You don’t need to be on you own with Treasured Time here to support you!
My name is Debbie Mansfield and I set up Treasured Time as a companionship and support service in Sheffield, to help people living alone, particularly the elderly, find time for enjoyment and social interaction, as well as supporting people to maintain their independence at home.
It’s good for our wellbeing to have face to face contact with someone to discuss how life is treating us. If you spend long periods of time on your own it can get you down, and there will be times that you feel in need of someone else to talk to. I can be there to offer you that quality one to one time, enabling you to talk about whatever matters to you, bringing companionship and support into your day, and easing feelings of loneliness.
Looking after your physical health leads to a better quality of life. We can go out and enjoy some fresh air together, either walking round the local neighborhood, or going out for a coffee somewhere. It’s refreshing to spend time away from being indoors and getting a change of scenery. Appreciating the changes each season brings to our surroundings will also help to boost your morale. Sometimes people need that bit of extra support, so it’s good to have someone else with you, especially if you have a fear of falling.
It’s nice to choose your own food or clothing. We can go out shopping together so that you can browse goods for yourself – I can be the spare pair of hands to help you carry things home.
If you find it difficult to manage running your home, I am able to offer a hand in organizing things for you. Whether it’s sorting out appointments and correspondence, or assisting with some house hold tasks, we can sit down together and discuss your individual needs, and agree on how I can tailor my service to meet them.
Visits can be organized to suit you, whether regular or not! This may even be on a short term basis, i.e. convalescing following illness or hospital admission, when extra help is required to get you back on your feet.
Who might need my support;
- Individuals that live alone, helping them to find time for enjoyment and to enhance their daily living.
- Carers so that they can spend time with a companion themselves, or have time to go out and about whist their loved one is being supported at home.
- Relatives who have a busy working life, so that they know someone is there for their loved one when they can’t be due to work or holiday commitments.
NOTE: Please note this is a companionship service and therefore I’m not able to provide personal care, or give out medication.
The first half hour visit is free. During this time, we can talk about your individual needs, and decide if my services are suitable for you. I will provide an agreement that outlines what we have discussed.
Once an agreement has been reached, the following costs will apply:
- £15 per hour (inclusive of local outings under 2 miles)
- Following this an additional £0.45p per mile is chargeable for any outing
- Client will be responsible for all costs associated with outings including refreshments/meals or other travel methods to venue
I would request that 48 hours’ notice is given to cancel a visit otherwise 50% will be payable at the next visit.
Note: For new customers, if 4 sessions are booked and paid for in advance within a 6 week period, you will receive a 10% discount on the overall price during the first 3 months of our agreement commencing.