Claire Jenkins

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Claire Jenkins


Mobile: 07534 428505
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I offer one-to-one practical person-centred support and social interaction to clients, that can also allow respite breaks for carers.

Friendly activities for example: quizzes, crosswords, art and colouring, gardening and reminiscing activities. These activities I can adapt for the client to promote their wellbeing and enjoyment. I enjoy chatting and love hearing peoples’ life stories and experiences. I have an upbeat and friendly nature while being sensitive to others needs.

I can offer trips out to local places of interest, to a garden centre for a look around, have a pot of tea, walk in the park for fresh air or a visit to the shops.

I am flexible and practical in my approach and attitude. I recognise the importance of carer’s needing a break while knowing their relatives, friends are safe. I am happy to assist people with their personal care needs and believe this is a fundamental part of care.

I have a long of experience of caring for clients with Dementia, happy to do domestic duties, garden maintenance, home meal preparation, medication assistance, personal care, shopping assistance, social engagement and transport provision.

Coverage

Eastbourne area

Availability

Monday to Friday 9-5

Charging and related information

£18.00 per hour.

£0.45 per mile when transporting clients or tasks related to their care.

Expertise

I can provide practical, professional and caring help, assisting clients in all areas of their daily life; physical, mental and social. I have good communication skills and love getting to know people and their interests. I am interested in working people who may have lost some of their ability to communicate with ease and who experience memory loss.

My interests include pottering in my gardening especially planting up flowerpots which I find therapeutic and relaxing. I love watching nature and the flowers growing.

I have an interest in art and history, visiting National Trust properties and art galleries on city breaks. I love going to antique markets and vintage fayres. I have recently purchased a sewing machine and could do with some advice from experienced sewers!

Experience

Dedicated carer, long experience, happy and conscientious. Before becoming a Personal Assistant I worked for over twenty years as a Care Officer at Milton Grange Day Centre in Eastbourne. For the last five years there I stepped up to work at a senior level and helped to run the busy centre dealing with multiple issues to help ensure the care, safety and wellbeing of all. I have experience of working with and supporting elderly people with Dementia, Alzheimer’s and other mental health issues.

I have met many wonderful people with so many amazing life experiences. I have a passion for caring for the elderly and have learnt that small actions and interactions can make a big difference and enhance a person’s wellbeing and quality of life.

I have lived in Eastbourne for most of my life, loving the seaside, the Downs and the Eastbourne community.

Background

Employed by East Sussex County Council for over twenty years as a Care Officer then later as a Senior Rehabilitation Worker in a day care centre, delivering all aspects of individual person-centred care, with the aim to give them a sense of wellbeing, a meaningful day out and quality of life.

I have understanding and empathy for the difficulties of next of kin, family and friends may be under while caring for their nearest and dearest, and the importance of them needing a break.

I have completed a wide range of training while working for ESCC including NVQ Level 2 in Social Care, Basic First Aid, Food Hygiene, Nutrition and Hydration, Moving and Handling, Infection Control and Safe Handling of medication Level 3 as well as much other training.

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