Formerly known as the Sitting Service, Northamptonshire Carers Community Companions service is proud to be celebrating 10 years of supporting carers across the county, with the launch of its new name. Community Companions better refl ects we are offering something for everyone - the carer, the person they are supporting and the volunteer’ says Adam Wilson, the project manager for the service. Community Companions is free and provides a short break to those with unpaid caring responsibilities by linking them with a local volunteer to be build lasting, supportive relationships.

We would not be able to run this successful service without the commitment of our team of volunteers across the county and, as such, we combined celebrating our 10-year anniversary with an afternoon tea party as both a thank you and appreciation of the major contribution they have made.

Since the service began our volunteers have supported over 350 unpaid carers, providing them with some precious ‘me time’ affording peace of mind knowing someone they know and trust is on hand.

Being a volunteer is a rewarding experience. As one of our team said: “Volunteering makes everyone a winner; the carer, the person being cared for and the volunteer all gain something. A unique relationship is formed and, as a volunteer, I do have a feeling of a worthwhile job well done”. Volunteering can restore a sense of purpose so important to our own well-being. We are proud to support a growing number of volunteers, some of whom have been with us since the service began. We feel this demonstrates how much volunteers get from the time they give in addition to the support provided and the level of value we place on them.

If you would like to fi nd out more or are interesting in joining us and can spare 2-3hours per week, please contact Adam, Emma or Kaysha on 01933 677907 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also apply directly on the website

Community Companions celebrate 10 years