The Charnwood, Loughborough and Coalville Team
Our Growing CAREGiver Team
We love our CareGivers - they are brilliant! Each and every one of them have completed our in house bespoke training - go over and above in everything they do - two of them have even got to the final in the Leicester Mercury 2018 Care Awards! Give us a call if you want to have a rewarding, well paid and role where you are appreciated for what you do every single day!
Katie Smith - Field Supervisor
My name is Katie Smith and I have recently joined the Home Instead Charnwood Office team as Field Supervisor. I've been a Caregiver with Home Instead Charnwood since October 2017 before moving to this new role, still maintaining CareGiving. I trained originally in theatre and my career began working in front of house and box office in a large theatre in North Yorkshire. I went on to working in the hotel industry before moving back to Leicestershire and concentrating on raising my family. During this time I took on some voluntary work and training helping young families and working in a local museum. My heart was always set on working in the Care industry, after a few life changing events I decided to venture for this career. I found Home Instead Charnwood and instantly felt I had made the best decision I could have made and a company I can begin a career with. I adore all my clients, they are family to me, I learn so much daily myself, and I'm always inspired. I’m delighted to have been nominated by my company and to then make the finals of the Leicester Mercury care worker of the year. I very much believe in the Home Instead ethos and the support of both the Clients and the Caregivers is paramount to me.
Home Instead Charnwood's Expanding Team!
This week several more Care Givers joined our team to support the elderly in and around Charnwood and Leicester. Sally-Anne as pictured right previously worked at Home Instead in London and was keen to continue with the brand since she very much believes in the ethos of the premium bespoke service, relationships are key and forged through hour long visits and the importance of matching the right client and Care Giver. This enables Home Instead to be the leading home care provider when supporting people suffering with Dementia and Alzheimer's.
Sally completed her three day induction with the Charnwood office and excelled - she also appreciated and enjoyed meeting several other new Care Givers who also completed the induction, Susan, Tracey and Graham - welcome to the team guys! Sally is available to start supporting clients in the Syston area and is a very experienced Care GIver.
We would also like to thank Sally for the huge selection of fruit she bought into the office as thanks to us for her week - really we are very grateful to her - she is going to be another strong asset to our already strong and growing team.
The Johnson James Team
Hello – we are Charlotte Johnson and Hayley James and the co-owners and management team of Home Instead Senior Care Charnwood. We have worked together for over 14 years in our lives to date and decided to embark on a new venture together since it was something we both felt passionate about. Whilst we have independently been very successful in the corporate world we felt it was time to put these complementary skill sets to good use in order to help change the face of aging and start to support the growing number of seniors in our community.
Following 14 years of working in the manufacturing, design and retail industry I decided to research areas where I could apply my skill set in order to really make a difference to people’s lives.
The care sector, following several years of research – is an area I feel drawn to. I want to ensure we are treating the elderly with the respect and time they deserve. Having learnt the current care model we operate in the UK is in dire need of support and better direction I hope that by providing Home Instead care to our local Charnwood and Loughborough community I can go some way towards supporting the larger concern.
Having always lived in Leicestershire much of my career has focused on retail, supply chain management. After fourteen years I decided it was time to pursue a more fulfilling and rewarding career.
Home Instead was an easy choice as the brand values and ethos resonant on a very personal level. My father suffered a massive stroke a number of years ago and my grandparents have lived with varying degrees of dementia. The need to tailor quality, person led support and companionship services to individuals’ needs and for people to have the opportunity to be able to live as independently as possible within their own home can be a real struggle. This is something my family experienced first hand and I truly appreciate the bewildering challenge families are faced with. With this in mind I am totally committed to building a service that makes a real difference by going the ‘extra mile’ and providing the care and support I would require for my loved ones.
Lisa Cunningham - Registered Care Manager
I have always had a passion for helping others and wanted to work within the care sector, but was unsure in what capacity. I began working as a CAREGiver part time and instantly knew it was what I wanted to do. This later developed to me completing a degree in community health and a BA honours in Health studies. I have held different roles within the Adult Social Care sector starting as a CAREGiver, progressing to a senior CAREGiver, a scheduler then finally as a registered manager. I have been a registered manager for three years and up until recently worked mainly with the local authority.
Lucy Perkins - Front of House Coordinator
My name is Lucy Perkins and I have recently joined the team at Home Instead Charnwood as the Front of House Coordinator. Whilst I started my career as a Nursery Nurse, quickly moving into management, I then went on to become a CareGiver in the community and later in a private care home. Following my interest in the care sector I decided to study Health and Social Care and achieved level 2 and level 3 diplomas. Following my diploma I went to Leicester De Montfort University and studied transition to nursing. I am very excited to be joining a team at Home Instead Charnwood, they clearly have the same passion as I do when supporting the elderly to stay in their own homes. It will most likely be me you speak to when you call the office and I look forward to speaking and meeting with you soon.
We’re looking for more people with the personality and passion to build great relationships with our clients
Our clients trust us. They will rely on you to listen carefully to what they need, take an interest in them and deliver excellent care. If you enjoy interacting with older individuals and want to pursue an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of older people, caregiving might be the career for you.
The central and most important part of a CAREGiving role with Home Instead is offering companionship and conversation. Each of our CAREGivers is matched to a client based on mutual interests and hobbies to encourage a strong relationship to develop.
We believe you need this understanding and bond to be able to care for someone as if they were a member of your own family. Indeed, many of our CAREGivers do not have formal experience of working as a carer before they join our team, but have looked after a family member and want to make a difference to an older person’s life by using the experience they have gained.
Our service is companionship led and so a considerable responsibility of a CAREGiver is to stimulate and encourage the client through a range of different activities that sustain or improve their quality of life. A CAREGiver’s responsibilities can also include accompanying clients to appointments and social events, light housekeeping, planning and preparing meals and helping with daily living routines.
We are looking for friendly, kind, compassionate people who like to spend time with older people and build a friendly but professional relationship. Therefore we don’t believe in onerous application forms, we prefer to meet face to face for a chat to make sure you match our values and most importantly for you to see what Home Instead is all about. Don’t worry if you don’t have sector experience, we have extensive training and on-going development opportunities that will enable to you deliver our special brand of relationship-led care.
A fantastic company to work for or to have care provided for. CAREGivers are well supported and looked after, the clients receive whatever help they need and companionship from people who really care and love their job. The exact care I would want for my loved ones.KT W