Paula B.
£17/hr
personal carer
Tufnell park
50+ hours on HomeTouch. 3 years of experience
Night care
Driver's Licence

DBS check approved

Renewal date: Mar 2018

Speaks English, Portuguese
Has Driver’s License

Please note that I'm on holiday till the 14th July and won't have capacity to respond to messages.

My name is Paula Bulgarelli, I am Brazilian and have lived in London for nineteen years. I have been a nanny for the past five years and in the last year and a half I have also been working as a domiciliary carer during school hours and at the weekends.

Since I decided to change careers and work as a home carer in London I have found that I love the work I do; I can make a real difference in people's lives and I find this incredibly rewarding. It gives me a great deal of pleasure to deliver elderly care, especially as I am away from my older relatives in Brazil.

I am very caring and trustworthy. I also understand the need for flexibility and I take pride in being punctual and professional in all my home care appointments. I am able to follow instructions and also take initiative when necessary. During my time working in elderly care I have gained experience helping to look after people with severe mobility issues and also with dementia, alcoholism, incontinence and multiple sclerosis and the many difficulties arising from these. I have also overseen short spells in hospital as a carer and been the main point of contact between the doctors and families.

Prior to this I worked as a manager in catering for over 13 years. I graduated as an architect in Brazil before coming to England. My hobbies and interests include photography and traveling whenever possible.

Reviews 2
I have know Paula for ten years. As my health and balance has deteriorated she has been kind enough to work with me and she has been totally invaluable. Paula has taken great care and responsibility in her role as my immediate and prime person of contact and her kindness and reliability are apparent everywhere. I have every reason to recommend her to you. She would be invaluable for any person lucky enough to be in her care.
Previous Client
Jun 0th, 2015
The very best care I could have hoped for - had everything under control without being overbearing, and very adept at managing anything that came her way. Also, a great person and really well liked. Would re-book or recommend without hesitation!
HomeTouch Client
Sep 3rd, 2015
Condition Expertise
Multiple sclerosis
Alzheimer's Dementia
Vascular Dementia
Skills
Shopping
Cleaning
Personal Grooming and Hygiene
Dressing and Undressing
Companionship
Medication Prompting
Attending Appointments
Doing Errands
Interests
Films, social activities, it and computers, travel, chess
Education
University Degree in Architecture
Brazil, 1991
Infection Prevention and Control - CPD
London, 2015
Support the Use of Medication in Social Care Settings
London - Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 2015
Winner Best Newcomer Great British Carer Awards
London, 2015