Janice Redfern - Personal Assistant

Description

The type of service I offer is that of a Personal Assistant. To help around the home with everyday tasks that an individual is no longer able to do for themselves. These tasks will include:
  • Assistance with medication, recording, sorting, drop off/ collect prescriptions
  • Light gardening such as lawn mowing, pruning, bulbs/bedding plants into planters, indoor plant maintenance
  • Looking after pets, which will include dog walking and sitting
  • Accompanying to medical appointments, shops, social activities, friends, relatives
  • Cafe, visiting/ befriending, respite sitting for carers and family, reading, pursuing hobbies, reminiscing
  • Typing correspondence, will preparation, filing, assisting with paying bills/direct payments, bookkeeping
  • Meal preparation to include shopping and cooking
  • All degrees of dementia from mild to Alzheimer's, mental health support to include mental health first aid, stroke support, musculoskeletal disorders 

Coverage

All surrounding areas including rural: Heathfield. Hailsham Polegate, Eastbourne, Pevensey, Bexhill, Battle.

Availability

Monday - Friday 8am-6pm.  Other times negotiable

Expertise

I have trained and become qualified in business studies, child-minding, paediatric first aid, moving and handling, first aid, food safety, dignity in care, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, mental health, medication administration, stroke, epilepsy.  I am a Mental Health First Aider and also volunteer for The Cinnamon Trust.

Experience

With over thirty years experience and a vast knowledge of medicine, childcare, elderly care, gardening, animals, befriending, office work, cooking, good nutrition and specialist support services, I feel confident to offer my services with a professional approach.  I enjoy volunteer work and my current role is for The Cinnamon Trust.  This is a charity that specialises in looking after the pets of the elderly and terminally ill people who can no longer look after their dearly loved pet.  I have found what most people look for in quality care is their confidence, empathy, patience and positive approach to life.  Amongst many other qualities, I have those four and always greet my clients with a smile and friendly approach.

Background

Having attended Business College I began my career as a secretary in the Executor and Trustee Division of a Bank.  I retired for the post when I started to bring up my family.  During this time I became a child-minder registered with Ofsted and when my family were older my mother required a little extra help, so I began to assist her.  This involved employing carers for her, so I dealt with payroll and direct payments.  I was also in charge of her medication.  Combined with this, I ran my own company providing a Home Help service which mainly involved helping the elderly.  Now that my family have all flown the nest my mother has passed on, I have made the decision to further my career as a Personal Assistant as I enjoy working with people who needs require a little more than the average everyday task.

Cost

Daily hourly charge £12 ph 8am - 6pm. Then time & a half outside daily hours including weekends. £6 ph for 8 hour sleepin . Mileage - first 5 miles free then 40p to and from destination.
Please note travel cost includes my travel time plus transportation to activities
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I am a member of the Support with Confidence Scheme

Service Details

Locations:
Hailsham, East Sussex
Organisation:
Personal Care Service
Service Type:
Help at home and help to live independently
Accreditation Scheme Membership:
Support with Confidence (SWC)

Accreditation Information

The Support with Confidence scheme is run by East Sussex County Council Trading Standards and Adult Social Care.

All services are vetted and approved on grounds of quality, safety, and training before being approved as a member of the scheme.

This page was last updated on 03 October 2017

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Mrs Janice Redfern
Mobile:
07989 040189
Telephone:
01323 831611
Email:
pcs1560@yahoo.co.uk