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David

David H

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86 miles away | Houghton le spring, DH4

2 years of experience

199 hours worked

Hello, I’m David. Are you looking for a competent person you can trust to provide added support around the house for yourself or a loved one? I know from experience how difficult it can be. It shouldn’t be that way. So maybe I can help. I became the primary carer for a family member for pre...More Hello, I’m David. Are you looking for a competent person you can trust to provide added support around the house for yourself or a loved one? I know from experience how difficult it can be. It shouldn’t be that way. So maybe I can help. I became the primary carer for a family member for precisely this reason. I was confident that I could do a far better job than the multiple care agencies that had been delivering his care. The outcome was that he flourished because I was not only patient and kind but had an aptitude to learn new skills and an ability to use my initiative. rather than ticking boxes for a list of tasks completed. I believe it demonstrated that having the right attitude, initiative, and the desire to learn and improve were equally, if not more, valuable than experience alone. I understand the importance of focusing on prevention e.g. falls, dehydration, etc rather than dealing with the consequences of preventable conditions. I have listed the key services I can offer as a carer and personal assistant: * personal care * medication prompting * cooking a nutritious meal * laundry and cleaning * shopping (on your behalf or assisted visits to the shops) * gardening * companionship Here’s a little about me: I relocated from London to the North East over 20 years ago and re-trained as a health and social care researcher. I gained my Masters in Health and Social Care Research Methods in 2008. My focus has been primarily the health and social care needs of older adults. At Newcastle University, I gained informed consent and interviewed over 100 older adults (aged 75+) in their own home for a cognitive and ageing study. At Northumbria University, I interviewed residents of a care home in Leeds to understand how they believed their care needs were being met. At home, I enjoy cooking, gardening (my wife and I had our own small gardening business tailored for older adults), walking, and creative writing. My family and I relocated to North Carolina, USA for five years. That’s me. What about you? If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. If I’m not the right carer for you right now, I hope you find the person to meet your needs.

Hourly

Daily

£17 per hour

Short notice care

Short notice care

£30 per hour

Carers availability

Hourly (days)

M Monday
T Tuesday
W Wednesday
T Thursday
F Friday
S Saturday
S Sunday

Vetted & approved

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DBS/PVG/NI Access

Enhanced

Interview status

Interviewed

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Hello, I’m David. Are you looking for a competent person you can trust to provide added support around the house for yourself or a loved one? I know from experience how difficult it can be. It shouldn’t be that way. So maybe I can help. I became the primary carer for a family member for pre...More Hello, I’m David. Are you looking for a competent person you can trust to provide added support around the house for yourself or a loved one? I know from experience how difficult it can be. It shouldn’t be that way. So maybe I can help. I became the primary carer for a family member for precisely this reason. I was confident that I could do a far better job than the multiple care agencies that had been delivering his care. The outcome was that he flourished because I was not only patient and kind but had an aptitude to learn new skills and an ability to use my initiative. rather than ticking boxes for a list of tasks completed. I believe it demonstrated that having the right attitude, initiative, and the desire to learn and improve were equally, if not more, valuable than experience alone. I understand the importance of focusing on prevention e.g. falls, dehydration, etc rather than dealing with the consequences of preventable conditions. I have listed the key services I can offer as a carer and personal assistant: * personal care * medication prompting * cooking a nutritious meal * laundry and cleaning * shopping (on your behalf or assisted visits to the shops) * gardening * companionship Here’s a little about me: I relocated from London to the North East over 20 years ago and re-trained as a health and social care researcher. I gained my Masters in Health and Social Care Research Methods in 2008. My focus has been primarily the health and social care needs of older adults. At Newcastle University, I gained informed consent and interviewed over 100 older adults (aged 75+) in their own home for a cognitive and ageing study. At Northumbria University, I interviewed residents of a care home in Leeds to understand how they believed their care needs were being met. At home, I enjoy cooking, gardening (my wife and I had our own small gardening business tailored for older adults), walking, and creative writing. My family and I relocated to North Carolina, USA for five years. That’s me. What about you? If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. If I’m not the right carer for you right now, I hope you find the person to meet your needs.

Specialist care

Early stage dementia Late stage dementia COPD Stroke Incontinence Physical disabilities Mental health Diabetes Arthritis Visual and hearing impairments Continence/incontinence +8

Personal care

Dressing/undressing Bathroom assistance Personal care

Mobility assistance

Eating and drinking assistance Moving and Handling

Companionship and house tasks

Medical prompting Housekeeping Companionship Meal prep +2

Languages spoken

Interests and hobbies

Cooking Crosswords Gardening Music Reading Sport Travel Writing
Has driving licence
Owns a car
Pet friendly
Non-smoker

Qualification

Health and safety at work

Moving and handling certificate

Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding Children

Medication Administration Awareness

Vetted & approved

All Curam carers go through a comprehensive checking process before they receive our “Vetted & approved”status

DBS/PVG/NI Access

Enhanced

Interview status

Interviewed

Photo comparison

Verified

David is insured for care work carried out through Curam platform
See details
Two checkable references available on request from the carer

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