Helper (personal assistant) of older adults
Good Life Sorted
Fareham, United Kingdom
1d ago

I wanted a flexible role but didn't expect it to be so rewarding"

Imagine doing a job you love any day and time of the week, working for yourself and setting your own rates. Imagine doing something meaningful and getting paid for it.

Well now you can, and you don't even have to search for customers.

Good Life Sorted is an innovative new business which is tackling the challenge of the growing ageing population, the lack of cross-generational support and the shortage of professional carers.

And it is using a unique approach : connecting older adults and their families with hand-picked, vetted individuals in their neighbourhood, who are called Helpers and provide a range of home help services for a fee.

The Helpers are self-employed, which means they can pick the hours they work and set their rates.

The process is simple. As a Helper you join our community, you create an online profile and you choose the services you are happy to offer.

Good Life Sorted will then match you with older adults locally who need your help.

Here is a list of services you can offer :

  • cleaning and laundry
  • home help
  • companionship
  • welfare checks
  • grocery shopping and medication pick up
  • preparing meals
  • dog walking
  • We believe that working as a Helper is more than a job. You're making someone's life better and you are strengthening your community.

    The role doesn't involve any personal care, however cleaning is an important part of a Helper's role, since older adults prefer to have one person to help them with anything they need around the house.

    We are looking for amazing Helpers who have a driving license, enjoy interacting with older adults and are :

  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Excellent communicators and can build rapport easily
  • Trustworthy, reliable and punctual
  • Confident in managing challenging situations
  • Flexible and able to show initiative
  • Good listeners
  • Comfortable using technology
  • No experience working with older adults is required. We're just looking for people who are eager to make the lives of older adults better.

    We look forward to receiving your application.

    Please note, this is a flexible self-employed role. There are no fixed hours or guaranteed income, but instead you can work the hours you want and set your own rates.

    If your application is successful, you will be expected to get Public Liability Insurance, which is available from £4.70 per month.

    Want to know what it's like to be a Helper? Watch our feature on BBC News .

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