Domestic ServicesAre you new to household chores because the person who usually takes care of it has a dementia? Is there just not enough time in the day to get it all done? Maybe there are specific jobs you need help with? Or is there someone you know who could do with a hand?
The links below were compiled in response to questions that came up when we asked people what they need help with. They include support with dog walking, shopping and maintenance around the home.
Age Cymru Swansea Bay Homecare Plus offers a cleaning service charged at an hourly rate, This service can be arranged on a regular basis or as a one-off. They also provide thorough spring cleans and home from hospital cleans to help get you back on track. For more information ring 01792 589654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have some Domiciliary Care, your care provider may be able to provide some help with cleaning and laundry.
Care & Repair is a charity that helps with all aspects of home Maintenance for older adults in Swansea, Neath & Port Talbot.
Approved Trade People
Care and Repair Cymru helps older people in Wales live independently in their own homes. As a charity working through our network across Wales, they deliver practical help to create safe, warm and accessible homes. This help can range from delivering major modifications for people most in need, to offering advice and recommendations to people who need reliable professionals to carry out work. Telephone: 0300 111 3333
Age Cymru Swansea Bay Homecare Plus have a list of tradespeople who can carry out a full range of repairs and heating electrical plumbing work. You can contact them on 01792 589654.
If you use a Domiciliary Care Agency your carer may be able to provide some help with shopping. If you have recently been discharged from hospital then the British Red Cross can provide help and support including picking up prescriptions and shopping.
Most major supermarkets now have online services and will deliver your shopping to your home.
Meals Delivery Services
Wiltshire Farm Foods offer home delivery of frozen meals which can be prepared simply and quickly. They have a choice of over 300 meals and desserts including softer foods and 150 gluten free meals and desserts. There’s no minimum order value and all orders come with free delivery. Contact them on 01792 459999.
Some local pubs and cafes may offer hot meals for home delivery.
BorrowMyDoggy is an online platform dedicated to connecting dog owners with dog borrowers for walks, weekends or happy holidays. Borrow My Doggy is passionate about helping dogs get more love and exercise, borrowers get special dog time and dog owners get the peace of mind that their dog is having fun.
Dog Buddy is a similar website to Borrow My Doggy as it matches dog walkers with dog owners. Other dog walking organisations in Swansea are listed at Three Best Rated. These include Muddy Paws, Precious Paws and Chasing Tails.