Meet the team

#stephanie

Stephanie Murphy - Senior CAREGiver

Steph originally started to work for Home Instead Senior Care in 2012 as one of our dedicated CAREGivers, prior to this Steph had been a hairdresser. Steph then left Home Instead as she wished to broaden her experience and went to work in a Care Home. Steph gained valuable experience while working in the Care Home and then rejoined Home Instead Senior Care in Cannock as one of our Senior CAREGivers. 

As part of this team she enjoys helping to support and mentor our CAREgivers, as she has been one of our CAREGivers previously this helps her to understand the role and to give wonderful support to the team

Steph said that she feels proud to be part of the Home Instead team who share her ethos of delivering quality care to our clients.

#Karen

Karen Pennell - Care Manager

 

Karen's career in the care sector spans 30 years, previously working in nursing and working in the mental health sector. Karen has worked in care homes and in domiciliary care

 When Karen started her career 30 years ago she was on £2.10 per hour, she has covered all areas working her way up to the role of Care Manager and therefore has a vast knowledge 

Karen decided that she wanted a change from working in care homes as she wanted to be able to give more time to the people she is caring for and to make a difference to their lives.

Karen was pleased to find that working for Home Instead Senior Care in Cannock means that she can provide quality care for our clients and has joined the Senior team in mentoring and supporting CAREGivers and providing our  clients with an excellent service.

Karen also has twin daughters aged 14 who both play hockey and are very talented in this field as they play for the County and are on the England pathway and have just received a schlorarship to attend their school

#Jennifer

Jennie Murphy - Scheduler and Care Co-Ordinator

Jenny’s career in the care sector spans 25 years, previously working in hospitals, nursing homes, day centres and spending the last 12 years working in community care. Seven of these years include her involvement in a management position.

Jenny worked hard to study for her level 5 in leadership and management in care and is proud to have achieved this level.

Jenny decided that she would like a break from management of domiciliary care as she found the short calls now being provided by most companies to not be in line with the was she wants to deliver care, by giving her clients the time they deserve to receive quality care and also to enable clients to be able to to do as much as they would like for themselves with support.

Jenny was thrilled to find that working for Home Instead Senior Care meant that she could provide quality care for clients and joined the Senior team in mentoring and supporting CAREGivers and supporting clients to receive an excellent service.

Jenny said that she has great respect for the clients we provide care and companionship for and feels proud to be part of the Home Instead team who share her ethos and goals with respect to delivering quality care.

 

 

 

#Maxine

Maxine Griffiths - Senior CAREGiver

Maxine came to Home Instead Senior Care after many years working for Staffordshire County Council as a Care Manager.  Maxine decided that she wanted to continue to work in the Care sector but not as a Care Manager.  The position of Senior was ideal for Maxine, it enabled her to utilise all of her experience and abilities, whilst being able to have the direct contact with Clients and CAREGivers that she enjoys, rather than the mounds of paperwork which Care Managers these days have to contend with.  Maxine has fitted effortlessly into the team at Cannock and is thoroughly embracing the role.  For quite a lot of the time that Maxine worked as a Care Manager it involved working with children and adults with Learning Difficulties.  This area of care is very dedicated to person centred care and maintaining independence, this is something that working for Home Instead Senior Care enables Maxine to continue with and the reason she decided this was exactly the right Company  for her to be working for in her new career.

#Jo

Jo Boothby - Training Coordinator/Senior CAREGiver

Jo started her career as a Nurse in a local hospital.  After marrying and starting a family, Jo worked for a Domiciliary Care Company for 10 years as a Trainer.  Home Instead Cannock were lucky enough to persuade Jo that her skills could be utilised in training and supporting our CAREGivers to become professionals within the Care Sector.  Jo shared our passion that training in care is not something that should be carried out 'on line', we feel that relevant questions cannot be focussed at a computer!  Jo continually adds to her area of expertise by completing many Train The Trainer Courses, the last course she qualified in was as a Trainer for Home Instead Senior Care Alzheimer's programme which was devised specifically for Home Instead and is City & Guilds accredited.  Jo works hard to ensure that all CAREGivers are encouraged to take their QCF qualification in Health & Social Care and to obtain training from other professional bodies.  Part of Jo's role is to work with each CAREGiver on their individual training development plan.

#Frances

Frances Sayer - Owner

I worked for many years in the retail sector until reaching a milestone in my life. I decided I wanted to change my career path and work within the care sector delivering care to the elderly. I joined a large group of wonderful care homes as a Director Of Community Relations, working with families and prospective clients, usually at an extremely difficult and stressful time in their life, I provided counselling and solutions to their care needs.

It was during this time and through the experiences and insight I had gained, that I decided that I could use my skills to assist people who did not feel ready to enter into a care home environment. Often they had tried homecare solutions but had been unable to find compassionate and caring help which would enable them to stay in their own home. Often the everyday tasks that we all take for granted become increasingly difficult and things such as shopping, personal care, meal preparation become impossible without help. Sometimes someone visiting for companionship or on a befriending basis is all that is needed to keep someone company and happy. I found it difficult to find a company that offered all of these solutions along with a specialist service for those with Alzheimer's and dementia. I also found a real gap for respite care to help in the situation that a carer needs a much deserved break. Another must for me was to have the ability to provide continuity of carers, this is not only essential for those with Alzheimer's and dementia but for everyone who needs care such as those with physical disabilities or illness's that mean that care is needed within the home. Who wants strangers visiting every day? This becomes even more difficult if you require someone to care for you in what can sometimes be a very personal situation. My challenge was to find a company that could equal my passion, dedication and desire to deliver quality care into our community.

After much research, I discovered Home Instead Senior Care, who were the only company to meet my expectations in every area. I am lucky to have a great team of experienced and committed colleagues who share my values and vision. We all look forward to serving our local community.

 

#charlene

Charlene Garbett - Senior CAREGiver

Charlene has worked in care for 12 years and the last 9 years as a care coordinator in a children's residential home, when a vacancy came up at Home Instead Charlene applied as she was impressed with the quality of care that the company provides and had heard wonderful things about the company and wanted to be part of a company that is changing the face of care. Charlene is kept busy at home as she has 2 little boys aged 4 & 6

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