Maria Cooke - Personal Assistant


Category listings

  • Personal Assistant
  • Preparing meals in the home
  • Medication assistance
  • Gardening
  • Pet Services
  • Shopping assistance
  • Social engagement
  • Transport
  • Domestic duties


Hastings, St Leonards, Bexhill, Battle, Little Common, Sidley, Ninfield, Sedlescome, Westfield


Not taking on any more clients at present


£8 - £10 per hour, including travel time.  Payments via A4E or other appropriate payroll service


Listening (qualified counsellor and EFT Practitioner), communication, empathy, gardening, caring in general. For most of my life, I have worked as a secretary/PA, and I love typing. I could help with admin work - typing, filing, keeping diary etc. During my time working as a Teaching Assistant, my love of maths was re-ignited and I took GCSE Maths with the students two years ago, achieving 95%+ in both papers!

I would like to add that having spent most of my life as a secretary, the work I have enjoyed most is my voluntary work and my 4 years as a teaching assistant. I was made redundant from my Teaching Assistant post in March 2014 and I have decided that I want to work helping people in a more hands on way (as opposed to working in an office).

I have been described as a "peoples' person" and enjoy the company of people of all ages.


I worked in a home for the elderly in my 20's (a long time ago!); I worked voluntarily with Age Concern, visiting people in their homes, taking them to hospital appointments etc. I have worked as a live in companion to a 95 year old lady in London, followed by live in companion to a 95 year old man (2000 - 2002). I voluntarily befriended housebound people and people with mental health problems in Hastings (2002 - 2004).

Since moving to Hastings in 2002, I have also worked for St Michael's Hospice as a voluntary visitor.

I am a qualifed counsellor and EFT Practitioner. I worked in a secondary school for 11.5 years (2002 - 2014), spending the last 4 years as a teaching assistant, working with statemented students and other students with learning difficulties - which I thoroughly enjoyed.



Service Details

Maria Cooke - Personal Assistant
Service Type:
Personal Assistants

About This Service

Male or female:
  • Female
Providing household care:
  • Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • General help around the house
  • Shopping
  • Pet care
  • Gardening
Providing medical care:
  • Administering medication
  • Can provide own transport
  • Full driving licence
  • Provide transport for social occasions/shopping/events/etc
Providing personal care:
  • Assistance getting out and about

Accreditation Information

This service has no accreditations known to East Sussex County Council.

This page was last updated on 29 May 2018

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This page was last updated on 29 May 2018

Contact Details

Contact Name:
Maria Cooke
01424 719033