Respite Sitting Scheme

Stokesley & District Community Care Association are hoping to reach out to people in the community who are full time carers for their spouses or partners.

We believe that carers need and deserve a break to get jobs done, go to the hairdressers, enjoy a coffee with friends or just to have some time to themselves – in the knowledge that their loved one is being looked after.

Our Respite Sitting Scheme provides volunteers to sit for clients for up to two hours (a week or fortnight ) allowing a full time carer to have a break.

The scheme aims to reduce isolation for carers, allowing them to be active members in their community if they wish, it also helps them remain physically and mentally well. Just a couple of hours break a week can increase their ability to cope with their caring role and improve the relationship between carer and cared for.

We are also reaching out for new volunteers to help us provide this valuable service to carers in our local communities. We are looking for people who could give us a couple of hours of their time a week, fortnight or even monthly to sit with a client – no specific qualifications required – just an ability to talk to others!

Can you help us?

Do you know of anyone who could benefit from our service?

Or would you like to find out more about becoming a volunteer respite sitter yourself?

If so please contact either Sarah or Kay on 01642 710085 or email: 


                                                                                                                                           Sarah Thorogood, the Community Visiting Coordinator, with some Community Care Association volunteer befrienders and respite sitters, winning an award from The Newcastle Building Society for Services to the Community