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The Sitting & Befriending Service

We can help find a Sitter/Befriender to support your family, give you a break from caring or to be a companion to your child or teenager helping them to access social and leisure activities.Sitters are interviewed, DBS checked, referenced and trained. They can:

  • Babysit at home while you go out,
  • Help you with the children at home,
  • Accompany your child or young person to an activity they enjoy,
  • Take part with your child/young person at an activity,
  • 'Hang out' at home with your young person while you go out.

To register with the service - download our Registration Form and email or send it to Sue Robson: suerobson@ruils.co.uk or call Sue on 020 8831 6083 to discuss your needs. She will arrange a home visit with you to tell you more about the service and to find out more about your and your family's needs. 

Looking to become a Sitter/Befriender

If you are looking to become a Sitter or Befriender, please download and complete our Application Pack and email it to Sue: suerobson@ruils.co.uk. She will contact you to arrange an interview. 

"Jack is making progress socially and loves his time
with Chris so we are very grateful. It is also a lovely
break for us to have someone else interacting with
him and joining in with his activities".
Mum, Twickenham