Practical Companions Somerset

Practical Companions

Supporting the Worlebury Community…

Located in Bleadon, Weston-super-Mare, Practical Companions cover the area of North Somerset providing a service, mainly of companionship, to those who do not readily have anyone to call on. Through their site you can find out the kind of activities they offer and answers to any questions you may have about their service.

The elderly, more often than not, do not need care. What they need is companionship and this is what Practical Companions provide.

Social interaction is and always has been a very important part of daily living and the lack of it can quickly have a detrimental effect on many individuals.

It is a source of “national shame” that as many as 800,000 people in England are “chronically lonely” Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

Practical Companions is run by retired police Officer Steve Burrough who served the people of Somerset for over thirty years. He provides the following services:

  • Outings
  • Appointments
  • Shopping Trips
  • Home Visits
  • Running Errands
  • Advice
  • Events
  • Research

Character Reference

Steve Burrough is a very personable, utterly trustworthy and pleasant man. His own father is totally disabled and lives alone. Steve sees him most days and knows a lot about the problems, not only of living alone but also the problems of someone who is housebound.

I think that what he is offering is a very good service and would fill a gap in the market which is increasingly under pressure due to cuts in public spending.

I can recommend him without reservation for the type of service that he wants to offer.

David Shattock CBE OSt.J QPM LLD MA

Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary 1989 – 1998

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