Allison G.
£17/hr
personal carer
Shepherd's bush
80+ hours on HomeTouch. 1 year of experience
Day care
Available on weekends
Evening Care
Emergency backup
Driver's Licence

DBS check approved

Renewal date: Sep 2019

Speaks English
Emergency Backup
Has Driver’s License

I started working in care as a disability support worker in Australia. I worked in residential homes and took care of people with varying disabilities. My role involved dressing, preparing breakfast, organising medication, arranging activities, and driving and collecting clients. Afterwards I volunteered in a children's hospital in Dublin where I engaged the children in fun activities. The most rewarding part of this job was being able to see the kids smile even though they were experiencing an illness.

Currently, I am studying to be an occupational therapist. The area I worked in was inpatient neurology where my focus was on helping the children participate in their activities of daily living. My most recent experience is in a community in-patient rehab hospital. Here, my focus was on helping patients to get back to their level of function prior to their illness. The sense of fulfillment I gain from seeing patients progress is indescribable. I gained invaluable experience with people with dementia and I witnessed the importance of ensuring they are stimulated. This involved taking part in a game of cards or a gardening activity.

I am a compassionate person and caring for people makes me very happy. I love to make people's days a little better by providing them with the best care possible, but also by helping them to do things independently. I believe my ability to make anyone feel at ease makes me a good carer.

I love going to the movies and sports, mostly running and swimming. I also really enjoy travelling to and exploring new places. I am available full time. If you like my profile, please send me a message and we can get in touch to discuss your needs and hours!

Reviews 1
Allison Gavin proved herself to be exceptionally well-suited to the role of carer to my elderly mother. She was patient and efficient in carrying out the necessary tasks, and positive in her attitude - even somewhat beyond what we felt we could expect, in quite a difficult situation too. Her trustworthiness was also immediately apparent. My mother had resisted the whole idea of introducing carers into her home. Yet by the end of the first morning, she was saying it was a pity Allison could only stay for one month. We gather that this was Allison’s first job through HomeTouch. It was also our first experience of using any care-agency. We consider ourselves lucky, and would gladly recommend Allison to anyone.
Jonathan, London W2
Sep 5th, 2017
Condition Expertise
Visual Impairment
COPD
Learning Disability
Depression
Multiple sclerosis
Cerebral Palsy
Orthopaedic Injuries
Alzheimer's Dementia
Parkinson's disease
Physical Disability
Skills
Administration
Shopping
Cleaning
Doing Laundry
Dressing and Undressing
Personal Grooming and Hygiene
Toileting
Eating and Drinking Assistance
Medication Prompting
Personal Assistance
Attending Appointments
Gardening
Driving Licence
Wheelchair Assistance
Physical Activities
Doing Errands
Interests
Cinema, Running, Culture, Travel, Swimming