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Hello - my name is Sheree.
I look much younger than my age and I am healthy, fit and active. Although petite I am strong. I have a great sense of humour, I am intelligent, kind & chatty.
I am originally from Gilwern, a small village near Abergavenny, South Wales. Here my parents had our first antiques shop, then subsequent shops in Crickhowell & Brecon, also a stall in the Jacob's Market in Bath. I am currently living with my partner in West Sussex.
I am a good listener and empathise well with people from all walks of life. Some years ago I helped my grandparents when they became frail. After successfully completing a week long training course, I had a live-in job caring for an elderly lady with Alzheimer's / dementia. I assisted her with washing / showering, I administered her medication and cooked, cleaned, ironed, shopped etc. Most importantly I was a good companion to her and always there when needed for assurance.
I am honest, conscientious, tactile and quick to adapt. I enjoy simple things - my hobbies include walking, reading, films, cinema, music, conversation and animals - horses especially, as I had my own horse when we lived on Hayling Island. I also enjoy riding motorcycles and ride home to Wales quite often. I have full motorcycle and car licenses.
As well as my CV I have a personal profile (with photo) from a previous employer which I would like to mail to you, if you would like to see this please provide your email address. I also have this short addendum to my CV:
In Oct 2013 I completed a 5 day training course with ‘Helping Hands’ at their training facility in Alcester. I was awarded the certificate ‘Care: Common Induction Standards, Social Care-Adults-England’ (and I have other relevant certificates from my time with Leonard Cheshire).
In November 2013 I had sole full time care of a 96 year old lady with mixed vascular dementia and severe Alzheimer’s disease, in Redditch. She was a retired business person and was so lovely, and interesting. I wanted to make a difference to her life and I believe I did – her relatives were pleased. However, I did not enjoy being in such a busy city environment (when I am a country loving person) and for this reason I decided to resign rather than return after my break.
In January 2015 I got a job as a support worker with a company called ‘Choice Support’ in Hampshire. I was assigned to a house where I supported 3 young adults and one lady in her 40's. The job entailed encouraging and nurturing them to do things like keeping their own rooms tidy and keeping the home tidy using a rota system each week. I also used to drive them to do their shopping, banking, to doctors / dental appointments etc. Although not ‘live-in’ I found once again that I enjoyed helping physically / mentally disadvantaged people and I hoped that perhaps I could find a live-in role, preferably in rural surroundings.
Unfortunately my mother in South Wales had a severe stroke which left her with no speech, no movement on her right hand side and incontinence. My family found her a local nursing home in beautiful surroundings, but in April 2015 they phoned to say she'd had a third bout of pneumonia and strongly suggested that I ‘came home straight away’ as she was so weak.
I stayed in Wales so that I could visit her regularly. I helped her to eat her meals and also I put her make-up on, brushed her teeth, took her favourite music CD's down and played them for her, I read articles out to her from the daily papers or women's magazines, and helped with toileting. I tried to humour her when she was not feeling bright and I took her in the wheelchair into the garden to show her the beautiful flowers and shrubs – when she would relax and snooze whilst listening to the birds singing.
Sadly my mother has now died so I am looking for employment caring for somebody less able than myself.

Live In Care Experience: 1-3 Yrs. Yrs

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

Gender: Female

Looking for work in the following Locations:
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, South West, Bath Avon, Bournemouth, Bristol, Bristol Avon, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, North Somerset, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, 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

Other Information

English Language Level: Advanced

Driving Licence: Full License - I have my own car

Care Qualifications: Nursing

Care Skills: Cancer, Children / Young People, Dementia, Incontinence, Learning Disability, Manual Handling, Medication Training, Personal Care, Stroke

Current DBS: Yes

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