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Homeshare with older person in Abingdon

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TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST IN THIS OPPORTUNITY, AND TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOMESHARING, PLEASE CONTACT US VIA THE HOMESHARE OXFORDSHIRE WEBPAGE.

Sharing with an elderly gentleman, who since being widowed 10 years ago, continued to lead a full, active and independent life. A stroke in March 2021 changed things considerably for him and whilst certain challenges remain - including some speech and memory issues particularly when more tired - overall things have improved significantly and it is important to the Householder that he remains as independent as possible.

The Householder is passionate about Sport – golf, football, motor racing, cricket, tennis and enjoys watching any or all of these on TV. Prior to his stroke he played both golf and bowls twice a week. Exercise and the outdoors continue to be important to him and he likes to get out for a walk each day, longer walks when accompanied and shorter walks when alone. Reading is another interest – mainly crime novels, some military non-fiction and the newspaper. Through his work an industrial chemist the Householder has travelled extensively.

The Householder has supportive family who visit regularly but do not live close by. He has weekly help from a cleaner and a gardener. The main requirements of the Homeshare are to cook a good evening meal and to provide quiet company in the evenings (maybe watching TV together, sharing a cuppa, reading alongside each other – relaxed company rather than constant chat!). A sociable person by nature, both the stroke and and pandemic have made this harder. The reassurance of there being someone in the house overnight is also important although help is not needed at night. Someone who would be happy to accompany the Householder on a stroll along the river or who might also enjoy visits to national trust properties or gardens on a weekend, could be very welcome.

This Homeshare would suit a warm, friendly and caring person, a good cook and someone who likes spending time at home and who would be around evenings and overnight. It is important to the Householder to find someone clean and tidy who would help maintain the tidy and orderly environment. If they had an interest in Sport that would be a bonus! A car driver would be ideal for help with the occasional lift or visit. Owing to some level of deafness, this would best suit someone who is clear communicator and easy to hear and understand.

The Householder is fully vaccinated and sensibly cautious. The Sharer should also be fully vaccinated, and willing to take precautions to avoid exposure to the virus and adhere to COVID regulations.

The home is in a lovely location, just a 10-minute walk from the centre of Abingdon in a quiet, friendly neighbourhood of just eight houses and a stone’s throw from the river Thames

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
  • Abingdon
  • OX14
  • £200 pcm (single/En suite)

Availability

Available
Now
Minimum term
6 months
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
3
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?
Yes
Min age
21
Gender
Female preferred

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