|I provide all the usual house cleaning services: dusting, polishing, vacuuming, general cleaning, washing up, tidying and operating your washing machine (with your guidance on its features). A decluttering service can also be provided. I ask that the customer provides the necessary cleaning equipment within reason.|
My garden services vary according to each customer's needs and the type of garden, but typical services include weeding, lawn mowing, pruning, planting, sowing, dead-heading/cutting back and hedge-cutting within reasonable height.
Please note that I am not able to do very heavy tasks, such as moving large rocks or cutting down trees or thick branches.
I will bring my own hand tools, but ask that the customer provides heavier equipment such as a lawn mower (which I will use with your guidance on its features).
|I provide assistance for people who may find it difficult to go out for a variety of reasons, such as reduced mobility, difficulties with accessing public transport, or sensory or psychological difficulties. I can provide trasnsport in my car or, if the customer prefers, we can use public transport.|
|I can do your weekly or monthly shopping on your behalf, or I can accompany you to the shops in my car or via public transport, assisting you with shopping lists, budgeting, choosing items, transactions or carrying the items you buy.|
|Loneliness is a problem for more and more people in our society, particularly as family members move throughout the globe and as lifelong partners pass away. I provide companionship which can simply take the form of a good conversation over a cup of tea, help with a hobby, working together on housekeeping or cookery, help with "sorting" things, such as bills and phone calls to official organisations, or just a regular visit from a familiar smiling face.|
|Sometimes, carers are anxious about leaving the person they are caring for in order to take a much needed break or to do essential tasks such as shopping, so I provide a safe and reliable sitting service so that carers can go out with the knowledge that their loved ones will be in safe and experienced hands.|
|Although I worked for many years as a registered nurse, I do not provide care services for the customer. For example, I do not provide washing, dressing or toileting services. My insurance does not cover me for these tasks. When I provide a sitting service, it is with the understanding that the person I am with is able to manage self-care for the duration of my stay. I would, of course, act appropriately to keep the person safe in the event of an unforeseen emergency.|
|Carol Kaye Home and Garden Help Shopping Outings Befriending Sitting Bishopsteignton South Devon|