Keep our lovely 102 year old Gran, Jean, company in our home in Surrey, England UK


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    Jean, has a carer in the morning to assist with washing and dressing. A Workawayer's help is primarily to give Jean some company and keep the house clean and tidy. Her Son (76 yrs) and Grandson (51yrs ) also live in the house. Walton is 25 mins by train from London and the station is a 15 minutes walk from the house. A decent sized room is available with a comfortable single bed, the bathroom is shared with Jean and needs to be kept clean. Jean is now quite frail and dozes a lot, during which time you would be able to catch up on the housework. Sometimes we might like you to cover when no one else is in the house which could be up to 8 hours, time off in lieu.
    You must feel confident to help Jean to the toilet and clean up after her.
    We'd like to run a trial period and if it works well, we're open to a few months or more of help.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    London will be the most attractive and exciting location to explore, but there is also beautiful countryside to discover not far away, including Hampton Court Palace. We have an interesting family with a significant French connection. Gran also speaks quite good French! Gran's son, Malcolm, is involved in local government, as a councillor, as well as being Chairman of the Walton Athletics Club, so there's an opportunity to learn about politics and get involved with sport, if desired.

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    Gran likes company from around 8.30 am once the nurse has finished helping her wash and dress. She'd love you to join her for breakfast, to read the newspaper and chat. You would then tidy a little around the house, enjoy a break and then join her again for coffee around 10.30. Her Son does most of the shopping and lunch is the main meal of the day at 12.30. Helping or even getting lunch would be a great help occasionally, Gran likes to help chop the vegetables. After lunch Gran sleeps until tea time when you can be free to relax in the garden or explore the area. At 7pm Gran always has her supper on her lap watching TV before bed at 9pm. Some days you will help from 8.30 -1.30, others days could be 3pm - 8pm. and, of course, you will have two days free to explore or do whatever takes your fancy.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Large bedroom with big windows and a very comfortable single bed. The house is a bungalow with a somewhat wild garden in a residential area 15 mins walk to the town centre and the River Thames.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During the two days off, which we're flexible on, London is 30 mins by train the local station in Walton-on-Thames is a 15-minute walk away. The centre of town, where the river Thames runs through, is a 15 - 20 mins walk. Hampton Court and Bushy Park are a 20 min bus ride away. The Surrey Hills are close to Guildford, which is a beautiful town to visit, only 20 mins on a train.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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