Operating from Rugeley in Staffordshire, HaywardBefriending offers Supportive Services and encourages a life of choice for adults who need a helping hand throughout South Staffordshire and North Birmingham. Established in May 2009 the owner Mr Carlton Hayward has many years' experience supporting and befriending within the Social Care Sector, especially the elderly. In 2011 HaywardCare became HaywardBefriending and with this change came a wider focus on all adults in the community.
Enabling service users to live a life of choice throughout the year, the organisation provides companionship with good quality befriending skills. With genuine and caring staff, the service is intended to alleviate the symptoms of loneliness, encourage and maintain Service Users independence in the community while offering time out for their family and friends or main Carer.
The organisation is able to offer various services, ranging from 'call in' home visits, night sitting, domestic cleaning, basic gardening, shopping assistance to accompanied holidays. Tailored to requirements, the services are suitable for those who need support carrying out their normal lives and can ease the symptoms of loneliness.
All HaywardBefriending staff are dedicated to changing someone’s life for the better and through caring and their own life experiences they provide this to Service Users. They are insured and reference checked and full-enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checks have been undertaken.
HaywardBefriending has an expanding customer base, based in and around Birmingham, Cannock and Lichfield.
The organisation is managed by Mr Carlton Hayward who has been focusing on the social care industry since losing a close friend, Mr Ronald Morrell aged 88 in 2006. Having previously cared for Ron, Mr Hayward has since dedicated his time to volunteering with the elderly and then went onto working for Age UK. Before entering into social care he worked for a high street bank for over 13 years.