Sitting and befriending services
Some local carer services and charities offer a sitting or befriending service where a trained person stays with the person you care for whilst you go out.
Some sitting schemes have trained volunteers who come to your home and spend time with the person you care for. Befriending schemes offer companionship and support to you or the person you care for. They are also a great way to reduce isolation and loneliness. For full details Carers Trust