Companion care at home
Supporting people with everyday tasks and activities
Why use our companionship service at home
Company and support
Our companions support individuals in their own home, as well as facilitating trips out.
Your companion can help you and your loved one with a range of everyday tasks, as well as sharing a sympathetic ear and being a friendly face.
We understand the importance of consistency and familiarity, especially when working with older people and those living with dementia. This is why we send the same person each time, and would only ever send a replacement companion to cover holiday, if you wish us to.
All of our companions are carefully selected, Enhanced DBS-checked and have a considerable amount of life experience. They are compassionate and patient. They will also be local to you.
What our companions can do in the home
Our companions will love not only getting to know you and spending time together socially, they are also willing to help and support with daily tasks and activities.
Housekeeping and cleaning
Playing games and enjoying hobbies
Doing internet shopping
Healthy cooking and meal planning
Offering fitness support or short health walks
How to get started with at home companion care
Company and support
Once you have made an initial enquiry, by calling us on 01173 790048 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, a member of the team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.
We will organise an initial assessment. This allows us to get to know each other and ensures we can achieve a good match between our clients and their assigned companion. From our experience, we have a lot of success at building long-lasting, trusting relationships.
You can be reassured that your companion will be well-matched and, importantly, have been extensively security checked and vetted to provide both a professional and compassion services, through our rigorous processes, including interviews and on-going training.
How our companions service makes a difference
So lucky to have such great companion care available in Chipping Sodbury. Emma and her team are fantastic - they really do care about the people they're providing support for.
Emma and her team first met with mum just after she had lost dad. Emma made sure she matched a companion who had something in common with mum and that she could have a good old chat with. Having our companion has not only given me piece of mind, it’s meant I no longer have to worry about mum relying on me for every single little job she needs doing. A companion means we get more quality time together and mum is much happier.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the in-house companion service cost?
Our initial consultation fee is currently £58 +VAT. Our hourly rate for a companion is £24.50 +VAT. Our minimum visit duration per week is one visit of two hours
How often will a companion visit?
This is agreed with you and in light of your requirements. Our minimum visit duration per week is one visit of two hours. Our companions are available weekdays 8am – 6pm.
What if I can’t afford a companion?
Attendance allowance can be used towards funding companion visits, which is non-means tested. It is available to anyone over 65 who needs something ‘attending to’.
Carers allowance can also be used. The Carers Annual Grant, available from Carers Support Centre, offers £200 in South Gloucestershire and £300 in Bristol. You can also be funded using direct payments and local authority funding. Please contact us for more information regarding financial support in other areas or locations.
What happens if a companion can’t visit?
If a companion is unable to visit, for example they are ill or on holiday, we will discuss with you whether it is suitable to send a replacement companion or not. We will never send anyone other than your own companion unless agreed with you.
About Adorno Companions
Established in May 2019, Adorno provides home help, housekeeping, transport and companionship in the region of Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and surrounding areas.
Our mission, as an organisation with a social purpose, is to support older people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to enhance their overall wellbeing. We offer elderly care, dementia respite, general support and companionship, in a number of ways, including in the home, out of the home and at our dedicated Day Care Centres.