Sitting In Service

Because every carer needs a break

The Sitting in Service is a FREE scheme. Trained volunteers can offer up to 2 hours per week for a regular, or occasional, sitting in arrangement with an adult over the age of 18 who has low level care needs.

Volunteers offer companionship with the person they sit with by taking part in activities together such as: listening to music, watching TV, playing board games, chatting, or providing refreshments. Many of our volunteers are happy to take the person you care for out and about too. 

Not only is it FREE respite care, but you have peace of mind that a trained, DBS checked volunteer, will be sitting with your loved one whilst you are out.

Group Sitting in Service

Due to the popularity of the Sitting in Service we also run group sessions. If you are thinking about day care for the person you care for then this may be a first step. Our group sessions is held at:

  • Central Methodist Church, Burnley


Activities at these group sessions can include music therapy, arts & crafts, bingo, colouring, jigsaws and gardening.

If you would like to book a place on the group sessions or request a Sitting in Service volunteer, please call our Volunteer Co-ordinator on
01254 387444.