DBS check approved
Renewal date: Oct 2018
I began my caring career at a nursing home whilst at university which was invaluable in teaching me personal care and moving and handling skills. Once I left university I became a live in carer with and I've been doing that on and off for almost 9 years. During this time I have cared for a wide variety of elderly people and some younger disabled adults with cerebral palsy, Parkinson's and acquired brain injury. I have also had a job as a teaching assistant for teenagers with Down's syndrome, and as a support worker in Leeds for adults with learning disabilities, assisting them to be independent in their own homes.
I am very patient, calm, and reassuring. I believe I am an intuitive person who can understand different client needs. Some clients prefer their own space and only want my help with the things they find challenging and some prefer a companion. I'm able to help with personal care, house work, cooking, moving and handling and also happy to participate in any of the client's personal interests and activities such as going to the cinema or the church, going out for walks, shopping, visiting friends and family
I enjoy embroidery, drawing, sewing, reading, meditation, yoga and jogging.
I'm available immediately. I prefer to work 6 weeks on and 2 weeks off but I can be flexible and adapt to your needs.