Care giver with elderly client in museam

Companionship and Support

Providing a trusted, friendly face to share interests with.

Companion care services from Right at Home

  • Homecare support, where you feel most comfortable
  • Friendly companionship services
  • Highly-rated care across the UK

Why is companionship important?


Companionship can have huge benefits to the mental and physical health and wellbeing of a person. Social interaction can be an important factor in preventing isolation and loneliness in the elderly.

At Right at Home, we recognise the value of having a friendly and trusted visitor to talk to. Our homecare support team go above and beyond helping with daily activities. When it comes to companionship, our aim is always to put a smile on someone’s face.   

What are the benefits of companionship and support?


Companionship can allow you to regain or enable your independence by getting out in the community and boosting your self-esteem. 

Our CareGivers are available to support however and whenever they are needed. The benefits of companion care can incorporate a wide range of possibilities. Most of all, we aim to match our CareGivers and Clients so they share interests and personality traits. This way, both can benefit from a genuine friendship built on trust and mutual understanding. 

Companion care can help you take the first steps towards meeting new people, rediscovering old hobbies or taking up new interests.

You’ve got a friend in us…

Client in wheelchair with CareGiver in a museum

"I have a Carer come in every weekday, although when requested she comes in at weekends which I find most helpful. At other times she has taken me out to coffee shops, garden centres and hairdressers. I would be very happy to recommend these Carers to friends and relatives."

Kathleen C | Client 

What do our companion care services include?


Thousands of families, just like yours, trust and rely on Right at Home to provide companionship to their loved ones. We provide bespoke support for every Client. Our team of private companions for elderly and young people alike primarily offer much needed friendship and rapport. We can help with routine household tasks or simply be there as a friend to share interests and enjoy hobbies with.

Our companionship services include:

  • Social interaction in the community
  • Support with using public transport and escorting on journeys
  • Respite for family CareGivers
  • Company whilst doing hobbies
  • Food preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Emotional support
  • Help with everyday tasks, like shopping for food or clothes
  • Being there as a friend to listen and talk to
  • Support on a day trip or even further afield

At Right at Home, we offer person-centred and engaging companionship and support. Ease the feeling of loneliness and share your time with a trusted, familiar and friendly face. 

Contact your local Right at Home office to discuss your needs or those of a family member.

FAQs about our companionship care services

What is companionship care?

Companionship is the company of another person that you can enjoy spending time with. Right at Home can organise for CareGivers to support with regular activities in the community or visit you for a cup of tea and a chat to ease the feeling of loneliness with a trusted, friendly face.

Do you offer companionship live-in care?

Our highly trained CareGivers are carefully matched to your requirements, to ensure our service meets your needs and preferences. We work with you to create a personalised care plan which incorporates your goals and personal interests. 

Explore our live-in care services in more detail to learn more about the type of care that might suit you.

What does a companion for the elderly do?

Our companions are not just available for elderly support. We support adults of any age with everyday tasks and daily activities. In doing so, companion care enables continued independence and supports wellbeing. 

Most of all, our CareGivers are there to listen and interact. Private companion services can prevent feelings of isolation and loneliness, which can have a big impact on a person’s health. 

What is the difference between a companion and a CareGiver?

Our expert CareGivers provide specific services, such as personal care, specialist homecare, and targeted support for elderly people.

Care companions are often able to provide these services, but their primary purpose is to support Clients with day-to-day activities, whilst spending time with a trusted friend. 

What does companion care cost?

The cost of our companion care will depend on the needs of each Client. We calculate costs based on the number of hours of care provided. Please contact us so we can provide you with an estimated cost of care.

Speak to your local office