Job Details

Live in Carer / Mary Poppins for the Elderly : £840 - £1,050 per week

Streatham Common, London, United Kingdom, GBP 120 - 150 per day, Self Employed

Posted: 1 day ago


My delightful elderly neighbour with dementia in Streatham, South London is looking for the right carer to help give her the best life she can possibly hope for in her final years, despite this horrible disease. She is early to mid stages and still very communicative. She can get herself to the loo and wash herself if prompted, but needs help with personal care after toileting.

She lived independently for many years in the same flat, which puts her in good stead, however she now needs someone there all the time to keep her informed of what is going on and to reassure her when necessary that everything is OK. She also needs the right kind of stimulation to help pass the time and take her mind off things. I am therefore looking for a live in carer who would be willing to help her carry out everyday activities, assist with food, drink, meds and personal care, take her out and do varied activities to while away the time.

The ideal candidate will be personally familiar with culterally appropriate topics of UK living and language. By this we mean you'll be familiar with some of the household names on the telly in the 70s and 80s for example, or know'll know who Vera Lynn is and be familiar with some of her songs.  Must be reliable, a good listener, have a gentle demeanour and spoken voice, love to sing, have a quick wit and good sense of humour and really click with her. You must also be tidy and be able to cook simple food well.

There are either shifts two weeks on, two weeks off available, or on a three week rota, depending on what suits the right carer. Two hours off per day. We're looking for the right companion in this instance, not just any trained carer.

Daily rate negotiable. Some night wake up calls (also negotiable) but currently minimal.

She really is the nicest lady you will ever meet!

Please get in touch as soon as possible for more info if you think you may fit the bill.


References and DBS will be required.

Job Details

Full Time
Streatham Common, London, United Kingdom
Self Employed
GBP 120 - 150 per day