Owners - Alan Savage and Lucy Gill
Alan was attracted to the ethos of Home Instead after seeing how Home Instead can make a real difference to people’s lives, providing dignity and independence for any person who wishes to remain in their own home. Also, in being able to provide employment opportunities in the community, they aim to employ only specially chosen individuals to ensure the best quality is of care is delivered.
Alan’s role is to build relationships & look for opportunities for Home Instead to contribute to the local community whilst managing the business side of the company.
Lucy balances her family life and her responsibilities in the business working 4 days a week as the marketing and a recruitment support.
Alan and Lucy have two young children, Joe Jack 9 and Isabella-Rose 5 . They understand how difficult it can be for family members to balance their working lives with also trying to provide support to their family, young or old.
Sarah joined Home Instead in September 2017 as a Community Support Manager. This is an exciting role for Home Instead Altrincham, working within the local Community to help improve the lives of the elderly. Sarah has lived in Timperley for 12 years and likes to involve herself within the Community wherever she can. She has two young children who are also involved in many clubs and classes in the area. Sarah looks forward to getting out into the local community meeting people, building relationships and finding ways to improve our community for the elderly whilst continuing to promote the wonderful services and activities that are already available.
One of Sarah’s projects was to continue the development of our 'What’s on Wellbeing Guide', which has now grown into a great community magazine 'Live well, your way'. So if you have a club or activity that you would like to include or if any details have changed, please do get in contact with Sarah.
Join Our Team
If you are interested in joining our team of CAREGivers we are always on the lookout for caring and compassionate individuals.
We have day time hours available but expect each CAREGiver to work some peak hours which are early mornings/evenings and weekends. It is such a rewarding role, you would be matched to your client(s) and the professional bond that you build is incredibly rewarding.
To find out more about becoming a CAREGiver please call our office team on 0161 8701136
Lynne Williams – Recruitment Manager
Lynne joined the team in June 2018.
Lynne recently located back to UK to be closer to family. After a career spanning 20 years working over 3 continents.
Coming from Hospitality/Leisure background Lynne brings with her a passion for strong employee relationships and will be focusing on delivering exceptional CAREGivers to Home Instead.
During Lynne’s first week with us she said
“Since joining the team I have been humbled by the quality and passion shown by all at Home Instead, I’m looking forward to developing this outstanding care team”
Karen Cassidy - Deputy Care Manager
Karen has worked at Home Instead for 4 years as our Deputy Care Manager, She holds an NVQ - level 4 in Health and Social Care and has gained 20 years of care experience with a wide variety of people in various settings.
Visiting Clients, Introducing CAREGivers and Training new recruits are just a few of Karen’s main roles.
Karen said “I get to meet some amazing people on a daily basis. I work with a fantastic team of people that all have a passion for providing high quality care and really believe that we make a real difference to the lives of our clients. It doesn't get much more rewarding than that!”
Karen truly believes It’s one of the best jobs she has ever had!
Mark joined Home Instead in August 2017 as our Service Coordination Manager to lead the resource allocation team and support key business administration, finance and service delivery functions.
Focusing on strategic planning and process improvement, Mark brings a wealth of corporate management experience, having worked as Customer Service Manager for 12 years with RAC Motoring Services followed by 10 years with Aviva Insurance as Resource Planning Manager.
Mark is raising a young family and lives locally in Ashton on Mersey where he performs voluntary work for a Community Amateur Sports Club, where he has held the position of Honorary Club Secretary for over 20 years.
“Having worked for large companies, it’s great to now be part of a family owned and growing business which provides such a rewarding and fundamental service to the local community.”
Liz Rhodes - Head of CAREGiver Experience
Liz joined Home Instead Altrincham in March 2015 as Recruitment Manager.
Liz joined the team to increase the number of fantastic Caregivers working for us. Having worked with us for over 3 years, we have asked Liz to lead the new CAREGiver Experience Team. Still working closely with recruitment and training, Liz hopes to support our CAREGivers from their very first day with us and all the way through their development, journey and successes.
Liz lives locally in Sale Moor and plays an active part in her community whilst raising a young family.
Laura Muldoon -Team Leader
Laura joined the Home Instead Team in May 2017.
Laura currently lives in Hale and has worked in the care sector for around 11 years in a variety of different roles. Starting off as a pantry assistant and then assisting people living with dementia, alongside this Laura attended South Trafford College as a Health Care Cadet gaining 2 years’ experience on the wards of Trafford General Hospital.
Laura added “I adore elderly care and have found over the years that caring for others has brought me a lot of joy and job satisfaction.”
Latterly Laura has also provided senior care at client’s homes whilst progressing with her NVQ 5, somehow also finding time to supported her Gran’s care too!
Laura will be working alongside Karen and Kim as a Team Leader with support from Sue Cartledge.
Suzanne Cartledge Senior Caregiver
Suzanne joined us in May 2014 as a CAREGiver, with a wealth of knowledge, having previously worked in a Health Care environment for over 10 years caring for the elderly.
Suzanne and her husband have always lived locally and moved to Timperley in 1994 where their 2 children grew up. Now the children have left to further their careers, Suzanne has more time to dedicate to her work at Home Instead. Excelling as a CAREGiver we were delighted to offer Suzanne an opportunity to develop her skills as a Client Care Supervisor, in which Suzanne supports our Team Leaders with their clients out in the community.
“Working for Home Instead has given me the opportunity to be part of a fantastic team that is committed to supporting older people to stay in the comfort of their own homes, which I really feel is invaluable’
Jane Forshaw Trainer
Jane initially joined Home Instead as a CAREGiver before becoming our trainer, which gave her real-life experiences, and the ability to recognise the importance of delivering relevant and realistic training in Janes’ current present role as our Trainer she said
“I feel privileged to able to make a difference to all of our carers by equipping them with skills and knowledge in their training to provide highest quality services. Therefore, I believe that as part of the team that I make a difference to and help to meet the needs and wishes of every one of our clients.
Jane worked for several years in a residential home for the elderly providing a daily schedule of physically and mentally stimulating activities. This experience showed Jane importance of including people in activities, for their health, sense of identity and wellbeing. The induction training inspires caregivers to constantly be on the lookout and to grasp every opportunity, to encourage their clients to engage in relevant and appropriate activities. She says
“I consider myself very fortunate to be able to say that I really do enjoy my job”
Jane Shaw - CAREGiver Supervisor
Jane join Home Instead Altrincham and Sale back in 2014 as a CAREGiver, working alongside her Supported Learning role at Trafford College. With Jane's career history majoring in a supportive caring environment (for over 21 years!), We asked Jane to join the office team and develop a new role for Home Instead as a CAREGiver Supervisor, she is proving to be a great help and support to our CAREGivers developing their skills and knowledge.
“I really love working for Home Instead and being part of a great team – we all work together to make sure we give excellent care to our clients, that’s our aim – best company I have worked for, love it!”
Angela Moore Senior Caregiver
Angela joined Home Instead as a CAREGiver in 2015, were she has constantly proved to be conscientious caring and loyal to her clients. We were all delighted to offer Angela the role of Senior Caregiver, working alongside Karen Cassidy.
Angela said to us...
“Being welcomed into client’s homes to offer support to them and their families during what is often a very uncertain and scary time is an absolute privilege. You meet so many wonderful and interesting people, it really does not feel like a job. We have such a great team of carers and office staff who I really do believe make a huge difference.”