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Girl Friday Services
Companionship & Lifestyle Services for the Elderly
Girl Friday services is a local business run by me, Viv King, a Chalfont St Giles based professional who feels passionately about making a real difference to the lives of the elderly.
Having researched the needs of the elderly, specifically of those who still live in their own homes, I only found 'care' services. Following the feedback I received, I believe I have identified a genuine need for a specific companionship and lifestyle service to ensure they have someone with whom to talk, and to help with the day to day running of their home. This could be helping to understand and use basic technology, advising on how to avoid unscrupulous tradesmen, or ideas on how to reduce costs.
My bespoke companionship and lifestyle services enable you to decide which services you require and how often. In order for me to ensure your plan is tailor made to suit your needs and preferences, we will initially meet (you and your family if appropriate), to discuss your requirements and once agreed we can begin a trial period, starting with a' two for one' session. Flexibility is key, and I realise your needs may change, I ask for regular feedback and act upon any changes you want.
I understand it isn’t easy to make the decision to invite someone into your home, and that you may have concerns about asking for help, I will listen and make you feel comfortable with the service I offer. My aim is to treat you with respect and consideration as I would my own family.
I do ask for our client’s GP and family or friend contact details, just in case I need to contact them for any reason.
This list shows the broad area I cover, however, please contact me if your area isn’t listed.
Amersham, Beaconsfield, Chenies, Chesham, Chorleywood, Denham, Flaunden, Gerrards Cross, Heronsgate, Jordans, Loudwater, Moor Park, Rickmansworth, Sarratt, Seer Green, The Chalfonts
Viv has been helping me out for a few months now, and has made a big difference. I look forward to seeing her, as her enthusiasm is catching & we get on so well. She has already started to reduce my costs. Pam, Amersham
Viv has been employed by us, in both a personal and business capacity for over 7 years. During this time she has provided organisational skills, managed our household maintenance and repairs, as well as our personal outgoings, including utilities and insurance and has made considerable savings as a result. She has become an important member of our family and is utterly trustworthy, reliable and a considerable asset. David & Jill Lane, Chorleywood
Viv has worked with me for over 3 years, not only does she help with practical and administrative tasks that I can no longer manage, she is also an excellent sounding board and companion. I really look forward to her weekly visits. Angela, Chorleywood