Elderly companionship in East Devon, England


United Kingdom

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description



    I am a theatre director for a small company. I live in a little town in East Devon near the sea. I have recently asked my Mum to live with me as she has dementia and is no longer able to live on her own. I am in the process of employing a full-time live-in carer but need a hand to make evening meals and to look after Mum when the carer is on her days off.

    My mum is a wonderful, friendly person who has always been outgoing, funny, and interested in culture and sports. She still is like this but now cannot retain information. Mum is physically fine so the help that is needed is things like:
    - making meals and tea
    - putting a TV show on
    - going for a walk
    - driving Mum to visit places or to see her friends
    - keeping Mum company

    We live close to lovely walks in the countryside and the sea. There are quite a few historical places to explore and I would be more than happy to take you around. You can also be completely independant with a bike and nearby public transport.

    I have been an actor in France for over twenty years so I can teach anything to do with theatre or French if you'd like.

    I would really appreciate a helping hand.

    Best regards,

    P.S. I don't eat meat or dairy but I'm willing to buy them if necessary.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - learning about theatre
    - learning French
    - visiting the surrounding sites: historical / natural
    - hiking, water sports...

  • Help


    Help needed:
    - cooking
    - driving (manual car)
    - elderly companionship
    - mowing the lawn

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    - a bedroom in the house
    - unlimited wi-fi
    - bicycle available
    - car can be available

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Activities and places of interest nearby:
    - various water sports available as we are very near the sea
    - lots of beautiful walks in the countryside
    - Dartmoor, Glastonbury
    - Cathedral town of Exeter
    - lots of castles and heritage places to visit

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    No more than 5 per day, 5 days a week

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My little dog
Workaway 2015 : A job well done - (we turned a car into a camping-car)
Workaway 2015 : Visiting the Canal du Midi (France)
Workaway 2014 : Day off in the Pyrenees Mountains (France)

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