Meet the Adorno Companion team and learn about our mission/vision
Adorno Companion & Operations
Mark joined our team in July 2019 and has been matched with two male clients with dementia. Together with Mark, the clients have enjoyed snooker, exercises classes, visits to coffee shops, walks in the countryside and jigsaws at home in colder months.
Adorno provide Home Help, Housekeeping, Transport & Companionship in the region of Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and surrounding areas. We have been operational since May 2019. 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 do this by providing reassurance, guidance and respite to carers and family members that may otherwise struggle for care provision. We also aid people in re-settling back into their homes after a stay in hospital or if they are moving house. When Adorno founder Emma lost her Grandfather, her Grandmother’s independence began to slip away from her. Reduced access to transport, limited availability of home help, and her aversion to carers meant she moved into a care home sooner than she should have. We know that it is common place for families to experience this situation.
Our Mission & Vision
The State of Ageing Report from the Centre for Ageing Better in 2019 stated: “Our extra years of life are a gift that we should all be able to enjoy and yet, increasing numbers of us are at risk of missing out. Ageing is inevitable, but how we age is not.” It is therefore our mission to improve the wellness of older people in our communities. Our Support Workers and Companions are professional, compassionate and matched to clients based on interests and location. To become a Support Worker or Companion, applicants must proceed through a 2-stage interview process. All of our staff members are Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends, and are provided with DBS Checks, PPE and full training. They should therefore be very proud in the knowledge that they are part of a wider, growing team of very patient and kind-hearted people, making a real difference to the lives of those in our community.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does my hourly charge include?
Whatever the agreed visit length – this will mean the full contact time with your companion ie: this does not include the companion travel time to and from your home.
How long can my visit be?
Our minimum visit time is 2 hrs for each visit – and a minimum of 2 visits per month. Please contact us to discuss individual requirements.
Can i book a companion for a couple of weeks only?
Yes – dependent on current availability – If you book for any period expected to be less than 6 weeks – then payment in advance is required.
How many weeks do i have to book?
Bookings are taken in blocks, a minimum of 6 weeks at a time to allow for accurate scheduling. We do however, encourage trials.
What is the maximum time i can book?
We will try to accommodate all requests – based on demand and availability.
Do you provide personal care?
Please note we do not provide personal care or administer medication.
What Our Clients Say
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.