Companionship Care

Time for care

We all know that eating well, exercise and getting enough sleep can help us live well, but social interaction and companionship is just as important.

That’s why our companion care service is so warmly received.

At Nayland Care, we believe that how our clients feel is important to their overall wellbeing. That’s why all our services have an element of companion care. Whether our home carers are there to help with household tasks or personal care, you’ll benefit from a meaningful human connection.

We passionately believe that nobody should feel lonely. Yes, circumstances change and regular opportunities for social engagement lessen, but the need for social interaction doesn’t disappear. If anything, the need for companionship becomes greater.

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Carefully chosen carers

That’s where our carers step in. In offering companionship care, we carefully choose a carer we know you’ll enjoy spending time with and chatting to. Someone who’ll be happy to pop to town with you, accompany you to social appointments, go on country walks or simply stay in for the day.

We’re kind and considerate with our companion care. We’re guided by you on how you would like to spend your time with us, but we’ll also come up with new suggestions too.

It may be that you want somebody to go shopping with once a week or perhaps you would like us to spend a couple of mornings or afternoons with you. Our companionship care services can be as flexible as you wish.

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What our home care clients say


A big thank you to everyone who cared for our husband and dad, Patrick. We appreciate everything you did to make his life easier and to help him stay in his home. A special thanks goes to Pauline who made him smile every morning when she visited.

Barbara & Daughter -

To all the carers who looked after Jean, many thanks for the wonderful care you gave her. You all became part of the ‘family’ and we miss you all. You should all be proud!

Jan & Stuart -

A very sincere thank you on behalf of my friend Anne. As you know, she never wanted carers but by the end she always said how lucky she was to have such kind, caring people looking after her. She saw you as her friends and you made all the difference in her last days.

Gill - Friend of Anne

Bob has been my carer for some time now. He is kind and considerate. When he arrives, he has always got a smile for you. Nothing is too much trouble. He has listened to my problems. The day would not be the same without him.

Dotty, a Nayland Care client -

A renewed sense
of energy

Living with a disability is challenging but with Nayland Care on board, our lives are so much easier and enjoyable. Nayland Care are not just our care team, they are most definitely our friends – a friendship that goes above and beyond our expectations.

View Kelly & Betty’s Story
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Your companion care options

For most of our clients, companionship care forms part of their overall individual care plan. However, it could be that you are happy to attend to your own personal care and household needs and simply want a bit of company. Someone you look forward to welcoming into your home as a friendly face.

Although not an exhaustive list, our companion care services usually involve some or all of the following:

  • Visiting new and familiar places
  • Assistance with shopping
  • Accompanying to social appointments
  • Discovering new interests
  • Encouragement with forming new friendships
  • Or simply a good chat and cuppa tea

Each companion care plan is delivered by personable and highly-qualified carers who promise to take an active interest in you as a person and offer their support and encouragement.

Many of our home carers have also received specialist training in caring for people with complex care needs, which means we can safely accompany you.

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Your care at home funding options

Whether you receive care funding from your local authority, the NHS or are completely self-funding us as a private healthcare service, you’ll receive the same level of care.

Our highly experienced home care team will carry out a full care needs assessment to create an agreed care at home plan. As part of this process, you will also be assessed to see how much you can afford to pay towards the cost of services and whether your care needs could be met by the local authority.

If you have eligible needs, the local authority has a duty of care to meet those needs, but it can charge for services. Alternatively, you may be eligible for NHS funding (if your care needs meet specific criteria) or choose to privately fund your care. Either way, we will create a support plan that carefully takes your finances into account.

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NHS Continuing Healthcare

For clients with complex or palliative healthcare needs who meet specific criteria, the NHS can fund the support of Nayland Care as part of a continuing healthcare package of care.

Financial help from social services

If the council has assessed you, and agreed you need care and support, you will then be means-tested to see how much you need to contribute, if anything, and how much the council will pay.

Personal Budgets

Depending on where you live, you might be able to use a personal budget; another way in which your local council may pay towards any social care and support you need. It is designed to give you more choice.

Allocated Allowances

If you’re 65 or over and need help with personal care tasks, you may be able to claim Attendance Allowance (AA). If you’re under 65 and need care and support, you may be eligible for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Privately funded care

If you’re not eligible for local authority financial support, you’ll have to fund your own home care. Of course, we’ll always look for the most cost-effective way to meet your care needs.

Next steps

Reach out


Whilst our head office is based in Ipswich, we offer companionship care in Tiptree, Nayland, Stowmarket, Bacton, Needham Market, Claydon, Woodbridge, Felixstowe, Framlingham, Saxmundham, Aldeburgh, Leiston and neighbouring villages. Please reach out to us on 01473 550481 or email

We’ll happily provide you with further information on our approach to companionship care and the difference our support will make to your life or that of a loved one.