ensure that you get the best out of what we offer, our social companionship services are tailored to your requirements and personality; and can be adjusted to meet your changing needs. You have the choice of how often and what kind of companionship support you requires.

Before your care package commences, we’ll arrange for you to meet your personal assistant or care worker to ensure that you are happy.  We’re able to cater to your individual preferences and aim to help everyone in unique ways. We understand that it’s important to keep your independence and we’ll work with you to ensure that you maintain as much control over your life as you’re comfortable with.

Many of clients find social companionship incredibly important part of mental well-being and physical health.  You will find that having someone to talk to, and knowing that they are around and looking out for you, can make all the difference and give you a completely different outlook on life.

Please don’t suffer from loneliness in silence, a companion is closer than you think. If you or someone you love, could benefit from social companionship in their life, please contact us today. Call 0203 643 5295 or email us. You can request a call back.

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Our social companionship service isn’t just for those who require physical care, we also provide a companionship service which provides company and emotional support to those who live alone.

Either young or older, it can be difficult to keep up with daily routines especially when you feel lonely. Our care workers and personal assistants can take away the trouble of having to keep track of what you need to do and when you have to do it.

Our companionship services are wide-ranging and include activities such as:

  • Engage in companionship and conversation
  • Participating in hobbies and crafts
  • Meeting friends for a chat
  • Visiting the community centre or church
  • Reminisce about the past
  • Write Birthday cards
  • Assist with clothing selection
  • Help with reading
  • Look after pets
  • Attend party and anniversaries
  • Assist with entertaining
  • Complete Household chores
  • Arrange hospital/GP/dentist appointments
  • Play games and cards
  • Attend plays, concerts, cinema and theatre clubs
  • Buy magazines, papers and books
  • Provide reminders for appointments
  • Arrange DIY and gardening services
  • Attend places of worship
  • Visit to Day or Community centres
  • Go to the hairdressers/groomers
  • Visit to the Library
  • Go to the shops/market

In addition, your care worker can support you to learn to you new gadgets and devices such as mobile phones, setting up TV and using TV remote control or the computer and tablets. Your trusted friend can help you pays bills and understanding your financial advice. If needed, they will support you with financial advice

If you live alone having someone to chat with and prepare a cup of tea can be an important part of the day. To find out more about our Social Companionship service, please get in touch with dedicated Care Team on 0203 643 5295 or you can request or download a free brochure.

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Lucia’s story: Social Companionship

“Lucia is a 99year old lady who lived with daughter. The daughter was in hospital for almost a year and Lucia tended to feel lonely and apprehensive. Although, she was receiving a package of care from Verity Healthcare, the care allocated from the social services was not sufficient to support her companionship needs. Verity Healthcare offered free companionship for 3 months before Lucia received care package for social companionship. Lucia said: “” I cannot thank Verity Healthcare management enough. The companionship service saved my life. I believe I am alive and going from strength to strength because I am able to Maxine by myself. She’s a key part of the family.”

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