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Homeshare w/ older person in Central North Oxford

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A former headteacher and academic, now in his early 90s and writing on European literary history themes and personalities, would welcome a quiet, clean and tidy and quietly purposeful person to live with him in his spacious and peaceful Central North Oxford home.

The Householder is an exceptionally thoughtful, kind and perceptive person. More a supporter than an activist these days: on the side of victims, fair society, human rights, reform of government, international action for the environment, resolution of conflict.

Having broken his back a few years ago, the Householder’s has limited mobility and walks with the aid of a rollator or stick. He is unable to stand for long unsupported, nor do things above shoulder level, but is keen to cope and to do as much as he can. He has regular help in the house and garden but recognises it could be helpful to have someone around to help with the odd things that crop up. His supportive family do not live close by but visit regularly.

First and foremost, the reassuring presence of someone in the house at night is important to the Householder. Help with items of shopping from time to time would also be appreciated. Someone who enjoyed cooking and might like to share a simple meal together a couple of times a week could also work well, but this not essential. Whilst the Householder would welcome some company, he is also very independent, is used to living alone and prefers meaningful conversation to small talk.

Someone with an interest in books, who might be willing to help with the reorganisation of bookshelves and who may, potentially, be able to provide assistance in sorting through archived papers, could be helpful.
This Homeshare would suit someone who shared some of the Householders interests and who would seldom be away overnight, except for pre-arranged occasional weekends and holidays. Someone thoughtful, independent, interested but discreet, and perceptive if a helping hand was needed, would work well.

The Householder speaks fluent French and German and someone who spoke either language could be a bonus. A piano is available to a pianist and a keen vegetable grower might like to set up a patch in the garden.

The Householder is fully vaccinated and very cautious in the light of Covid-19. The Sharer should also be fully vaccinated, similarly cautious, willing to take strict precautions to avoid exposure to the virus and adhere to COVID regulations.

This lovely, beautifully-kept home is located in a peaceful street in Central North Oxford - 10 minutes’ walk from Summertown, 10 minutes to University Parks and 5 minutes from the River Cherwell and Wolfson Meadows. The room on offer is spacious, fully furnished and overlooks a lovely garden.

To contact us about this opportunity, and to find out more about Homesharing with Homeshare Oxfordshire, please visit the HOMESHARE OXFORD webpage and use our enquiry form.

Homeshare Oxfordshire is the local Homeshare provider for Oxfordshire. We are part of Age UK Oxfordshire, a registered charity, and thus operate on a not-for-profit basis.

  • House share
  • Oxford
  • OX2
  • £200 pcm (single)

Availability

Available
Now
Minimum term
None
Maximum term
None

Extra cost

Deposit
£0.00
Bills included?
Some

Amenities

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

Current household

# housemates
1
Total # rooms
4
Smoker?
No
Any pets?
No
Language
English
Occupation
-
Gender
Male

New housemate preferences

Couples OK?
No
Smoking OK?
No
Pets OK?
No
Occupation
Don't mind
References?
No
Gender
Males or females

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