Maria Cooke - Personal Assistant

Description

Category listings

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

Coverage

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

Availability

Not taking on any more clients at present

Charging

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

Expertise

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.

Experience

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

Organisation:
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
Transport:
  • 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
Mobile:
07947252553
Telephone:
01424 719033
Email:
mariabythesea55@yahoo.com