Experience life in Manchester, UK with our family - help with dog walking and moral support for my son


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  • Description


    I work with people with disabilities as a academic tutor at three different Universities in Manchester. During the summer I teach International students English and host them at my home. I have a daughter who is 21 years old who has pretty much left home to go off travelling and studying nutrition.

    My son Jack is 23 years old who’s interested in photography and hiking in the open countryside.
    He lost his confidence after breaking his leg last year and pretty much lost interest
    In doing very much.

    I am looking for someone with some high spirited positive energy that could spend some time with him 5 days a week as in a mentoring capacity with him.
    If there is anybody who needs to improve there English, this would be the perfect opportunity to spend time talking with him in August/ September.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you are an International student and need to improve your English I can support you with this and indeed spending time with my son will help.

    Manchester is a fascinating place and has an interesting history, I can give you a tour of the city and show you around the interesting areas. I live 3.5 miles from the city centre. We have a train station which is only five minutes walk from my home and two minutes to the bus stop. The peak district is 30 mins drive away so if you love the outdoors we are not to far from the mountains and hills.
    I would be happy to show you around at the weekends. We have had many students stay with us to learn English from Japan, Mexico, Korea, China, France, Spain, Italy.

    The area where my home is has a real great Community and are trying to set up a cycling art café through crowd funding. We have a wonderful local market that sells organic food and cooked food from different Parts of the world.Its a very popular place for the community in Levenshulme Manchester is very multi cultural and is very diverse, thats why it attracts students from all over the world. If you love film and theatre, Manchester has great film and Art festivals.

    This is my first time to become a workaway host. My daughter has worked on organic farms in Portugal and Spain for 5 months and had a wonderful experience.
    I wish to offer a great experience for anyone wishing to experience life in Manchester.

  • Help


    I require support with my 23 year old son Jack, you would need to spend some time with him engaging in creative activities such as trips out walking in the countryside and some photography.

    Perhaps an exchange with languages.
    If someone is keen to improve there English,to
    Some cooking and help with shopping would be good and supporting my son to get back into the activities he once enjoyed before he broke his leg last year.I
    Am looking for somebody who can be in a mentoring role with him.

    I have one dog who would need daily walks.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    I have a double room for a workaway with a desk and chair, and chest of drawers.
    There is a shared shower room and bathroom for 3
    The house is pretty spacious with a garden that looks over a big park with tennis courts.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    At the weekends you are able to explore the music scene of Manchester or visit Liverpool which is the home of the beatles,this is only 1 hour away.We have bikes so if you want to go cycling you are very welcome to take a bike.There are lots of off road cycling around this area. There is lots of places to visit, from art galleries to music festivals to hiking in the peak district, walking in wales,(snowdon) and the lakes in Cumbria.which isn't too far away .i am a member of a gym so there is Yoga classes, and meditation swimming pool and spa.Although we are only 3.5 miles from the city centre there is also lots of green space around the area where I live.

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    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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 723493552956