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The Andover & East Wiltshire Team

CAREGivers

CAREGivers

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
  • gardening
  • they can sew, knit and cross-stitch
  • enjoy socialising
  • model making 
  • swimmers
  • a love for cooking 
  • and some have many different languages under their belt 

#YouCanCare in Wiltshire!

Care Manager - Kelly Stalker

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

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.

  • UKHCA Registered

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Diane's Testimonial