Home Instead Senior Care The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: Innovation 2016
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The Windsor, Egham and Staines Team

Managing Director - Anitra Camargo

Managing Director - Anitra Camargo

Setting up my own business has been part of a truly life changing period of my life. In 2010 I received the devastating news that I had secondary cancer. Since then life has been a whirlwind of treatment (all successful thank goodness) and making major changes to ensure that I live the life I want to in the future.   It may sound strange but the experience I have been through has genuinely changed my life for the better. The people that I have met in the care sector have been amazing and have inspired me to do something worthwhile and meaningful, to dedicate myself to helping others.

I have left behind my job as an executive of a company which took me to America and across Europe for a role which is much more important to me, one where I can use my knowledge and business experience to do what really matters in life, which is ensuring good quality care is available for people when they need it.

If you need good care for yourself or for a loved one, please contact us to discuss how we can help.

Laura Paterson Moody - Registered Care Manager 

Laura Paterson Moody - Registered Care Manager 

I have always worked in the caring profession and started by working in care and nursing homes as a teenager. I gained a diploma in Nursing from The Royal University of Surrey. I have worked in elderly care, medical and vascular surgery. I stopped nursing to have a family and have also lived abroad for a number of years. The opportunity arose to join Home Instead and I feel it has given me a chance to use the knowledge and skills that I have gained, not just from my nursing but from my own life experiences. Home Instead is very different from other care organisations, they really do concern themselves not only with the quality of care given but also with making a difference, for example the office staff work tirelessly to see that the clients are happy with their CAREGiver and will endeavour to find them the perfect match.

Quality is of utmost importance and my role is to ensure that standards and quality of care are maintained at all times. I am delighted to be part of a team where people really matter as that is what care is all about.

Cheryl Nixon - Deputy Care Manager

Cheryl Nixon - Deputy Care Manager

I found Home Instead’s website and I liked the sound of the company. It just seemed like the right company, the one I really wanted to work for. I worked for an American company before joining Home Instead in October 2016.

The best about my role is working with lovely people. There is a nice environment and room for growth. Besides, the clients are adorable and I love to hear their stories. We talk about our families, what we like, what we don’t like… We become friends.

Here I’ve learned to accept the fact that things change and that’s fine. I became more flexible, more adaptable. I don’t worry if things don’t go to plan. We have to adapt ourselves and that’s great. 

Gaynor Cronin - Coordinator

Gaynor Cronin - Coordinator

Having been a stay at home mum raising four children, I decided it was time for a change for me and do something different.

Still keeping within my comfort zone of caring I decided to become a CAREGiver for Home Instead Senior Care. How pleased I was to make the change! I have now been working for Home Instead since
May 2014 and have enjoyed every minute.

My clients have been a joy to work with and it gives me so much pleasure knowing that I have made a difference to someone’s day and made them smile.

I am now working as part of office team as the Care Coordinator. This can be quite stressful at times but I am so lucky to have been given this opportunity. I still give care daily as I would not want to lose my clients but having been a CAREGiver and knowing all there is about the difficulties that can arise I have been able to understand and help more efficiently and with empathy in this new role.

Joining Home Instead has helped me find not only myself but a confidence I never knew I had.

Thank you Home Instead and to the team that has supported me. 

Becky Brown - Team Leader

Becky Brown - Team Leader

I joined Home Instead in 2012 because I had heard good reviews about it. Due to the company’s good reputation, I had great expectations about the level of care the company provided.

I’m happy to say I was not disappointed. As a CAREGiver, it is great to be able to meet new people. My clients and I have the same personality, which helps us to get along really well. Going from CAREGiver to Team Leader is a challenge, but it’s incredibly rewarding. It has helped me to learn new things about the care industry and to gain more experience. However, not being with my clients as often as I used to is not easy. At Home Instead, we create a connection with them. 

Home Instead really is about good care, and it’s a pleasure to have such a fulfilling role in this industry.

Clare Honey - Team Leader

Clare Honey - Team Leader

I looked at being a CAREGiver after I lost my mum.  I had always had an office job before. I applied to Home Instead and I haven’t looked back. I have looked after some really lovely clients. I am now in the office as CARE Supervisor. I really enjoy working for Home Instead and although I am based in the office now, I spend a lot of time out in the community supporting our new CAREGivers and clients.  I still love going out to do care for our clients.

Hayley Carr - Weekends Supervisor

Hayley Carr - Weekends Supervisor

I joined Home Instead in September 2016 because I had always been interested in care.  I had some experience of giving care for some neighbours, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to use my experience and passion to improve people’s lives.

Home Instead was exactly was I hoping for.  Here I have the chance to meet new people, give high quality care and really make a difference. I love hearing my clients’ stories, especially about their family.

I am so pleased to have just been promoted to Weekend Supervisor, I have the chance to go out and meet new clients that I haven’t met before, it is so interesting to meet their families and also work alongside new CAREGivers. Meeting new people is definitely one of the things enjoy the most in my new role.

Home Instead is a great place to work. On the one hand, it allows us to go move out of our comfort zone and do new things. The best part about working here is, however, to make sure that all our clients and CAREGivers are being well looked after and supported. The safety of our clients is the most important thing for us, and we are really proud to be able to say that we meet our clients’ needs. As a result of this high quality, Home Instead is growing and this is why we have more CAREGivers and new roles. It’s great to be part of a growing company and a supportive team that do everything to make sure our clients and CAREGivers are always safe and happy.

Karen Pope - Compliance Admin.

Karen Pope - Compliance Admin.

5 years ago, I decided I needed a career change.  Day in day out my job was always the same, so after careful consideration and discussions with my husband, I left to seek something more rewarding.  It didn’t take me long.  I saw an advertisement to become a Caregiver with Home Instead Senior Care, applied and never looked back. 

My day to day routine is never the same, but every day I smile.  Whether it be with my wonderful clients who I visit on a regular basis or one of the girls I work with in the office.  I have the best of both worlds. 

My clients are special to me and I hope they get as much pleasure with me visiting them, as they give to me.   We laugh, we sing, we sometimes cry but every day is rewarding, and I leave with the knowledge that today, I made a difference in someone’s life, albeit a small difference.

Equally my work in the office making our wonderful CAREGivers compliant is very rewarding. We have mad days and glad days, but we get through them together as a team and we smile. 

For me there is no other job, I just wish I had changed careers 30 years ago.

  • UKHCA Registered

Firstly major congratulations on the ‘outstanding’ rating from the CQC Inspection. I and Mum & Dad can only agree with this rating and we believe it is very well deserved for all the team at your Home Instead.

 My thanks as always to Hayley, Jo and the rest of the team for the care & support they show my parents - we could not manage without them and they have made such a difference to my parents lives (especially Hayley as their main carer).

 Bit of feedback to you on the training course you did for my family. Ben (the young man, my nephew) uses things he learnt every week when he visits my parents which is lovely. He felt he learnt so much and that is really great for him at such a young age.

Mrs S - Staines