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Cover letter for positions for self employed live in care oppitunties


Warm, loving and caring. Eager to provide comfort and safety to clients round the clock.

PROFILE: Extremely capable and compassionate Caregiver with extensive experience in Parkinson's ,Dementia and Mental health. Hard-working and honest individual who is able to take initiative and exceed the expectations of employer by following instructions accurately.

• Over 3 years’ experience in caregiving arena
• Current driver’s license and clean driving record
• Able to handle emergency and unforeseen situations effectively

• Good body mechanics • Safe use of medications • Nutritious meals preparation
• Falls prevention • Attention to detail • Toileting/bathing assistance


October 2013- Present

• Assist clients in grooming, hair, nails and oral care
• Transfer client from bed to wheelchair
• Monitor necessary signs including blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respiration
• Provide good skin care to avoid bed sores
• Maintain sanitation standards of the client’s house

• Assisted clients in bathing and maintaining personal cleanliness
• Encouraged activities in line with the client’s needs and capabilities
• Washed and dried clothes
• Helped clients in feeding and toileting
• Documented and recorded care in suitable forms
• Reported unexpected changes of the client’s physical, mental or emotional health to the family
• Made bed and changed linens


• Excellent communication skills
• Good convincing power
• Ability to take care of elderly during night
• Household management / Good Computer Skills/DBS checked

I first starting thinking of working in care after I looked after my farther who suffered Lung cancer which resulted in a Stoke. It was such a comfort for my self and my Farther for me to be able to care for him at home , I started my career again and training so I could be become a full time live in carer

My career before care has been varied . I was in the merchant navy for 8 years then went back to university and studied photography in Portsmouth when I was 26

I spent 10 years as a photographer , spending a year as the Lord Mayor's official Photographer . This enabled me to meet many people from all walks of life including the Chelsea Pensioners and POWs from the last War . I will always hold this honour close to my heart as many have passed now .

I enjoy cooking gardening and of course still keep my hand in with photography .
I enjoy days out if the client so wishes .

Enhancing a clients life is my main objective with a sensitivity to how hard it is for
Client to accept a new care giver . Respect is gained over time and needs to be in
the clients own time . Choice is extremely important for a client along with
kindness patience and understanding . Giving guidance is a form of safe guarding
But prompting and not telling is respect . I am always aware I am a guest in my
Clients home .

Overall my choice to change my career and give back has been fulfilling and I hope
To carry on with care giving for many years to come .

Kind Regards

Kathleen Farrar

Live In Care Experience: 4-6 Yrs. Yrs

General Care Experience: Live in care work, Home Care, Care for close relative or loved one

Gender: Female

Looking for work in the following Locations:
London, South East, Berkshire, Brighton and Hove, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, East Sussex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Middlesex, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire

Other Information

English Language Level: Advanced

Driving Licence: Full License - I don't have my own car

Care Qualifications:

Care Skills: Brain Injury, Cancer, Complex Care, COSHH Training, Dementia, Incontinence, Manual Handling, Medication Training, Parkinsons, Personal Care, Stroke

Current DBS: Yes

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