Taking care of yourself doesn't mean me first, it means me too

Caring for a family member or friend can fill up your days and spend your energy, so taking time for yourself is vital for your health and wellbeing. That’s why we offer professional and qualified staff who can step in and give you time to recharge your batteries with our Respite Breaks for Carers.

Whilst you’re having a break, someone from our reliable teams comes to look after your family member or friend in their own home, with a minimum of disruption to them. This might be for an hour or two whilst you take a short break, a day, overnight, or even whilst you take a longer holiday.

Respite breaks can be a regular arrangement or a reliable back-up in case of emergency.

  • Hourly visits: We can stop by for an hour or two to give family carers a break as and when they need. This is suitable for most everyday situations and can be a regular arrangement.
  • Night respite visitsOne of our care staff will stay overnight and to provide whatever assistance or monitoring might be required. Read more about our night services here.
  • Live-In care: One of our professional, self-employed carers moves into your home to provide whatever extra help and support is required (for a minimum period of three consecutive days).

Free training for family carers

As a family-run and person-centred company, we recognise the essential role that family members can play in the health and wellbeing of our clients, particularly regarding discomfort or embarrassment during personal care.

We are proud to offer our clients’ families and family carers the opportunity to attend any of our training and development course days, free of charge. This enables us to work in partnership with family carers to ensure we all provide the best possible care for our clients.

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My grateful thanks to the carers who have been so kind and helpful. I have happy memories of all our little chats!

Mrs M
Sherborne

I would like to express how delighted we are with the excellent services you have been consistently providing. Thank you.

Mr G
Street, Somerset

It’s so nice to have the same girls regularly, I feel so comfortable with them.

Mrs M
Shepton Mallet, Somerset

I would like to say a big thank you for all your help. It gives my family a break from coming twice a day to see me.

Mrs S
Ringmer, E Sussex

Mum is very pleased with the care she has. The family thank you for the care you give her each day.

Mrs E
Wimborne, Dorset

Thank you all for the amazing care you took of my dad. I feel very blessed to have found such a good care company.

Mrs H
Poole

The service I receive has always been very good and my life is made much easier by it.

Mr C
Wells, Somerset

I have nothing but praise for the service I receive.

Mrs H
Uckfield, E Sussex

The carers are always cheerful and I always feel good when they have been to see me.

Mr. P
Wadhurst, E Sussex

I shall certainly recommend you to my friends. At a stressful time, your help has been very much appreciated.

Mrs M
Bradford-on-Avon

Your Client Care Plans are very comprehensive and provide us with lots of useful information. Thank you.

Therapy Team
Yeovil District Hospital

I cannot speak highly enough of the carers who come to me, I would be lost without them. Thank you.

Mrs M
Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Candlelight helped my father during the last weeks of his life and cannot be praised highly enough.

Mr BWC
Sherborne, Dorset

We look forward to the four visits we receive each day. The carers are always cheerful and make us laugh.

Mr H
Westbury, Wiltshire

The help of the carers visits to me gives me the confidence to stay in my own flat.

Mr G
Heathfield, E Sussex

I really couldn’t be without them. It is lovely to have carers who really care.

Mrs M-C
Frome, Somerset

You are not just carers, you are friends and friendship means so much.

Mrs T
Trowbridge, Wiltshire

We have had nothing but wholehearted support from your carers that we’ve worked with for Mum’s care.

Mrs B
Radstock, Somerset

I’d like to thank you very much for your excellent support and flexibility. It has been very much appreciated.

Mrs M
Bradford on Avon

I want to say how grateful I am for all the help you have given to make me feel better. You are wonderful.

Mrs B
Frome, Somerset