Au Pair Companion for Seniors

Au Pair Companion for Seniors

In England the elderly population is increasing and it is for this reason that we have now expanded our programme to enable young people to come to the UK under the au pair cultural exchange programme, but have the option to give support to older people who are still living in their own homes, not needing any medical care, are still quite active, but who are perhaps a little lonely. If an au pair is happy to live with an older person providing support and help in the home, this gives the family peace of mind that their relative is not alone. He/she will be like a “friend” and “willing helper” in the home; someone to help out when needed. An au pair companion will:

  • Live as "part of the family"
  • Will have his/her own bedroom and all meals provided
  • Might be asked to prepare meals, keep the home tidy and perhaps do the shopping.
  • May be expected to drive and take his/her host to any appointments
  • May be expected to care for any pet in the home
  • Will not be expected to undertake any personal care for his/her host nor supervise any medication.
  • Be "on duty" for 25-30 hours per week.
  • Have free time to attend a language course if required
  • Have 2 free days per week
  • Receive "pocket money" of between £90-£120 per week depending on the requirements of the position plus
  • £20 per month contribution towards mobile phone costs and
  • £50 per month contribution towards college costs