Ruth Backshall

Contact details

Ruth Backshall

Phone: 01323 489252
Mobile: 07914 879055
Email:

List of services

personal assistant, meal prep in the home, dog walking shopping assistance, social engagement, transport

Coverage

Eastbourne, Polegate, Jevington, East Dean, Hailsham. Stone Cross

Availability

no availability at present

Charging and related information

£15 per hour plus 45p per mile when driving for a client. (Minimum of 2 hours)

Expertise

Over the last 4 years I have enjoyed developing a strong bond with all of my clients and I feel that I have made a positive contribution to theirs and their carers lives. I love to see the positive change in often scared , lonely, confused and depressed clients as I slowly gain their trust . They become more confident in facing daily life which has often become so hard for them. To see them happier and engaging in enjoyable or just mundane things is so rewarding. I help people to re engage with old ( and new!)hobbies , interests and friends. My interests include : cooking , gardening, upcycling, photography, painting, printing, I love to be outside especially on the beach or out in the country side .

Experience

I have spent the last 4 years working as a PA .the majority of my clients have had dementia and some have also had mental health issues and addictions. Several members of my family have suffered with dementia so I have had a lot of first hand experience. I also have personal experience of depression and anxiety, so I have a good idea of some of the ways that this can affect people in their everyday life.
I consider myself to be a good and sensitive listener, patient, loving and passionate about what I do. I also find having a sense of humour is very helpful!

Background

Previous to becoming a PA I spent 30 years working as a chef. I am also an artist and up-cycler

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