Our Sitting Service

Regular or one-off companionship visits to allow you time away from your loved one

Sitting Service Benefits

The aim of the sitting service is to give unpaid carers the opportunity to take a break from caring and have time out for themselves.  Unpaid carers work hard, and it should not be underestimated just how stressful and tiring looking after a loved one 24/7 can be.

At Aster Care, we aim to provide an affordable option to ensure the carer gets this break, sometimes referred to as ‘respite care’. This respite care will give companionship to a loved one in the unpaid carer’s place temporarily, i.e., for a couple of hours as a one-off visit, or on a regular or ad hoc basis. We can provide the sitting service for the elderly, disabled, or to adults who are frightened or unsafe to be left alone.


Here are some examples of where it might be used:-

Why Aster Care for this service?

Aster Care has been in operation in the Portsmouth area for over 14 years, providing care at home services to people with long-term conditions who would not be safe if left alone.  Our work is generally ongoing and permanent.


We have staff that are skilled up to support people with high care needs, complex behaviours, oral and PEG medication, some basic nursing skills, and to manage those with advanced or less common types of dementia. These competent staff can give carer relief sitting services.


Whilst in general the sitting or companionship service is just to bridge the gap whilst their loved one takes a break from care, our staff can step in and manage any care needs that may arise when present at the property. 

what’s involved in the sitting service?

We’re proud of the care we provide

We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and rated as Good, a status we are proud to hold.


You needn’t just take their view; our Google and Homecare.co.uk reviews paint a picture of the care we offer from our service users, their families and our team. Our Inspection Report can be accessed via the Home Page.

What happens next?

We try to keep the process simple. However, we want our Sitting Service clients to receive the same high level of service as our regular clients, and so we will undertake the following:

Please contact us on info@astercareltd.com
or telephone 023 92694551 for further information.

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Long-term care

We provide bespoke home care services for those requiring 1 to 1 support. Services available include;

Dementia Care

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Live-In Care

We offer a range of live-in care options, from temporary stays to permanent live-in care.

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