Meet the team

Lee Harrington

Franchise owner - Lee Harrington 

I have worked in retail for blue chip companies all of my working life.  My retail career was rewarding as I had the opportunity to work in various roles, meet a diversity of people and help them achieve their career goals.   Through this experience I learnt and gained a great understanding of how people are the most important part of any organisation.  When I reached a point in my life when I wanted to make a career change and wanted a more meaningful career that made a positive difference in my community, I chose Home Instead Senior Care. Home Instead Senior Care holds the same values and beliefs that I have towards caring for individuals. I have an elderly father and have certain expectations as to what I want him to get out of life.  Therefore I am passionate in delivering the right level of service to each individual supported by my team to enable them to continue living comfortably and help our clients lead rewarding lives. 

Bal and I have been married for 16 years, live in Aylesbury and have three wonderful children. Bal and I believe that giving time develops foundations for great things and empowers individuals to want to do their best and be the best they can be. With time, there is space for patience which enables someone to feel cared for and appreciated, as well as to have the opportunity to get to know another and have conversation. These small steps lead to deeper connections, whether that be through the sharing of memories, a smile or an understanding that permits humour. However the relationship develops, respect and dignity remains central to it.

In today’s time deficient world, it can be a challenge to give the time we would like to, and this leads to seeking support from others who have similar beliefs and values. When it’s your loved one, whatever you do will be fuelled by emotion and your desire to want to do the best. Your decisions will always be measured against your sense of responsibility…which is often unmeasurable, and your need to do more can sometimes be overwhelming.

My personal challenges have highlighted to me how intrinsic it is to finding the right person to best support your loved ones and as an extension of the way your loved ones are treated, the impact on the family can be very positive and sometimes a relief, enabling you to see to other responsibilities and commitments with a feeling of being in control.

Bal and I are actively involved in our local community and really making a difference to people’s lives through various initiatives. Whether that’s supporting young people to take their first steps in the work place, helping adults back into work after a setback or creating opportunities for the vulnerable in our community to get together and have a little fun.  Please feel free to give me a call if there is anything me and my team can help you with, or even if just for a chat to think things through.

Fay Sinclair

Senior Caregiver

My name is Fay Sinclair and I have been involved in the caregiving industry for over 20 years in one guise or another.

Most recently I worked as a Team Leader working closely with a client, a teenage boy, who suffered from cerebral palsy. I forged a very strong bond with him which was very fulfilling to me.

I have gained much experience and knowledge working in different areas of care from being involved in child welfare in the school environment, working in care homes and working in Domiciliary care working my way up to Deputy Manager.

I have a positive approach to work and look forward to the exciting journey I have started with Home Instead Aylesbury Vale.

Outside of work I have two grown-up sons who are starting their life adventures which allows my husband and I to indulge in our passion which is travelling to as many places around the world ad possible.

I love to walk my beloved dog whatever the long as it is sunny 🌞

Cap and Thor

Cap and Thor

Cap and Thor joined us in March and April 2019. When they joined us, both were 8 weeks old but three weeks apart in age, so Cap arrived three weeks before Thor.

They are often in the office but not always as they too need a day off every now and again, especially, when they are over excited.

Cap and Thor represent us at community events and have done an astounding job to date, being very friendly to those that visit us, helping others with lots of cuddles and generally making everyone they meet very happy – CAREGiver’s and the general public alike.

Both have embraced our ethos of being a learning organisation and are training to be Therapy Pets, with quite a career plan set out for them.

If you see us out and about, do pop over and say hello!

Sandra Stevens

Care manager

I have worked in the Care Industry for over 20 years, working in Brain Injury initially as Community Support Manager overseeing 5 community homes, then becoming the ABI Specialist Unit Manager, moving on to Registered Service Manager, Senior Business Manager and then National Complex Care Lead. I have my RMA 4, a qualified NVQ Assessor and have my PTLLS BTEC Level 3 as well as being a Manual Handling Train the Trainer. In my previous roles I have been Health & Safety Advisor, National Adult Safeguarding Lead. I have joined Home Instead as Care Manager and I am passionate about the delivery of good quality, person centred bespoke care.

CAREGiver pouring sugar onto scales as elderly lady laughs
CAREGiver looking at a cook book with elderly lady