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Double room in exchange for light caring duites

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We are offering a large, comfortable room in a private terraced house in a beautiful Georgian square in Islington, in exchange for 2-3 hours work each evening, 6 days a week. This involves cooking and serving supper for a retired musicologist/writer, general assistance and helping him downstairs to his room. We also ask you to have a monitor in your room overnight, for the unlikely event of an emergency. The ideal person for this position would be attentive and caring, a reasonably good cook, but, most importantly reliable. All applicants must be over 25 and have a recent DBS check. Please reply sending brief details of relevant experience, current circumstances, why you are interested and why you think you would be suitable.
Room
• 1 large double bedroom on 3rd floor of private terraced house, with 2 windows overlooking quiet garden square
• double (sofa) bed
• desk
• microwave
• medium sized fridge with freezer
House and location
• owner/occupier: retired musicologist/writer (male)
• very peaceful
• close to Caledonian Road and Barnsbury station (Overground)
• walking distance to Caledonian Road station (Piccadilly line), Highbury and Islington station (Victoria line and Overground)
• frequent buses to Kings Cross and central London
• 2 mins from Caledonian Road, with Co-op supermarket, shops and restaurants
Amenities
• shared use of kitchen (including dishwasher)
• shared use of bathroom (bath, toilet and basin) with one male mature student
• shared use of utility room (washing machine and dryer)
• electricity, heating and broadband (all bills included)
Caring responsibilities
• rent free in return for evening meal preparation and being around during preparation for bed for 6 days per week
• dinner prep takes place from 7pm for around 45 minutes and bedtime prep takes place from 10pm for around 45 minutes -1 hour
• no personal care required
• we ask you to have a monitor in your room overnight, for the unlikely event of an emergency
• unless otherwise arranged, you would be expected to be in the house from 7pm onwards
Person specification
• one person only please
• must be over 25
• kind, cheerful and reliable with some experience of/interest in the elderly
• non-smoker
• references and DBS essential
• please reply with CV, including details of relevant experience

  • House share
  • Barnsbury
  • N1 Area info
  • Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Station Tube map
    London Overground icon Train station icon 0-5 minutes walk away
  • £1 pw (double)

Availability

Available
Now
Minimum term
12 months
Maximum term
None

Extra cost

Deposit
£0.00
Bills included?
Yes

Amenities

Furnishings
Furnished
Parking
No
Garage
No
Garden/terrace
Yes
Balcony/patio
No
Disabled access
No
Living room
shared
Broadband included
Yes

Current household

# housemates
2
Total # rooms
4
Ages
31 to 94
Smoker?
No
Any pets?
No
Language
English
Nationality
British
Occupation
Mixed
Gender
2 Males

New housemate preferences

Couples OK?
No
Smoking OK?
No
Pets OK?
No
Occupation
Don't mind
References?
Yes
Min age
25
Max age
70
Gender
Males or females

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