Laura C.
£130/day
personal carer
Farringdon
310+ hours on HomeTouch. 1 year of experience

DBS check approved

Renewal date: May 2019

Speaks English

I am currently providing end of life care for a lady who has advanced stage dementia who I have been working with for some months as her live-in carer. She suffers from a lot of depression, confusion and anger as a result of her dementia, so a lot of my work is helping her with this aspect, making a personal connection, finding out what she loves and how she ticks in order to reach her and calm her.

I have worked as both a therapeutic massage therapist & holistic yoga teacher for several years and during this time have attracted a lot of 1-1 clients with a range of ailments from physical injuries to mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, life crisis’s etc. I very much enjoy working in a 1-1 healing and guiding capacity and this is really where I find my niche - in my ability to listen well, calm and make an honest valued connection with another. During my studies in creative arts therapy I have worked with adults with learning disabilities to help open up alternative means of communication through movement and dance & promote a sense of social integration. I also worked with a group of women, designing a creative, self-explorative journey, to help build their sense of empowerment and self-acceptance. 


I listen well, I seek to understand & feel empathically where a person is coming from, and I have patience and compassion.

I love to read and write, walk in nature, contemplate, explore, design. I practice yoga & meditation, and like to cook healthy nutritious meals. I have been vegetarian since childhood and have also worked for a brief period as a cook so I have had some good practise. 


I am looking to initially do occasional cover work, with a view to more regular work in the future. I am happy to work with a range of people, with an interest in end of life care.
 I am also interested and open to include aspects of yoga, breath-work, meditation etc, and to help create personalised programs for clients if this is something that they feel would benefit them. 


I am available for anything from 1-3 week cover outside of London as well. My dates with possibly some flexibility: 24th April - 26th June.

Reviews 1
I have known Laura since July 2016 when she first came to care for my mum. Since then Laura has come to stay with mum as a live in carer on a total of 4 occasions. Each stay as been for about 2/3 weeks each. Mum has dementia & is immobile & is entirely dependent on carers to enable her to live in her own home. I have found Laura to be trustworthy, very caring & I have no hesitation in leaving my mum in Laura's care. Laura is kind & patient & capable of dealing with difficult situations. Her easy going manner helps to put mum at ease & also Laura to form good working relationships. I'd absolutely recommend her to others as well.
Previous Client
Nov 2nd, 2016
Condition Expertise
Visual Impairment
Depression
Alzheimer's Dementia
Skills
Shopping
Cleaning
Doing Laundry
Dressing and Undressing
Personal Grooming and Hygiene
Toileting
Eating and Drinking Assistance
Medication Prompting
Moving and Handling
Attending Appointments
Gardening
Wheelchair Assistance
Physical Activities
Doing Errands
Interests
Yoga, meditation, reading, writing, nature, exploring, design
Education
Undergraduate: Creative Arts Therapies
Plymouth University (in Partnership with city of Bristol), 2012
Kundalini Yoga
Sahej Academy, UK, 2010
Therapeutic classical Hatha Yoga
Yoga Alliance international, 2013
Therapeutic Thai Massage
TMC – Thai Massage School of Chaing Mai, 2016
Care certificate
Helping Hands, 2016