Our team of CAREGivers
Please meet some of our CAREGivers, who are all selected for their empathy, enthusiasm and commitment to their client’s lives. We feel very strongly that many older people can enjoy a much higher quality of life if they have the right support in place. Our fantastic CAREGivers do a great job of providing that help and support and it can be tailored to the needs of the individual. In order to provide high quality support for each client, we match our client’s interests with the interests of our CAREGivers. Before we commence with our services we always introduce our CAREGiver to each client. We are very proud of our team of CAREGivers and the support they provide.
My name is Lynda and I have now worked for Home Instead for over two years and still think it's the best job ever! I don't ever feel I'm doing a job. I think of it as spending time with friends and family and enjoying each other's company. I can honestly say it is the most rewarding job I think anyone could ever do. You become part of a client's family and get to know them as part of your family.
I have recently had the pleasure of becoming Senior CAREGiver, I can't believe that two years ago I said, " I don't want to do personal care". Then within two weeks I was! Why did I worry! Now Two years on I am helping others to do the " Non job" that I love!
A beautiful walk in the park, looking at the wildlife, dancing in the middle of the day, clothes shopping, chatting to donkeys, sharing a cup of tea, hairdressing, talking to neighbours, finding bargains together in charity shops, eating ice cream and cakes, having lunch at the pub, trying on silly hats.... the list goes on!
Enjoying a day off - no, enjoying my job at Home Instead.
I sooo love my job.
Franchise Owner - Moona Karim
I spent many years working in the pharmaceutical industry and have always had a strong interest in health care and peoples well being. This has been heightened over the past few years in supporting my elderly parents.
I came to Home Instead Senior Care after my mother was affected by Dementia and I saw the strain looking after her caused my father. My mother passed away six years ago and my father struggled immensely with the loss of his life partner who he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage with had she lived another two months. My father passed away in December 2015 but gave up his will for living six years ago when Mum passed away, he was in the advanced stages of Alzheimers when he died, my brother was his carer. A struggle for both of them due to the pressures put on by the illness.
This personal experience has certainly motivated me to join Home Instead, as their ethos of providing quality care is exactly aligned to my values. It also means I can relate to those who call looking for care whether it is a family member or someone looking for care for themselves.
Having moved around for many years I now live locally with my husband and my three lovely girls.
Care Manager - Kelly Macconnachie
I joined Home Instead Senior Care in December 2015. I have worked in the care industry for over 17 years, I can honestly say that I have found a company that shares my passion and beliefs for providing a quality and holistic care that encompasses the needs of the client and promotes their independence. I truly enjoy my job and love the work that we do. The CAREGivers that we have are compassionate and caring and are exactly what I would choose for my own parents care needs.
In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, eating out and travelling. I love to read. I really enjoy meeting all of our clients and learning about their lives.
Field Care Supervisor
Hi, I am Barbara. About 10 years ago, my mother was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia. To begin with, this just meant she was a bit forgetful, but, as the years passed the Dementia started to steal more and more of her away from us.
When my mother died, I was inspired to make some changes to my life. I wanted a change from the teaching role I had held for 20 years, and felt I had learnt so much about caring and dementia that the care industry felt like a good place to start looking.. I wanted an opportunity to give people a better experience than my mothers and my own. I wanted to work for a company that not only took care of people's personal needs but which allowed its caregivers to really invest the time in getting to know their clients.
That's when I found Home Instead Senior Care, a different kind of care agency. The first thing that caught my attention was the question "Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference?", to which my answer was of course "Yes!"
The rest, as they say, is history. My hours are varied, I have great training opportunities and a supportive employer always there to give me help and advice. Though the best thing about my job is the diverse range of people I get to meet. There is so much more to the job than personal care and I'm privileged to spend my time with some truly amazing people, listening to their stories, really getting to know them and regularly having a laugh and even sometimes shedding a tear with them.
In December 2016 I became Senior CAREGiver and then in December 2017 I became Field care supervisor which gave me an opportunity to meet even more clients and play a great role in the company. I particularly enjoy supporting new members of our team. I have never changed my view that we offer a first class service to our clients, their families.and I am very proud to be part of such a dedicated team..
Recruitment and Retention Officer - Lily Breadon
Hi my name is Lily and I joined Home Instead Senior Care as the Recruiter in August 2018.
I have worked in domiciliary care for seven years and since I was a little girl I have always wanted to help others.
I have a passion for caring and always wanting to give something back. During my career I have been privileged to meet so many different and wonderful people both clients and colleagues.
I have developed my understanding and knowledge through completing my NVQ levels 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care and I am currently studying for an HR Diploma. I decided it was time to further my personal development and start a new career path.
When I attended the interview for Home Instead Senior Care I saw the passion and drive the company has towards making their clients lives better. My experience within care allows me to understand what it takes to be a great CAREGiver and I cannot wait to start recruiting passionate and caring people to start with Home Instead.
I’ve lived in Flitwick my whole life and have a dog called Lizzy who is approaching 15 years old! 2018 has been a busy year with changing careers, completing my HR course and seeing my sister get married. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, I love going to the cinema as I’m a huge movie fan, going to concerts with friends and going out for meals.
Coordinator - Vicki Wooding
Hi I’m Vicki. I joined Home Instead Senior Care in 2018. I spent three years looking after relatives who needed care. Whilst doing this I also fundraised for Cancer Research and competed in a colour dash in 2016 raising nearly £2000. This was all in aid of a Great Aunt of mine, she unfortunately passed away due to cancer of the lungs. She was a very inspirational lady and she showed me the path I wanted to lead whilst I was caring for her.
I learnt so much looking after family relatives and developed a passion for doing it, which is when I decided to go into the caring. All the elderly stories and smiles are what drive my passion towards a career in care and making every day count. I truly believe that here at Home Instead we can and are making a difference to people lives as well as our own.
In my spare time I like to spend time with my family. I love going on long walks, camping, being out with friends and eating out. I love to read and I am enjoying getting to know all our new and existing clients and playing a role in their lives.