Debbie and Mark

About carer ID 866


Carer ID: 866

Carer name(s)

Debbie and Mark

This vacancy would suit…

People with a learning disability who would like their confidence and independence skills improved

This vacancy is…

  • Long Term
  • Short Break

Things to think about…

  • Household includes pets
  • Steps and stairs / not wheelchair accessible

About us

We are Debbie and Mark

About our house

We live in a detached three bedroomed house down a country lane on the outskirts of Bugle. The house is set in nearly an acre of garden which has a mini orchard of Cornish apple trees, a vegetable patch, pond, a greenhouse a summer house and our own fresh water well. Our bedrooms are on the first floor and are accessed via a steep narrow staircase, so it is unfortunately not suitable for someone who can’t manage stairs easily.

We also have a detached chalet which we intend to offer Shared Lives guests seeking independence, with support nearby if required, for example having your own space but still being able to enjoy family mealtimes together

Who else lives here?

Apart from the two of us, we have two dogs Bruno and Kevin

What we like to do

We enjoy:

  • taking our boat out for fishing trips
  • kayaking
  • beach barbecues
  • cycling the Camel or Lanhydrock cycle pathways
  • and walking our dogs, Bruno and Kevin

We’re also keen motorcyclists going on regular road ride-outs or trail riding with friends. In the winter evenings we enjoy evenings spent by the log burner watching films and TV programmes. Having a large workshop and an interest in motorbikes of all ages, Mark enjoys maintaining our vehicles. We have a large garden which we are gradually landscaping and adding trees and shrubs to, in the warmer months we like to spend time in the garden enjoying barbeques playing with the dogs or simply relaxing in the hammock under the trees

Our experience as carers

We have been Shared Lives carers for over six years and have a good network of support with other local carers.  We have demonstrated a particular strength of working with people to promote their independence, build confidence and to develop their skills

Who we can support

Anyone with a learning disability who wants a long or short break

Local area and community

A few minutes’ walk will take you into Bugle. The village is well served with amenities such as:

  • grocery shops
  • hairdressers
  • a quaint village pub
  • Chinese takeaway
  • and a fish and chip restaurant

Bugle has its own football team, bowling club and cricket club. They also have a brass band and host the famous annual Band Contest attracting bands from all over the UK.

There is a regular bus services to St Austell, Bodmin and Bugle train station (which is on the branch line between St Austell and Newquay).

The Eden Project is less than 5 miles away. St Austell, with its comprehensive range of shops, pubs, restaurants, cinema and leisure centre is 10 minutes’ drive away.

Bugle is centrally located between each coast so 20 minutes towards the south coast will lead you to the fishing villages of Mevagissey and Fowey, 20 minutes towards the north coast will lead to scenic coastal town of Newquay

Contact us now for more details.

This vacancy is suitable for people with…

  • Learning disability