Director & Owner - Sohini Boron
Through my fortunate position as Director and Owner of Home Instead Barnet, I am excited to work with the team and the wider community to enhance the wellbeing of elderly people through care. I grew up living side-by-side with my grandmother until the end of her life. Knowing her needs and helping her in daily activities showed me the value of care and companionship an elderly person needs.
In 2019 I took over Home Instead Barnet (which was established by Dale and Diana in 2007). My professional background is in marketing and communications within the services industry. It was my growing desire to combine my professional skills and passion to build something for society that bought me to Home Instead. I have always had a strong sense of building relationships, whether as one-to-one or as communities, and quality has always been key. With Home Instead, I know I am working to deliver the highest level of care, and providing awareness around the support available to the elderly and their families.
I have lived in many areas in and out of London and Barnet has my heart! It has an incredible number of things to see and do – nature, activities, events, meetups, places. I’m very lucky to live and work here.
CAREGivers - Our Team
We are very proud to have a priceless team of dedicated, compassionate and reliable CAREGivers, many of whom go above and beyond the call of duty to take care of our clients. These are people who really care.
If you think you could fill this role we are always looking for people with these qualities to join our team. Call Sunni on 020-8446-7044 or email email@example.com and we can talk you through what we can offer you and what you can do for us.
Registered Care Manager - Sandra Wharton
While looking after my mother who was diagnosed with vascular dementia, I decided to become a support worker to give me the skills I needed to look after her in the best possible way. When my mother passed away I continued to do support work. I was then offered a permanent role as a Community Assessor for the elderly, children and their families. I found working in the care industry was continually rewarding because I found I was really making a difference.
After over 15 years in the care industry I was approached by Home Instead in Barnet and offered the role of Quality Assurance Officer and deputy Care Manager. The ethos and passion of the company was just what I was looking for, somewhere that recognised the value and importance of personalised, high quality care.
I am now Registered Care Manager and responsible for making sure Home Instead Barnet is compliant and working in line with CQC requirements. I am able to use my experience of leading a team, working in the community with both clients and CAREGivers and engaging them to achieve positive outcomes. As well as visiting new clients to carry out initial consultations, I continue to visit existing clients to deal with any queries or concerns. We have a great office team which I manage and wonderful CAREGivers who I support through their appraisals and supervisions and through continuing to visit them in the field.
Senior Field Supervisor - Janice Armit
After looking family members most of my life I started in the care industry in a residential home and loved the work. Almost 40 years later I still love it. I now have extensive experience in the care industry in many different care settings from Occupational Therapy to hospitals as a nursing assistant and paraplegic care. I also trained as a counsellor and even trained as a chef.
I have always believed in person-centred care, maintaining a person’s choices and lifestyle with dignity and respect.
I am very happy to be with Home Instead where I can implement the high standards that I believe in. I visit CAREGivers and clients to ensure both are happy, have all the support they need and that standards of care are being maintained.
Senior Field Supervisor - Sally Bradly
I joined Home Instead Barnet as a CAREGiver in August 2014 and then joined the office team as a Field Supervisor in May 2017. I have achieved Diploma Level 2 in Health and Social Care, with many opportunities available for further training and development.
As a Field Supervisor, I am able to support my CAREGivers to deliver the best possible service. My main role is to check client medication and ensure clients are receiving medication support if needed and that the CAREGivers understand their role in the medication regime. I now also mentor new CAREGivers once they complete their training, making sure they are comfortable in their role and giving them advice and support when they need it. I also conduct CAREGiver spot checks and visit clients for service reviews to ensure we continue to provide the highest standards of service.
I am also Mentor for all new CAREGivers. During their first 12 weeks with us I evaluate their progress and give them the support and guidance they need to grow into a great CAREGiver.
I still provide care to our clients covering calls for holiday and sickness which always re-enforces the ethos of Home Instead, how important it is that we match clients to their Caregivers whilst providing a person-centred excellent quality of care.
Field Supervisor - Jackie Joannides
I started working with Home instead in 2015 having cared for my mother in her last years. I have always worked in a caring capacity, first in childcare as a Nursery Nurse and Childminder, for twenty five years and then in a counselling and support role for a Parenting charity. I am mother to four grown up children so caring runs in my blood.
I loved working as a CAREGiver for Home Instead and found it a wonderful opportunity to use my skills and enjoyed connecting with my clients and building strong caring relationships. I found it fascinating listening to the tales of my clients and building up a picture of the lives they have lived.
I have recently changed roles and am now a Field Supervisor. This has given me an opportunity to see things from the other side of the fence. I am able to go out into the field and ensure that our clients are getting the best care that they can have, and also to ensure that our CAREGivers are feeling well supported and happy in their work. I am constantly surprised and delighted by the acts of kindness that I see on a daily basis.
Office Administrator - Christina Lampropoulou
I joined Home Instead Barnet in June 2017. I have extensive administrative experience working in a variety of administrative roles including construction, charities and, in Greece, running my own clothing company. I am enjoying working in a care environment knowing that we are making a positive difference to people’s lives.
I work in the office as Receptionist/Administrator. My role includes processing CAREGiver payroll and client invoicing, ensuring CAREGivers are clocking and out of their shifts and greeting visitors coming into the office. Everyone in the office is welcoming and friendly which creates a good working environment. I am also enjoying getting to know our caregivers and clients.