The Ascot, Camberley and Wokingham Team
Owner - Maggie Martin
I worked in the financial software industry for 24 years before becoming a Home Instead Senior Care owner. My priority was always to provide the highest quality products and best possible service to clients and my most rewarding experiences came from working with clients, understanding their needs and then providing them with the service they needed.
I was attracted to the ethos of Home Instead after seeing how Home Instead can make a real difference to people’s lives, as well as providing employment opportunities in the community.
I am incredibly proud of the company we have built. The office staff and our team of CAREGivers honestly care for every client as though they were our own parents. I am constantly amazed by the lengths our CAREGivers go to when they are supporting our clients.
The praise we hear from our clients and their families and the fantastic results from our recent PEAQ survey makes it clear that all of our efforts are appreciated and we are determined to continue to build a company to be proud of.
Owner - Pete Martin
I worked for Fidessa, a software house in London, for 20 years, designing trading systems for large international banks. This gave me a great deal of experience in working with people to find out what they wanted from the system, as well as what they needed.
I joined Home Instead in 2016 to work with Maggie and the team in building a strong, effective and most of all a caring business.
Having been in the background since the business started and hearing about the challenges and achievements over the years, I have been astonished to see first-hand how much all of the staff really understand and care about each and every client, and also every single Caregiver.
Coming from a corporate background I can truly say that Home Instead is different. People are the clearly most important thing and everyone does their very best to provide the very best support they can.
Care Manager - Kasia Nasiadka
I joined Home Instead Ascot in February 2014 with over 6 years’ experience in social care. I started working first as a Care Coordinator managing schedules for care workers. From there I moved to managing an Extra Care Scheme for nearly 3 years and a domiciliary care branch for over a year. I successfully completed my Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care in 2016.
I enjoy working with people and feel very passionate about providing the best possible quality of care. I love working for Home Instead because of their approach to care for the elderly, and my role in the Ascot office is to ensure that we maintain the highest quality of care at all times.
Nicola Hobbs - Head of CAREGiver Learning and Development
I’m Nicola, the Head of CAREGiver Learning and Development at Home Instead Senior Care, Ascot.
I joined Home Instead as a CAREGiver in May 2013. Having looked after my Nan at home I understand and appreciate the person-centred approach to home care that Home Instead do so well, and wouldn’t work anywhere else!
My role is to train our new Caregivers and support them in their roles, making sure they enjoy their work. It makes a vital difference to our clients that their CAREGivers want to be with them and enjoy the visits as much as the clients do themselves.
Being responsible for training and mentoring our new CAREGivers is a tremendous responsibility and something that I thoroughly enjoy!
Kaila Francis - Care Coordinator
I joined the office team at Home Instead in Bagshot in May 2017 to take over as Care Coordinator.
I joined Home Instead as a CAREGiver in November 2015, having previously worked as a demolition training coordinator for a national federation.
I've loved working as a CAREGiver and have met some wonderful people, so I leaped at the chance to join the office team at Home Instead. This new role means I can support more people by making sure they see the CAREGivers they like, at the times they want to see them.
Niamh Olohan - Recruitment Coordinator
I’m Niamh, the Recruitment Coordinator for Home Instead Senior Care, Ascot.
I have worked in care recruitment for 6 years, first in residential care and then in domiciliary care, and I love how different it is here! It’s really important that I recruit the right people, and vital that they are happy in their roles. It’s a new challenge that I’m really enjoying!
We have a fantastic team of committed, professional, reliable and compassionate CAREGivers. Many of our team draw on their own past personal experiences to encourage, assist, and stimulate our clients over a wide range of daily activities that help improve their quality of life and help them maintain as much independence as possible.
All of our CAREGivers receive a clear enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check before visiting any of our clients. They each provide us with 4 references, which we check carefully so we can be confident we are hiring the very best.
Many of our CAREGivers have completed our City and Guilds accredited training programme designed by national and internationally renowned dementia and Alzheimers experts. This means our CAREGivers are provided with the latest in Alzheimers education and home care techniques, so you can be assured your loved one is being cared for by a trusted professional.
Our CAREGivers come from Ascot, Windlesham, Sunningdale, Camberley, Bracknell and Bagshot and are trained to support people with whatever they need. Most importantly of all, our CAREGivers are lovely, caring people who really enjoy their jobs and the office team are proud to work with them.
Mum has found both of her Caregivers to be wonderful companions during this period of convalescence - always very courteous, thoughtful and helpful - and great company, too. Please do pass her thanks on to them - and mine, too.
We have both also been very impressed by the organisational efficiency of you and your colleagues; in particular, I think the visit logs are an excellent idea and also very helpful for me to review on my visits.
Our experience with Home Instead has been a pleasure throughout and it is very reassuring to know that such a reliable, flexible and friendly resource is available if we need to call on you again.Mr P - Camberley