The Calderdale Team
Munaf Patel - Director
I’m Munaf Patel, the Director of Home Instead Senior Care in Calderdale and Spen Valley. I have over 25 years’ experience working in the social care sector, both within local authority setting and for voluntary sector organisations, I am now delighted to become part of the Home Instead family.
Having spent my entire working life supporting vulnerable people, I am passionate about providing quality care, and am really pleased to head up a service which places the clients at the heart of everything we do. My goal is to ensure our staff get to know our clients and we set consistently high standards in the care and companionship we provide.
Outside of work, I am a family man, who has experience of supporting and caring for my own aging parents, and this experience has enabled me to better understand and appreciate the importance of matching the right CareGiver for each client, and ensuring the clients wishes are respected.
I’m experienced enough to recognise we won’t get it right all the time, but I am committed to ensuring we learn from any mistakes we make and with that in mind, I welcome your feedback about how Home Instead Calderdale could keep improving, so whether you’re an individual or part of an organisation I’d love to hear from you.
Nicola Rawlins- Care Co-Ordinator
Hello I’m Nicola Rawlins I’ve been with home instead since September as a care co-ordinator.
I have always been interested in helping others and have a caring nature.
Since leaving school I studied in childcare and I’m a qualified nursery nurse. I enjoyed this for a few years and then was ready for a change.
It was then I became a caregiver for a home care company. I worked my way up from carer to team leader. I have background history in domiciliary care and in residential/dementia care homes.
I thoroughly enjoy my job and knowing that i could be making even the smallest change in someone’s life makes my job worthwhile.
My hobbies include walking my dog in the country side and exploring new places. I am very family orientated and spend my days off with my partner and my family.
Rebecca Chatterton - Recruiter
Hi my name is Rebecca, and I have recently taken up the recruiter role at the Calderdale office. I used to work for a voluntary service that provided support for the over 55s to remain independent. This is what has drawn me to this role for Home Instead Senior Care. I love being involved with people on their CAREgiver journey from the moment we first speak on the phone to when they are handed their first rota.
I have lived in Huddersfield until I went down to Nottingham to attend university where I studied Psychology with Criminology. When I finished university, I moved back to Elland where I have lived for the last year.
From the moment, I joined the team I have been made to feel welcome and it honestly feels like I have always worked here!
I love what Home Instead represents and the values that we hold and I’m very excited about my new role here.
Liz Green- Recruitment Admin
Hi, My name is Liz.
I have recently joined the team at Home Instead in Elland as the Recruitment Administrator.
I am mainly in charge of interviewing and bringing on board new CAREGivers.
My background is in Recruitment, I have worked for various recruitment agencies over the last 8 years, these include The Travail Employment Group and Quantica Technology.
I have also worked for People Plus formerly A4E, one of the country’s leading providers of the Work Programme.
I am a friendly, polite and enthusiastic person who enjoys dealing with people, I enjoy working with people who are passionate about their work.
What I find most rewarding about working in recruitment is making a positive difference to people’s lives.
I have lived in Elland all my life and hope to see some familiar faces, as well as meeting new ones.
I currently live with my partner and our little dog, who I enjoy spending most of my time with.
When I do get a spare moment, I enjoy spending time with my family and keeping fit by going on long walks with our dog.
Sharon Partington- Senior CAREGiver
Hi, I have been working for Home Instead now for just over one year, first as a caregiver now as a senior alongside Sheridan and Amanda.
Since July I have had the privilege of meeting new clients and caregivers which I have really enjoyed.
I hope to meet more of you and put faces to the names that I hear great things about.
Seniors are here to support and help you as much as we can, so if you need help or assistance in anyway please give us a call! :)
"The lady providing the support is excellent and very caring. The service has been flexible and provided the care that was required. It also has a comprehensive back up service should additional care be required at short notice"Mr F