Karen Phillips

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Karen Phillips

Phone: 07504653529
Email:

List of services

I can help you with:

• Cleaning, tidying, washing, ironing and organising, as well as tackling larger tasks like spring cleaning

• Cooking and internet shopping

• Shopping and other errands on your behalf

• Accompanying you shopping, to appointments, activities, places of interest, family and friends etc

• Company whilst watching TV, chatting, crosswords etc

• Walking dogs

I have public liability insurance

Coverage

Fairlight, Pett, Guestling, Winchelsea Hastings and St Leonard's

Availability

No availability

Charging and related information

£15 per hour Mon-Fri
£18 Weekends/Bank Holidays

Parking and entrance fees payable by client

Expertise

I enjoy film, theatre and the arts in general and am interested in learning about people and their lives.

I also love animals and taking trips both home and abroad.

Experience

I worked in Local Government for over 30 years. Last year I made the decision to do what I had always thought was the vocation meant for me. I have always been a ‘people person’ and, although I enjoyed the public facing aspect of my job, I wanted to do something more worthwhile and people centred. So, I started working with my first 2 clients this year, both very elderly with different needs and I soon realised I had made the right decision.

Having spent a number of years trying to care for my mum who was disabled I realised that the sort of home care she received from her agency carers was not the sort of care I want to give. I am passionate about wanting to provide consistent care which enables people to stay in their own home and live as independently as possible for as long as possible.

I believe it is important to have carers who are interested in you as a person and can share your interests if possible. I like theatre, arts, cinema, books, TV, walking, animals and yoga.

I have done voluntary work for the Cinnamon Trust where I walked dogs for 3 years for older people with mobility issues.

I was also a Gamesmaker at the 2012 Olympics in London. I love meeting new people, so working in the Olympic Stadium was ideal for me!

I have also worked with the homeless on a voluntary basis in Hastings at Snowflake and spent a Xmas Day at Surviving Xmas, a charity who provide support, company and food for those in need.

Background

I worked for over 30 years full time in Local Government.

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