Alan Savage and Lucy Gill - Owners
Alan and Lucy were both attracted to the ethos of Home Instead. We knew Home Instead was right for us after seeing how we could make a real difference, not only to an individual but importantly how we would be able to work alongside other charities and businesses to support our local senior community here in Trafford. We opened our doors back in 2010 and have been providing at home care support ever since, touching the lives of over 1,000 clients and thousands more out in the community.
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. “I am currently supporting the development of our community magazine, ‘Live Well, Your Way. With it, we can promote local activities, resources, and support groups around the community, enhancing the lives of our neighbourhoods” - Alan
Lucy balances family life and her responsibilities in Home Instead particularly supporting Marketing and Recruitment. “Being able to provide employment opportunities that are sought after because of our reputation and seeing people grow with confidence is something that I am particularly proud of.” - Lucy
Alan and Lucy have two children, Joe, and Isabella-Rose and family who are close by and far flung! “We understand how difficult it can be for family members to balance their working lives whist also trying to provide support to their family, young or old”. Helping people by building trust, sharing our knowledge, and providing our tailored service is how we can help transform lives." – Alan and Lucy
Join our CAREGiver 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 Recruitment Manager Sian on 07494 476 005
Anita M - Operations Manager
Anita has worked within the adult social care industry for the past 8 years. Anita holds her QCF level 5 and is passionate about making a difference with quality person centred care.
Anita initially moved from Wiltshire and joined the team in January 2020 as the Community Relations and Marketing Manager but is now working as the Operations Manager. Daily Anita works with the CAREGiver team supporting their needs and coaching and mentoring the office team to ensure new CAREGivers receive quality training to complement our clients’ requirements.
"I am delighted to be working for such a professional organisation as Home Instead. I love working with a team who are all passionate about what we are striving to achieve daily. Our CAREGivers are first class and I know that, with them, all our clients are in safe hands.With such a passionate team around me, we can provide a truly joined up approach to the senior members of our community and ensure they have access to the very best activities, services and care.” - Anita
Laura - Registered Care Manager
Laura joined the Home Instead Team in May 2017.
Laura has worked in the care sector for around 15 years in a variety of different roles. Starting off as a weekend pantry assistant 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.
In 2020 Laura became the Registered Care Manager at Home Instead Altrincham with the support of our wonderful client team Karen, Suzanne, and Nicola.
''I have worked in many roles within the care sector over the years that have brought me great job satisfaction. I now enjoy the challenge of managing a team and supporting them to further themselves.” - Laura
Karen - Deputy Care Manager
Karen has worked at Home Instead for 8 years as our Deputy Care Manager.
Karen holds an NVQ - level 4 in Health and Social Care and has gained over 20 years of care experience with a wide variety of people in various settings. She has had a varied role during her time at Home Instead from visiting clients to training new recruits but her main focus now is bringing new clients on board, from enquiry right through to introducing CAREGivers to the clients.
“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
Mark - Business and Resource Manager
Mark has been with Home Instead since 2017 as our Business and Resource Manager, leading the scheduling team and supporting key business administration, financial administration and facilities 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 12 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.” - Mark
Jackie Hudson - Community Engagement Manager
Jackie has spent the last 10 years working locally as a yoga teacher and helping to look after her mum, who is living with dementia at home. She has been involved in community activities for senior members of our community and helped to create many ‘dementia friends’ as Dementia Champion with Alzheimer’s Society. Previously she worked as a Medical Sales Representative and within the NHS whilst bringing up her children. In her spare time she loves to swim outdoors and loves knitting.
“I have been aware of Home Instead over the past decade and met many of the CAREGivers at various groups and events they attend with their clients whilst I was with my mum. I am so impressed with the quality of care and the passion and commitment that the whole team provide day in, day out”
Andrea – Marketing Manager
Andrea joined the Home Instead team in May 2021 as Marketing Manager.
Andrea has worked in digital marketing and media for 24 years and is able to apply her transferable skills and experience to the care world. Working closely with our Recruitment and Community engagement team, Andrea’s role helps us convey the stories and insights we hear and see every day. Sharing our stories helps families take those positive steps into connecting with care at home.
“I am looking forward to sharing Home Instead's knowledge and passion for providing outstanding home care and make a real difference to the lives of older adults and their families. Being able to showcase the practice and inspiring support our CAREGivers provide to so many readers is such a humbling experience.” - Andrea
Sian – Recruitment Manager
Sian recently joined our team as Recruitment manager. Sian has over 10 years’ experience in IT recruitment and 2 years as an Apprentice Recruitment specialist.
Sian works closely with the Marketing and Community Engagement team to attract and engage in a meaningful way with new CAREGivers and key players to the business. Sian is often the first point of contact for anyone enquiring about a position with Home instead and supports successful applicants through the recruitment and onboarding process
“I am really excited to be joining Home Instead and from the start everyone has been so welcoming. I am really looking forward to working as part of a team that makes a difference to the older adults in our community. I have already heard so many amazing stories about our CAREGivers and the extra mile they go to give their client the highest quality of care in their own home” - Sian
Suzanne - Client Lead
Suzanne joined Home Instead in May 2014 as a CAREGiver with a wealth of knowledge, having previously worked in a Health Care environment for over 12 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 Lead and to gain her Level 5 in Health and Social Care. Suzanne supports her clients and their families out in the community working closely with the rest of the team.
“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." - Suzanne
Jess - Client lead
Jess originally joined our CAREGiver team in April 2021 and has since progressed to become Client Lead and has started her NVQ3 qualification. Jess previously worked in skincare retail but after witnessing the wonderful care given to a loved one, she decided to make a career change for a more rewarding role where she could help others in the community.
“Through working with Home Instead, I have found a new passion for care and I enjoy working with clients and listening to their life stories. I love being in a position to help those who need it and the most rewarding part of my role is making a positive difference to their lives.”
Nicola – CAREGiver Supervisor
Nicola joined Home Instead in January 2018.
Nicola has worked in health and social care for over 12yrs, building a comprehensive understanding of peoples’ social and care needs especially those living with dementia and learning difficulties. Nicola is currently finalising her NVQ4 qualification, balancing her home life as a mum.
“Working in different sectors of health and social care with the elderly and hearing their stories brightens my day, I enjoy supporting our CAREGivers to ensure they have the support to enhance the life of our Clients”. “Building a relationship with my CAREGivers is so important to me. Which is why I love my role as CAREGiver Supervisor.” - Nicola
Lisa – Care Coordinator
Lisa has been with Home Instead for over 3 years and is one of our scheduling team.
Lisa works primarily to build rotas and support our CAREGivers with their hours and holiday requests etc. although Lisa loves nothing more than a project or a challenge to keep her busy!