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Low cost accommodation Balham SW17

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A warm, friendly, intelligent and interesting elderly Polish person with very poor eyesight and limited mobility is seeking a Sharer for their home to give them a mix of 15 hours’ help and company each week in exchange for the low-cost accommodation. They speak excellent English and native Polish, and would really enjoy the company of a sharer. They have a lovely little dog, a Chihuahua, so a dog lover is essential.

The family will be really reassured by knowing someone is living in the property, helping with housework, providing drinks and some cooking (perhaps vegetable soup, or Polish or other European dishes), dog walking, and ensuring the property is safe and locked–up at night.

The accommodation on offer is large room currently set up as a bedsit with single bed, table, built-in cupboard, chest of drawers, basin, and little kitchen area with kettle, toaster and microwave. Potential a little oven could be added. Initially, while forging a relationship, you may need to do most of your personal cooking in your own bed-sit, but can use the main kitchen for shared meals etc (and hopefully increasingly as you settle in together).

The property is conveniently located 5 mins walk from Balham Overground and Underground (Northern line) Stations and all the shops of Balham.

The person has a wealth of fascinating stories. They enjoy history (especially Polish history), have done lots of charity fund raising, and used to work in fashion and antiques.

As a Sharer you are free to work or study as long as you have enough spare time to give the agreed level of company and support. The ideal Sharer will be, warm, friendly, practical and reliable. A non-smoker is essential.

If you are interested, please email a little information about yourself, your hours of availability, if you can commit for at least a year, and why you are interested in, and think you may be suitable for, this share. We can then give you more details about this specific situation.

We are a Homeshare agency specialising in finding Sharers for people who have a spare room and would welcome and benefit from some company and practical help. As a Community Interest Company, the monthly payment goes towards the running of the scheme.

  • £150 pcm (single/en suite)

Availability

Available
Now
Minimum term
12 months
Maximum term
None

Extra cost

Deposit
£0.00
Bills included?
Some

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
1
Total # rooms
3
Age
24
Smoker?
No
Any pets?
Yes
Language
English
Occupation
-
Interests
Antiques, Polish History, Art
Gender
Female

New housemate preferences

Couples OK?
No
Smoking OK?
No
Pets OK?
No
Occupation
Don't mind
Housing Benefit
No
References?
Yes
Min age
24
Gender
Female preferred
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