A private carer, companion and home help

Based in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

A private carer, companion and home help in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Whatever your circumstances, knowing you can call on someone like me to give you extra support in the familiar surroundings of your own home can be a great comfort and help you to maintain your freedom and independence.

"Rosemary has changed our lives for the better..."

Rosemary Nicholls

Here's how I can help or provide care and companionship

  • Visiting someone at home (or in a home)
  • Assisting with day-to-day tasks around the home
  • Helping with preparing meals, cooking, cleaning, washing and ironing
  • Helping with admin, appointments and making phone calls
  • Accompanying or taking someone on a walk, outing, or to a social event
  • Accompanying or taking someone shopping (and help with organising and carrying)
  • Accompanying or taking someone to appointments, hairdresser, hospital or GP
  • Being of assistance with pets, like helping to take a dog for a walk or to the vet
  • Assistance with pursuing some hobbies
  • Simple companionship and friendship
  • By 'checking in' to make sure everything is okay or if there is anything you need
  • Assist by being a key holder.

"My parents absolutely loved your company and I'm sure your visits did them the world of good."

I can provide assistance with your home care needs as and when required, on a daily basis or for as little as just an hour a week.

Why choose help and care at home?

We all love our homes, they are where we feel the happiest and the most comfortable and where we would like to be.

"We are so grateful to you for enabling our parents to remain at home..."

But sometimes, unforeseen circumstances arise that make staying at home a worry. Challenges such as illness, recent surgery, hospital stays, decreasing mobility, bereavement or just feeling 'under the weather'. Sometimes loved ones may be too far away to help regularly.

Knowing you can call on the same reliable, trustworthy and hardworking person in the familiar surroundings of your own home can be hugely reassuring and comforting. Sometimes just that extra support for an hour or two a week can make all the difference in being able to maintain one's freedom and independence.

"...I cannot praise Rosemary enough."

About me

My name is Rosemary Nicholls. I have lived in Salisbury with my husband and two daughters for 27 years. I know Salisbury, the city centre and the surrounding area very well. I also spent some of my youth in the area as my father was in the army and often posted locally.

I have been a nurse for the past 40 years. I worked as a school nurse in a girl's boarding school, caring for both day and boarding pupils, for most of my time in Salisbury.

I started providing care and a support for people at home five years ago, and it has been so rewarding and enjoyable.

It came about because having looked after my parents, in-laws and neighbours I began to see what a difference just a little simple help, companionship and support made to their quality of life, independence, confidence and well-being.

"I simply do not know how we, or my mother would cope without you."


My location

I am a private carer, companion and home help in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

If possible, I prefer to work within a couple of miles of Salisbury City Centre.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any other queries . It usually takes just a quick chat to find out if I can give you, your loved one or client a helping hand.

"...we recommend Rosemary to anyone who needs a carer, any type of home help or gentle and knowledgeable companionship."

Any questions?

What's a companion?

Someone who provides company or friendship.

They can be someone to have a chat or laugh with over a cup of tea.

Above all, they're a friend. A friend who can also help with the shopping, cooking, admin and maybe a touch of tidying or cleaning.

How can you help me?

I can pop round or call to chat about what help you would like, and we can take it from there.

Who can you help?

I can help anyone of any age who's feeling they need a bit of extra support for whatever reason.

How often can you help?

I'm flexible, and can try and fit in with whenever suits you best. It might even be just a one-off visit.

Where can you help?

I prefer to work within a few miles of Salisbury city centre, but could go a bit further afield, if needed.

When can you help?

Ideally during the day, between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. I am happy to consider the occasional evening or weekend in exceptional circumstances.

What do you charge?

I charge £25 an hour.

I also charge petrol expenses at 45p a mile (outside a 5-mile radius from central Salisbury).

Do you have a minimum visit time?

Yes, it is usually an hour. I could possibly visit for half an hour in Salisbury city centre, if I was working close by.

...any more questions?

Costs and certificates


I charge £25 an hour.

Petrol expenses are 45p a mile.

The length of a help or care visit can be flexible.


My certificates include:

  • first aid training
  • foundation in dementia (University of Nottingham)
  • DBS certificate
  • public liability insurance

Certificates and references available on request.

Get in touch

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about how I can help you or a loved one.

Please feel free to call me on 07710 498 995.