Overnight Care

As we get older or while we are recovering from injuries or illness, being able to stay at home in familiar surroundings is a key factor in our wellbeing and comfort. It can also be an aid to recovery or to slowing the process of decline. Adequate night-time care plays a vital role in maintaining this level of independent living.

At Greenwood Homecare, we offer a range of flexible night-time care options to suit each individual. A night-time carer might only be required for a short period, during recovery from an injury or illness or while a partner or family-member is on holiday, or it may be that long-term regular assistance is necessary to facilitate independent living. We can adapt to the requirements of your situation in each case.

Our services fall into two main categories:

Sleeping Night

‘Sleeping night’ care is for those who require minimal assistance during the night, but who may need help at certain times or in the event of particular situations. The reassurance that someone else is in the house is also an important motivation for seeking overnight care. As the name suggests, your carer will have their own bedroom but be on hand if assistance is required. They can also help with bedtime and early-morning routines.

Waking Night

Those who have more regular or intensive care needs should consider ‘waking night’ care, where the carer will remain awake and on call throughout the night. This can involve staying in the same room as the person who needs care, or in an agreed location nearby. Our carers are familiar with using a variety of aids and hoists, and can provide assistance with medication as well.

At Greenwood Homecare, we are very aware of the important support that carers can deliver around the home, as well as their role in providing conversation and companionship. This is especially valuable during the night, when peace of mind is a priceless asset.

If you have any questions about the nightsitting services that Greenwood provides, or would like to discuss your situation and needs, then call us today. Our phone numbers can be found in the header section of the website. 

Help when you need it

Daytime visits

Daytime visits provide support for you from 30 minutes up to all day long.

Overnight care

Depending on your needs our carers can be awake throughout the night or on-call and able to assist when needed.

24/7 Live-in care

Our live-in care services give you 24/7 support, providing a better alternative to care home.

Other services

Our carers have experience with a number of conditions


Elderly care


Respite care



Reablement / post-surgery

Dementia and Alzheimers

Palliative care

Physical and Disability

Learning disabilities

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Get in touch

Leave your details and we’ll contact you to answer any questions and schedule your care assessment at your convenience. Alternatively you can email hello@greenwoodhomecare.co.uk or call one of our offices:


Peterborough 01733 808531
Grantham 01476 849522
Cambridge 01223 850938

Home Assessment

We will agree a time to come and visit you in your own home. We will take the time to fully understand your care needs, and provide recommendations as to what type of care is required.

Care delivery

Once agreed, we will begin to deliver the care. Whether hourly, live-in, or night care, we will endeavour to deliver the best possible care.