Meet the team

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Franchise Owners - Bryn & Jill Evans

Bryn & Jill Evans opened one of the first Home Instead Senior Care Offices in the UK. “We first opened our offices in July 2006, at the time we had only 2 employees.  Today we employ over 170 full and part-time employees.  Our aim when we began was to try and make a difference to the quality of care provided to all the individuals we care for.

We only employ specially chosen individuals to ensure only the best quality of care is delivered. We truly feel that dignity and independence can be one of the most important things to any person who wishes to remain in their own home.  Since we started the business we have provided quality care for over 1000 individuals and when we receive letters of thanks there really is no better feeling.” 

Bryn and Jill are happily married and live in Barnsley

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General Manager - Sarah Oldham

Sarah Oldham - is General  Manager for Home Instead Senior Care Barnsley and Sheffield. Sarah is also the registered Manager responsible to CQC.  

As General Manager Sarah oversees and manages all 3 franchises.  Sarah is integral in the day to day running and has overall responsibility for driving the business forward by ensuring we continue to provide high quality care in the community and all our targets are met

Sarah joined Home Instead Senior Care in April 2007, and uses patience, honesty & her bubbly personality in all the right ways to make both clients and staff feel at ease. Clients can feel nervous when asking for help, Sarah ensures clients can be confident that Home Instead can fulfil their needs

Sarah also oversees the selection, training and matching of our CAREGivers so each client has the support they desire and that they are aware of our aim which is to help them remain as independent as possible in their own home. Sarah has over 24 years of care experience; there is not a question she can't answer. Her knowledge of the care industry allows her to guide our dedicated team to provide the optimum level of care.

Sarah has recently celebrated a decade at HISC and lives in Sheffield.

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Care Manager - Lorna Smith

Lorna joined the Home Instead Senior team as the Care Manager in Barnsley in May, 2016.

“I am very pleased to be joining Home Instead Senior Care and I am looking forward to meeting all the CAREGivers and Clients.

Previously, I have worked as a qualified social worker and in  social care and I am now looking forward to my new role as Care Manager for the Barnsley office”

 

 

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Accounts Manager - Bernice Eggleton 

Bernice Eggleton works directly with Bryn the franchise owner & together they manage the day to day book keeping, accounts & wages. Bernice has a background in accountancy & book keeping and ensures that both clients and CAREGivers queries are answered quickly and efficiently; Bernice is an integral part of the team. She is originally from South Wales and now lives in Barnsley with her two young children.

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Recruitment and Engagement Manager - Alison Taylor

I joined Home Instead in 2015 having already worked with Jill & Bryn on various projects in my previous role.  Having worked 20 years in the legal sector I felt a change in direction and a new challenge was just what I needed.  After meeting the rest of the amazing team and learning more about the great work Home Instead do in improving the lives of the elderly, vulnerable and socially isolated in our area, I was sold!

Finding the right CAREGivers to help our clients who have both the heart and patience to care is something I am passionate about.  When recruiting CAREGivers I always think of my own Grandmother and the type of person I would have wanted to help her in her later years.   It is also very important that as a team we support our CAREGivers in the fantastic work they do, not only with regular supervision meetings and training but by ensuring that our door is always open for a cup of tea with a big smile and a listening ear.

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HR Coordinator - Debbie Cooper

Debbie Cooper is just the right person to serve as our ‘Director of First Impressions’ and our HR Co-ordinator.

Debbie says, “The way you are first greeted demonstrates our interest and concern for you. It’s a busy office but your call is our top priority.  I really love working at Home Instead Senior Care and meeting people who want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable adults. I ensure all six references are requested and checked on receipt and once a CAREGiver is trained, I follow up with quarterly supervisions. It’s lovely to see new recruits complete their training before going on to meet their first client as a new and much valued CAREGiver. I’m always there to help and support people when needed”.

Debbie lives in Sheffield with her husband Paul and their rescued Jack Russell Terrier, Lucy.

 

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Kerry Linford - Staff Co-Ordinator

Kerry is the staff coordinator for the Barnsley Office. Kerry began working with Home Instead in December 2013. Kerry has worked in care for the past 18 years and has worked with a lot of people suffering with Dementia and other forms of mental health issues.

“I really enjoy all aspects of working at Home Instead; I have had a lot of experience in care and love everything that Home Instead stands for!”

Kerry moved to Barnsley from Cleethorpes in September 2013 and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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Field Support Networker - Lesley Goodliffe

In June 2018, Lesley joined our Barnsley Team as Field Support Networker from her previous role as CAREGiver. Upon joining Home Instead Lesley had this to say:

I have worked as a CAREGiver for HISC for three years before getting the position of Field Support Networker. I enjoy meeting new people on a daily basis having worked in care for over 18 years. I work alongside many professionals and clients which I find it very rewarding, especially seeing a smile on a clients face. I really love working for Home Instead Senior Care and believe in everything we stand for.

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Field Support - Annette Chaffey

'' I have worked in care for the last 16 years working mainly with dementia clients, I have worked with HISC for the last year as a caregiver, I took on the role of Fieldsupport in March and really enjoy seeing how a care package is started and set up, I also enjoy meeting new clients, I enjoy working for HISC and agree with their views about what care at home is all about.''

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Trainer - Faye Histon

Faye has worked for the company for over 10 years. She started in 2007 as a CAREGiver and has worked in various roles within the HISC but is now full time trainer.

'I really enjoy my role as trainer, i love meeting new people and all existing CAREGivers. I believe my role is key to ensuring that our new recruit's transition into the CAREGiver role is as smooth as possible, as many of our new CAREGivers have no previous care experience. I totally believe in the ethos of Home Instead Senior Care and love working here.''

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Marketing Assistant- Abbas Istikhar

On the 9th July 2018 our new Marketing Assistant  Abbas joined us to begin his year long Placement from University.

 Upon joining Home Instead Senior Care, Abbas had this to say:

"I am really looking forward to beginning my year with Home Instead Senior Care, to provide a top qulaity service to our Clients and CAREGivers in South Yorkshire, I hope to further my experience in the business world and gain valuable knowledge from my time here"  

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