Our Sitting Service

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The Service

The GAA charity provides a free respite service where experienced carers look after and provide company for your loved one for several hours. Sitters are fully trained and Police checked and can provide companionship for dementia sufferers. Although it is a paid role, the Charity offers the service free of charge to those who need it.

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Did you know?

  • Research undertaken by Guernsey’s Public Health department estimates the number of people with dementia in Guernsey to be approximately 1250.
  • GAA receives two enquiries per week for our Sitting Service. Most are referrals from HSC OAMHT (Older adult mental health team).
  • At present, GAA provides 2350 sitters' hours per year which is increasing yearly. The cost is borne by the GAA. No charge is made for the service.
  • GAA currently employs 20 Sitters to cope with the demand.