Caring Companionship and Practical Support

It is a privilege to offer companionship and practical support. I am a passionate believer in the powerful healing potential of experiencing respectful and compassionate connection.

Caring Companionship offers me the opportunity to draw upon all my adult experiences and the myriad of skills I have developed to offer warmth, humour, compassion and an interested eye and ear to those who would benefit from more positive attention and companionship in their lives.

“My mum very much looks forward to Lisa’s visits. With a warm and caring approach, Lisa is flexible and happy to do what’s needed around the house.”

Vanessa

 

I can offer your loved one:

  • Responsive and safe companionship
  • Care and compassion
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Gardening
  • Appointment organisation 
  • Letter writing
  • General household tasks

I can provide you with:

  • Reassurance and peace of mind that your loved one’s need for companionship, practical support, attention and distraction is being met/ shared with you
  • Greater independence with time and emotional space for you to meet more of your own needs
  • Some freedom from strain and stress

My working life has been focused around supporting and enabling people to live fuller lives. I have a background in working with the elderly in both a residential and home setting; with young people with learning and physical challenges and Asperger’s and autism and with adults with mental health and addiction challenges.

As a teenager I was interested working with both the elderly and children and young people.  From 15, I was a weekend care assistant in an elderly residential home.  I then provided summer camp support to young people with intellectual, emotional and physical challenges and worked as an Au Pair abroad. After university I was a volunteer citizen’s advice worker and then went on to be a TEFL teacher for a few years.  Subsequently, I trained in both drug and sexual health awareness providing workshops in East London based schools. After which I trained as Social Worker and worked in the substance misuse field for several years becoming a senior social worker, team leader and supervisor. Once I became a mother to my two children, I was home based and focused on our life as a family and my children’s needs until they both began school at which point, I began to develop my massage and reflexology business, Aloha Therapies.

I had a very close relationship with my much-loved Granny as I was growing up and until she died. I enjoyed the time we spent together sharing our stories and interests and feel grateful for that experience of a close and loving bond.  I am again drawn to supporting and enhancing the lives of the elderly and those who are unable to lead full and active lives through companionship, listening and appropriate touch.  Touch is a baby’s first experience of loving communication and is an essential lifelong need with a host of emotional and physical benefits associated with it. Warm, attuned, responsive relationships are shown to help support and sometimes alleviate depression, isolation, overwhelm, low mood and despair.  I offer both with the aim of improving the quality of an individual’s experience of life. Please don’t hesitate in contacting me for more detailed information should you feel the support I offer may be of benefit.