Short breaks and time out for carers

Care cover at your own home

From time to time as a carer you need someone friendly to be with the person you care for while you take time for yourself.

Friendship at Home

Our 'Friendship at Home' service allows you to take time out, with peace of mind that the person you care for is in safe hands.

Our trained staff will stay with the person you care for while you:

  • go out and have a break
  • get on with something at home

They will provide friendship for the person needing care. They can also:

  • help them with activities at home
  • take them for a short trip outdoors – for example, to the shops or library
  • set-up a connection using your home internet to join-in activities at our Friendship Club

To find out if you qualify for these services, contact us below.

Thurrock First

: 01375 511 000


Main opening hours are Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

Limited service on Monday to Friday from 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm, and on weekends and bank holidays from 7am to 7pm.

Read more about Thurrock First.