Profile - 46087

Updated 3 months ago
  • 4-6 years
  • Female

I am British-born, grew up in South Africa, and spent the last 3 years providing a live-in care service in the United Kingdom.
Working with both the elderly and people in recovery has been incredibly rewarding. Recovery includes both physical and emotional recovery.

My work includes manual handling (hoisting and mini life stand), catheter care, PEG, personal hygiene, incontinence, UTIs, dementia, administration of medication, and safeguarding of a vulnerable adult.

I believe the key to caring is having the ability to appreciate how hard it is to have to receive a stranger into your own home and to take the time to understand the client's boundaries and what does or doesn't work for that individual. Empathy, kindness, compassion, and patience are fundamental to caring. A little sense of humour certainly helps.

I am part of a group of self-employed, private carers that fall under the banner of Comfort in Care. The benefit of falling under this banner is being able to reach out to other carers when "leave" cover is required, ensuring the burden does not fall onto the family.

My care certificates, manual handling certificates, and DBS or all up to date.

I am British-born, grew up in South Africa, and spent the last 3 years providing a live-in care service in the United Kingdom.
Working with both the elderly and people in recovery has been incredibly rewarding. Recovery includes both physical and emotional recovery.

My work includes manual handling (hoisting and mini life stand), catheter care, PEG, personal hygiene, incontinence, UTIs, dementia, administration of medication, and safeguarding of a vulnerable adult.

I believe the key to caring is having the ability to appreciate how hard it is to have to receive a stranger into your own home and to take the time to understand the client's boundaries and what does or doesn't work for that individual. Empathy, kindness, compassion, and patience are fundamental to caring. A little sense of humour certainly helps.

I am part of a group of self-employed, private carers that fall under the banner of Comfort in Care. The benefit of falling under this banner is being able to reach out to other carers when "leave" cover is required, ensuring the burden does not fall onto the family.

My care certificates, manual handling certificates, and DBS or all up to date.

Profile Information

General Care Experience

Live in care work

Looking for work in the following locations:

London, South East, Berkshire, Brighton and Hove, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Middlesex, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, Surrey, West Sussex, South West, Bath Avon, Bournemouth, Bristol, Bristol Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, North Somerset, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Midlands, Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, West Midlands, Birmingham, Ceredigion, Hereford and Worcester , Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire, North West, Cheshire, Cumberland, Isle of Man, Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester, Merseyside, Warrington, North, Bradford, County Durham, Cumbria, Darlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hartlepool, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Humberside, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, West Yorkshire, York, Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Banffshire, Berwickshire, Caithness, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar, Cromartyshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfriesshire, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Flintshire, Glasgow City, Highland, Inverclyde, Inverness-shire, Isle Of Arran, Isle Of Benbecula, Isle of Bute, Isle of Colonsay, Isle of Cumbrae, Isle of Gigha, Isle Of Harris, Isle of Islay, Isle of Jura, Isle of Lewis, Isle Of Mull, Isle Of North Uist, Isle Of Scalpay, Isle of Skye, Isle Of South Uist, Isle Of Tiree, Kincardineshire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Midlothian, Moray, Morayshire, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Orkney Islands, Peeblesshire, Perth And Kinross, Perthshire, Renfrewshire, Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders, Selkirkshire, Shetland, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, Sutherland, West Lothian, Western Isles, Wigtownshire, Wales, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caernarfonshire, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Clwyd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Dyfed, Glamorgan, Gwent, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Radnorshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Ross-shire, South Glamorgan, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, West Glamorgan, Wrexham, East England, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Luton, Norfolk, Suffolk, Nationwide

Additional Information

English Language Level

Advanced

Driving Licence

Full License - I have my own car

Care Skills
  • Cancer
  • Catheter Care
  • Complex Care
  • COSHH Training
  • Dementia
  • End of life / Palliative Care
  • Incontinence
  • Manual Handling
  • Medication Training
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinsons
  • Personal Care
Care Qualifications
  • NVQ Health and Social Care
Current DBS

Yes

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