Dinah O'Brien

Contact details

Dinah O'Brien

Phone: 07508 175645
Mobile: 07508 175645
Email: ddobrien64@outlook.com

List of services

Cleaning – General
Secretarial & Administrative
Preparing meals in the home
Live- In- Support (occasional nights subject to availability)
Medication Assistance
Pet Walking
Social Activities
Domestic Duties
Personal Assistant Transportation Assistant
Personal Care
Respite Care
Shopping Assistance
End of Life Care
Befriending & Buddying


Wannock and within a 15 mile radius further to calls 2 hours or more


No availability at present

Charging and related information

Monday - Friday’s £20 P/H
Weekends - £25 P/H
Bank Holidays - £30 P/H
Mileage - £0.45 p/p/m when taking clients’ out from their home

Overnight Stays – £180 for 12 hours Mon-Fri (hours by arrangement)
£220 for 12 hours Sat & Sun (hours by arrangement)
Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve to be charged at time and a half.


I have a broad spectrum of experience & knowledge in working with clients with different types & stages of dementia
I specialise in:
Supporting clients at home to live well with dementia
Providing suitable activities at achievable levels whether in the home or when out & about to promote a sense of wellbeing
Supporting clients to retain current levels of independence
Treating clients with the utmost compassion, dignity and respect.

Additional support includes but is not limited to:
Managing & coping with difficult/ challenging behaviours
Offering ongoing practical advice & finding solutions.
Helping families/carers to navigate & access other health and care services in East Sussex.
Help with related form filling
I hold an Assisting Clients with Swallowing Difficulties certification

Additional training in:
• Assisting Clients with Swallowing Difficulties
• Psychological First Aid

I really enjoy being in the company of people from all ages/ walks of life, preparing and cooking good quality traditional food, gardening, listening to music, walking, yoga, the countryside and being by the seaside. I am an avid reader, have a sunny disposition & a good sense of humour. I have a natural empathy towards people with dementia & am driven through personal & working experience to really make a difference.


I initially trained as a Nursery Nurse (N.N.E.B) but didn’t utilise this qualification until later on in my life as I was already working at a small country house hotel as ‘The Housekeeper’. I progressed from there to working in a 4 star De Vere hotel in Eastbourne as Assistant Housekeeper. By the age of 22 I had been promoted to Head Housekeeper with my main responsibilities being to maintain the high standards of cleanliness & presentation in the 113 guest bedrooms & public areas of the hotel. I also set up a creche for the children of the housekeeping team as finding suitable childcare while they were working had previously been a problem.
When I had my own family, I worked at a local preschool in Willingdon village as the Supervisor. In addition to this I was a host to foreign language students for 18 years & also acted as a legal guardian to 3 children from overseas who were studying in the UK at local boarding schools,
Personal experience of supporting a family member who had Alzheimer’s led me into my next career path at a local independent dementia day centre. I worked there for 8 years & some of my responsibilities included: working alongside the attending clients’ as a companion, leading the companion team of staff, supporting & advising clients’ families & carers’, assisting with form filling, taking detailed accounts of clients’ background history to support all needs, representing the day centre at dementia cafes & some of the Seaford monthly Care for the Carers meetings, home visits (including client assessments for home respite) & covering respite in clients homes.

For your reassurance I am fully insured with business car insurance and public liability insurance.


Care Team Manager – Dementia Day Centre
Legal Guardian to overseas children
Foreign Language Student Host
Preschool Supervisor
Head Housekeeper


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