Befriender, Care Companion & Home Helper

  • Location

    Holmes Chapel, Crewe, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.50-£14.25 per hour plus mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Have you been considering Volunteering jobs? Do you have spare time on your hands and would love to do something very rewarding near you? We are looking for people just like you to become Befrienders, Care Companions & Home Helpers in the Holmes Chapel area of South Cheshire. 

What would the Job Involve

What about getting up every morning and going to see someone like Sheila? Sheila is a widow and lives on her own, in her own flat. Sheila used to be a schoolteacher at a primary school near Holmes Chapel many years ago and was the PE Teacher, so she has always been active. Her husband passed away eight years ago. Sheila has become isolated since Frank died and also suffered a stroke last year which has knocked her confidence. 

Your spare time would be spent visiting Sheila and helping her with household tasks, she loves her porridge on a morning, so perhaps making that for her and then making sure she is up and ready for the day ahead, she does need help with getting washed and just getting in and out of the shower. I always stay in the room just to make sure she is safe, and she never stops chatting to me the whole time! Sheila is a real chatter box and loves to tell you tales about when she was a teacher. Sometimes you will also take Sheila up town, she loves going to the Winsford Cross Shopping Centre, but she very rarely buys anything, we have even spent the afternoon watching a film at the Plaza.

** Sheila  is just an example of the type of person we could help & support

Do you?

  • Drive and have access to your own car?
  • Have lots of life skills and plenty to share with someone?
  • Have spare time on your hands, any mornings, lunchtimes, early evenings and alternate weekends?
  • Live in the Holemes Chapel area?
  • Want a part-time Job that is not only rewarding but makes a difference to someone else?
  • Have a fantastic personality and are great company?
  • Are you caring, empathetic, patient and understanding?

Would doing this job every day give you enormous satisfaction? Lots of people that choose to work for us have had previous careers in all Sectors, we have retired Nurses, Police Officers, Hairdressers, just to name a few, and also people that have spent lots of years bringing up their own family. Many people join us after looking after a loved one or a friend and realised how rewarding it was!

Would you like to know more?

I am sure you have lots of questions, do not worry, first things first, please click on apply and send us your application. The employer would then contact you to tell you all about this fantastic opportunity, learn more about you and of course tell you about them! If you do not have a CV just simply email us with a covering letter, including your name address & postcode, whether you are a car driver and some information about you!