The Andover & East Wiltshire Team
Our CAREGivers come from many unrelated backgrounds such as; Teachers, IT, Police, Hair dressers, Homemakers, Retail, Housing, Military, Care, Administration, Business Owners. Masseuse - and many more....
Meet some of our CAREGivers from December 2017 in the picture opposite.
They are a diverse team with many interests including;
- they like to travel
- are musical
- avid readers into an array of genres
- animal lovers
- they can sew, knit and cross-stitch
- enjoy socialising
- model making
- a love for cooking
- and some have many different languages under their belt
#YouCanCare in Wiltshire!
Care Manager - Kelly Stalker
Hello, I'm Kelly Stalker, I have been in the care industry for the last ten years and growing up, my Mum was a full time Care Assistant, which is where I started. Since then, I have progressed to management, I have been a Scheduler, a Trainer and an Area Manager.
I have always worked for companies where the majority of business is commissioned through the Local Authority.
Joining Home Instead Senior Care as Care Manager is the job I have been waiting for. To find a company that focuses on quality as much as I do was not an easy task! When I read all about Home Instead, their mission and ethos, I knew I had found it! I am very passionate about helping people and making a difference to the quality of their life.
I am also a Moving and Handling trainer and was trained to teach Medication by the UKHCA.
I have lived in Hampshire for 10 years and have a young son who keeps me busy in my home life.
I am so excited to begin this new venture with Nell, to bring Home Instead Senior Care to Andover and East Wiltshire.
Owner/Director - Mrs Nell Light
Hello, I am Nell Light.
Before opening Home Instead Andover & East Wiltshire, I spent 17 years in the Royal Army Medical Corps. This gave me a passion for serving others and a love for leading people.
The experience I gained delivering medical care in the most challenging environments taught me both that the highest possible standards are achievable in any circumstances but also that delivery depends on a workforce that are trained, nurtured and supported.
I am a Dementia Friends Champion and deliver Dementia Friends sessions on behalf of the Alzheimers Society to groups and organisations in the local community. I volunteer for Healthwatch Wiltshire and am a governor of a local school.
I am proud to support the mission of Home Instead 'to change the face of ageing' and I look forward to providing a first class service to our clients; to create local jobs for local people to care for local seniors and to help the community in which I live to become a great place to be an older person in.
Outside of work I enjoy sailing (enthusiastically), playing netball (badly) and walking the dog with my husband and son.
My name is Diane and I have been working for Home Instead as a CAREGiver since May 2017 and I work approximately 7 hours a week which is perfect for me, I came from a Retail background and moved back to Wiltshire to care for my mum.
I feel that Home Instead is definitely delivering a very good level of quality care. As an employee at Andover and East Wiltshire I feel that we can't be trained to know everything but I know that I am fully supported to do my job well. As a CAREGiver I am given enough time with a client and the client is given the time that’s needed to deliver their care needs, plus have that important cup of tea.
This job is so rewarding, I get so much satisfaction from it. I enjoy looking after people, I'm helping them to be independent and stay in their own homes. We assist and support here at Home Instead. It's a completely freshening role, I get nice feedback from my ladies that I go to and its lovely being able to make someone else's day.
We are a friendly and helpful bunch and I'm not intimidated to ask questions. We are all treated equally which helps me feel I can approach the strengths and weaknesses of each office team member to have my queries answered. The literature is straight forward as are the policies and procedures. As a team we all join in together, talk to each other, get on well and it's a friendly, nice place to work.
I am loving Care and it gives me the freedom I need as an occupation and I am happy with my wage.