Live-in care:

As a relief or interim carer when carers or family are away, or as short term care for whatever reason.  Perhaps you’ve been ill, or had surgery and would like someone there until you’re fully fit again.

Sleepover for a few nights.

Pop-in care:

Here are some examples of how I can help you or in your day to day life – but it’s all in your hands.

Spend a couple of hours in the evening with you – the evenings can often seem very long

Help with meals, dressing or showers

See to your bills and correspondence

Arrange and drive you to appointments

Accompany you to church

Attend clubs, meetings and sporting events.  Book and attend plays or concerts.  Visit the Open Gardens or other sites of interest.  Help with travel arrangements

Do your shopping with you, or for you.  Go to the library together – or I could get books for you

Accompany you to meals out or a cream tea, or bring your friends to you for tea

Drive you to family for Sunday lunch or celebrations.  Plan visits, outings and trips

Arrange and help with emails or Skype if family and friends are not nearby

Offer companionship and conversation

Get involved in hobbies and crafts.  Go for walks

Research and record family history – invaluable information for the children and grandchildren, who are often unaware of their deeper roots.

Attend an interesting talk at the Discovery Centre, or go to the cinema or theatre

Get cards posted out on time for friends and family members birthdays and special occasions, and arrange gifts.

Sometimes you might just want some companionship and conversation in your own home, to enjoy a cup of tea, have a game of cards or scrabble or potter around the garden.