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Affordable accommodation offered in EDGWARE – HA8 area, excellent opportunity for a Female preferably Homesharer looking to live in a lovely home.

We are a Not-for-Profit charity in London who run a Homeshare programme, where we find Homesharers who are willing to provide approximately 10 hours a week of help, support and companionship to a householder who has a spare room.

TRANSPORT
• the 288 bus stop is a 5 minute walk from the house
• 25 minute walk from the house to Edgware Station, Northern Line
• Lovely opportunity for a vegetarian only Homesharer

HOUSEHOLDER
A lovely lady in her 80’s lives in a 2 bedroom ground floor flat in Edgware, London.
The lady is already surrounded by a great support network within her daughter and has carers 4 times a day. The lady is joyful, is very down to earth and really enjoys having company. The lady has poor mobility and uses a walking frame and is mostly housebound. Though she has poor mobility she can make her way around the flat but is unable to stand for long periods of time. The family would be greatly reassured by having someone living in house for overnight security.
The morning carer comes for an hour to wash up breakfast, make her bed, shower and dress her. The lunch time carer comes for 30 mins to help her with lunch and clearing up after lunch. The lady has an afternoon nap, after which a carer comes for 30 mins, helps with general chores and making the bed. Finally an evening carer for 30 mins to help her evening meal and then getting her ready for bed, curtains, bedding and chores.
The lady enjoys watching cultural TV shows, news, and nature programmes. She has recently discovered colouring and finds this enjoyable and therapeutic. She is currently enjoying learning new colouring techniques that she has been taught and has beautiful completed pieces of work displayed. With encouragement/guidance she will take part in light exercise.
She is attracted to Homesharing as she likes the idea of having an extra presence in the house who is able to offer some support to her, and the reassurance to her family with the overnight presence and some companionship.

The ideal homesharer would be female, speaks English, would be advantageous if Gujarati or Hindi speaking.
Ideally someone who can help re-heat home cooked pre prepared Indian meals, and if cooking something delicious then she would be happy to taste.
Someone who is tech savvy, is happy to grab occasional shopping item/s is able to accompany to the communal hall when gathering, must learn how to operate the wheelchair safely.
Someone who is clean and tidy, has patience, is reliable and considerate, sociable and has a positive attitude. Who can offer some companionship at times.
Applicants must be non-smokers and pets are NOT allowed at the housing complex.
Would suit an individual interested in offering some light support to an elderly woman.

ACCOMMODATION
A 2 bedroom ground floor flat. The quiet spare room is a single room with a single bed with storage drawers, two double wardrobes: one with hanging rail and one shelved wardrobe, ample wall shelves and storage, pull out desk, stool and storage heater. The window overlooking a green communal open space. A shower wet room with hand wash basin, separate WC with hand wash basin, Kitchen/diner/lounge with dining table, chairs, sofa, TV, heating, and study/home office desk/cupboards area with office chair. With access to a grassed outdoor communal area.
The lady lives in a warden-controlled retirement building which has a residents communal meeting hall and a laundry room.

WiFi is available in the flat.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
The room is available from June 2024 subject to DBS, Reference and ID checks and after an initial homesharer interview has been organised.

If you are interested, please contact us on our landline provided on the advert or give us your email address, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have and give you more information about the Homeshare programme.

The room is available for a minimum stay of 6 months plus, if you can commit we will be happy to send you an application form.

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£200 pcm
single

Availability

Available
Now
Minimum term
6 months
Maximum term
None

Extra cost

Deposit
£200.00
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

# flatmates
1
Total # rooms
2
Age
83
Smoker?
No
Any pets?
No
Language
English
Nationality
Indian
Occupation
Other
Gender
Female

New flatmate preferences

Couples OK?
No
Smoking OK?
No
Pets OK?
No
Occupation
Don't mind
References?
Yes
Min age
24
Max age
45
Gender
Females preferred
Vegetarian/vegan
Yes

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