Jacqui Johnston

Contact details

Jacqui Johnston PA Services


Mobile: 07816 154644
Email:

List of services

Transport Provision
Personal Assistant
Social Activities
Home Meal Preparation
Garden Maintenance
Pet Walking
Shopping Assistance – (in store or online)
Social Engagement
Domestic Duties
Visiting/befriending/buddying

Coverage

5 miles radius Willing to travel further for clients with specific needs

Availability

Monday - Wednesday Some evening and weekend availability Advance booking required

Charging and related information

Monday – Wednesday £15.00 p/h, Evenings after 5pm and Weekends £18.00 p/h, Bank holidays £23.00 p/h.

Depending on distance a minimum of 2 hours may be required.

Expertise

I have experience with conditions such as Fibromyalgia and CFS. I was diagnosed 5 years ago. While most people experience similar symptoms each person should be treated as an individual and depending on how they are at any moment in time. I have worked out ways to manage my condition, which allows me to work and have a relatively normal life. This has led me to want to help others and I do a monthly yoga/relaxation session with the Fibromyalgia and ME group in Peacehaven, I also run a weekly Yin Yoga class and have private clients.
I have an interest in meditation practice, enjoy walks in nature (or to the local community garden) and pottering in my gardening.

Experience

Assisted an elderly friend; regularly popping in for a cup of tea and a chat. While there I would do jobs like setting up TV, erasing answer machine messages (to stop the phone beeping, which was driving her crazy and was full so had stopped taking messages so family members couldn’t get through), getting things down from high cupboards, sorting through the fridge for out of date items, sorted out paperwork, called agencies and utilities, shopping, transportation.

Voluntary work as a Health Champion for SCDA and a NHS Befriending Service.

For the last couple of years I’ve been hosting language students in my home, providing bed and board in addition to assisting with local information for days out and sight seeing.

Background

I worked some years ago in the care sector; in the community, care homes, and hospitals before pursuing a career in sound. After a number of years due to my health I was no longer able to do the job I loved because of the long days and shift work. When I came across Yin Yoga I found a way to manage the pain and stiffness (in addition to other changes I made in diet and lifestyle). I now use what I’ve learnt to manage my condition and help others.

Accreditation

  • Support With Confidence accredited member

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