live in paid work opportunity helping care for my 13 year old special needs daughter, in Farnham, UK


United Kingdom


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  • Description


    Hello, my partner and I and our daughter moved from London 3 years ago and have built a beautiful house in a one and a half acre plot in Farnham, Surrey. We still have lots to do here and my partner is continuing to work on the house at this difficult time.

    I am looking for some help with my daughter. She is 13 and has severe learning difficulties. She is non-verbal and can display some autistic like behaviours ( at times challenging). It is very difficult for me to keep her occupied all day and our life would be so much easier with another pair of hands. Amelie loves, young, vibrant and energetic people who are playful and patient too. She has had many carers over the years and they have formed very loving bonds with her in spite of her challenges and differences.

    Ideally, I would love someone who has experienced this kind of difference before or if not, has the right personality. You would need to be quite fit and energetic as she is getting quite big and strong now. You would need to be prepared to help with personal care as she has no self care skills. I would be around to guide you but it would be great for me to get breaks away from the care.

    We have built a modern self contained flat over the garage where we could host one person or a couple. The flat is 50 square metres, has a large living/kitchen area a bathroom with bath and shower and a medium sized bedroom. You would be able to be independent from us as well as being together. Offering a generous salary and accommodation and if you don't have transport, I could take you to the shops to do weekly shopping.

    We live about 2 miles from Farnham which is a lovely historic town in Surrey. You can reach the town by bus or walking ( about 25/30 minutes) We live in a semi rural setting lots of space and open countryside nearby yet close to the town, the best of both worlds. You can walk out from the house into lovely walking countryside.,

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Friendly environment, nice location, learn about disability gardening and improve English.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    Spending time with my daughter. Playing, walking outside, entertaining her in anyway you can. She enjoys music, attention, watching her favourite dvds, swimming and we have a heated pool here.

    I am basically just looking for the right person and the rest can fall into place.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Italian Bulgarian

  • Accommodation


    Independent well equipped 1 bedroom flat Small double bedroom, spacious living room with open plan kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Farnham is a historic town close to the Surrey hills. it is about 2 miles from our house so can be reached by foot and there is an hourly bus service as well. You can travel easily to London Waterloo by train within 55 minutes and can travel around by buses or trains to nearby towns such as Guildford,and historic Winchester.
    We are a non smoking family and would ask for no smoking in our home. We respect other peoples backgrounds and beliefs and would ask for the same kind of attitude and acceptance of difference.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    8 hours 5 days a week. Paid work

the house October 2019
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Host ref number: 697493511818