Have you got anything such as a ‘Help Scheme’ run by your local GP Surgery ? - they might be able to give you some pointers/recommendations. Maybe a ‘helping hands’ type of agency or small cleaning company? Depends where you live, I guess, but google is always a good help…
Not sure about placing an ad in the library/local supermarket - although the library could be a good source of information. If it was me I would feel rather vulnerable and wary of employing a stranger responding to an ad. If you do go down that route, please be cautious and ask for references and/or whether the person has a CRB /DBS.
Hope you soon get something sorted out.
Thanks for taking the time to reply H.
Seems sensible advise about the help schemes. I live in a place called Saltburn By The Sea, and google is worth a go.
I do agree with your reservations about local advertising. I am always reluctant to let strangers into my home, I have had difficulty in the past finding new tradesmen when my usual ones are busy.Thanks again for this useful advise.