Homeshare with an older person in Woodstock
Are you a sociable, kind and easy-going person, who enjoys cooking, and would have time and energy four or five evenings a share a meal and spend time with a 'young at heart' woman in her 80s?
The accommodation available is in a comfortable self-contained annexe attached to the main house in a quiet lane with a beautiful garden in the heart of Woodstock.
The householder is a widow in her 80s, who enjoys company, conversation and outings on her scooter around Blenheim. She is very well-travelled, having lived overseas in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and loves meeting people from around the world, reading, films, music and theatre.
The Householder is mentally astute but increasingly physically frail, with limited vision and mobility and some health issues. With all her family now living abroad, she would like to find a warm, friendly and kind person, who may have similar interests.
The Householder has existing support in place to help with housework, gardening and paperwork as well as additional local support that she can call on on ad hoc basis. In Homeshare she is looking to find someone who would be happy to check in on her each morning, and to prepare and share evening meals, and spend some time together four or five evenings a week. Help with a weekly online shop would also be part of the arrangement and, ideally, the Sharer would be happy to cook a larger meal to share with friends from time to time.
Not essential, but if someone had hours over and above the 10 Homeshare hours to help with odd jobs about the house/garden or IT issues that crop up, this is something that could be of interest and could be discussed on a separate basis. Similarly, someone who might enjoy a walk or expedition together on occasion could be a bonus. A car driver is not essential but would be helpful.
This opportunity would suit a friendly, sociable person, whose schedule and lifestyle would be relaxed enough for them to enjoy the role described above.
The Householder, usually a very sociable person, who enjoys meeting friends for meals, walks and cinema/theatre outings, has had to limit her social activities over the past 18 months due to COVID. She is vaccinated and continues to be cautious. The Sharer would also need to be vaccinated, with a low-risk lifestyle.
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- Flat share
- £200 pcm (double/en suite)
- Minimum term
- 9 months
- Maximum term
- Bills included?
- Disabled access
- Living room
- Broadband included
- # flatmates
- Total # rooms
- Any pets?
New flatmate preferences
- Couples OK?
- Smoking OK?
- Pets OK?
- Don't mind
- Min age
- Males or females
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