Andrea Durnan

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Andrea Durnan

Phone: 01323 381469
Mobile: 07835 905 394
Email:

Coverage

10 mile radius of Hailsham, include Horam, Heathfield, Ringmer, Hellingly, Polegate, Alfriston & rural areas,

Availability

08.00-17.00 evenings and weekends and by arrangement

Charging and related information

£15- £20 per hour dependant on support required and area, evenings £18.00 - £22.00 per hour dependant on support required and area, weekends £20 - £25 per hour dependant on support required and area and bank holidays £30 - £35 per hour dependant on support required and area.

Expertise

I enjoy creative writing and amateur dramatics, opera, walking and travel
I am able to offer befriending and buddying, art and activities, gardening, cooking and social outings. I love animals and dog walking

Experience

I worked for Age UK East Sussex as a community club organiser for older people with dementia, sensory impairments, physical disabilities and mobility issues. I also worked social services for over twenty years and specialised in adults with learning disabilities. I have a Certificate in Management
I am a N.V.Q. Assessor in Social Care
I love to travel and experiencing different cultures. I enjoy amateur dramatics, creative writing and walking. I have experience of doing different activities with people and making them stimulating and fun

Background

I have a lot of experience and knowledge of dementia and associated conditions as well as learning disabilities. I have worked as a volunteer for MIND and as a buddy for people with mental health issues. I also have worked as a volunteer advocate for POhWER.
I have good communication skills, patience, understanding and empathy. I work with people in a person centre way and promote dignity and respect and empowerment. I’m caring and sociable and enjoy reminiscence work and encouraging independence.

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