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The Chichester & Bognor Regis Team

Owner - Simon

Owner - Simon

I’m Simon, the proud owner of Home Instead Chichester and Bognor Regis. I am so excited to be running a business that is transforming the way we provide care in older peoples’ homes in West Sussex.

As a company, we do that by treating our team differently: we’re very selective when interviewing our CAREGivers, we provide extensive training and support to all of our staff, and we recognise and reward their achievements in bringing joy to the lives of those they care for.

We are always on the lookout for more community heroes, so please get in touch if you’d like to find out more.

I am constantly amazed by the wonderful world of caring people in our local community. Since establishing Home Instead, I’ve been spending a lot of time getting to know doctors, nurses, hospitals, physiotherapists, churches, community groups and charities across Chichester and the surrounding towns and villages.

I’m a Dementia Champion and a Fundraising Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society, I've volunteered for Age UK and I also have first hand experience of caring for my own family, which is how I discovered the great people that run businesses throughout the Home Instead network.

Home Instead in Eastbourne looked after my grandmother, helping her to continue to be independent in her own home right up until she passed away, a day after her 96th birthday. That experience inspired me to begin our service.

If I can help you or your family to remain independent at home, I would love to find you a companion who can assist you with everyday tasks and help you continue to enjoy doing the things you love.

Please do get in touch!

Care Manager - Lisa

Care Manager - Lisa

Hi I'm Lisa the Registered Care Manager of Home Instead Chichester and Bognor Regis.

I have been working in the care industry for 14 years. My experience has covered in home care, hospitals, end of life hospices, re-enablement as well as specialist Dementia care. The best part about my job as a manager is that I never stop learning; every day brings something new.

My work has covered both private and local authority care environments. Regardless of the setting, I have always strived to achieve the best possible care standards whilst supporting older people to stay independent at home, whenever possible.

I am delighted to be working for a genuinely quality driven organisation. Home Instead is a company that truly values its CareGivers as well as its clients.

I am married and we have four children, 1 girl and 3 boys. We also have 2 family dogs, Rosie and Prince - both chihuahuas. I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the local swimming baths and travelling.

I look forward to providing a consistently high quality service and exceeding the expectation of our Clients and staff. Please feel free to contact our office at any time should you have any questions regarding the services we provide.

Training & Engagement Manager - Tracey

Training & Engagement Manager - Tracey

I’m Tracey and I am responsible for inducting and supporting our wonderful CAREGivers.

Being a CAREGiver is a physically and emotionally demanding job, but I believe making people happy is the most rewarding thing you can do in this life. I’m here to make sure our CAREGivers are properly prepared for the work they do, and to support them with their ongoing personal development, making sure they remain happy in their jobs!

I have administration and management experience in mental health care and learning disabilities with the NHS. I have also worked as a health care assistant (HCA) in hospitals and client homes.

I started out working for Home Instead a few hours a week as a CAREGiver, but am so passionate about the work that we do that I quickly became part of the office team.

I’m happily married with a growing family.

I’m also a bit mad about miniature dachshunds and chihuahuas.

Recruitment Manager - Eve

Recruitment Manager - Eve

Hi I'm Eve and I am responsible for finding and hiring people with the right attitude to work for Home Instead. 

I've worked in home care for many years and have lots of experience in recruitment and training as well as working a deputy care manager. I still get a real buzz from working with and meeting new people from all walks of life.

Home Instead is different from other care companies - there's no pressure to hire people who I don't feel meet our demanding standards - I only hire people I'd want to care for my own family.

CAREGiving is not just a job, it's a vocation. For anyone who feels the same way, this is a lovely place to work because care isn't rushed and you really get to know and support the people you're helping. That doesn't necessarily require you to have experience, so if you're not sure, give me a call as I'm always happy to talk!

I'm happily married, living in Chichester, and love dogs, expecially German Shepherds.

 

 

Care Coordinator - Hazel

Care Coordinator - Hazel

Hi I’m Hazel and I’m so excited to have joined the Home Instead team.

I have worked in the care industry since I was a teenager, and love it. However, I have in the past seen how care companies can become overwhelmed with the scale of the work and lose sight of the quality of care provided.

Home Instead really focus on the quality of the care they provide. Coordinating busy schedules is always a challenge, but it’s so satisfying when I’m able to continually meet and exceed the expectations of our Clients and our CareGivers, particularly with the continuity of care we provide here. And I love getting to know everyone, it’s the best part of my job.

When I’m not working, I enjoy taking short city breaks and sightseeing.

I’m also very fond of my three cats, Hissy, Boo and Toots.

Events & Community Support - Kim Parker

Events & Community Support - Kim Parker

Kim has been a passionate advocate for dementia awareness and support for much of her working life.

Kim is a Purple Angel Ambassador, a member of the Chichester Dementia Action Alliance, and has been a huge inspiration and support in launching Home Instead community events – the Memory Café in The Witterings, and our Music & Memories event in The Regis Centre, Bognor.

We regularly receive cards and calls thanking us for Kim's work. She is a fountain of knowledge, and Home Instead's oracle when it comes to supporting clients and families living with dementia. Whenever staff or families are looking for creative ways to engage with those living with dementia, or or support in managing challenging behaviour, Kim has a wealth of practical tips and suggestions.

Outside of work, Kim is a devoted grandmother to Tegan, who can often be found dancing and eating cakes at our community events! We are very blessed to have Kim on the team.

Senior CAREGiver - Stuart Becker

Senior CAREGiver - Stuart Becker

Stuart started his journey with Home Instead in late 2015, at the age of 61, previously finding a deep sense of fulfilment in caring for and supporting members of his own family.

Having worked in the insurance industry for most of his working career, Stuart describes his transition to home care as ‘every bit as challenging, but so much more rewarding’.

Stuart’s sense of humour, his optimism and his generosity of spirit embody Home Instead values perfectly. We are incredibly proud of his progress to an important senior role in our service.

As a Senior member of the team, Stuart spends his time supporting new members of the team, and regularly meeting with Customers and families to ensure that our service meets the highest possible standards in the community.

CAREGivers

CAREGivers

Our wonderful CAREGivers all share one thing in common - a truly caring nature.

But just like our Clients, they all are all individuals with their own unique qualities and experience. Our newest recruits draw on experience across a wide variety of settings, including nursing within the NHS, counselling with Relate, specialist cancer care with Marie Curie, and even nursery care.

If you feel you may have what it takes to help an elderly person in your community for a few hours a week, please get in touch

Floyd

Floyd

Herro, I’m Floyd.

I’m a confusing cross between a lazy Bassett hound and a crazy Cocker Spaniel.

I adore being cuddled and am easily the most popular dog, whether I’m on the beach or at the office. I think it’s my ears that make me so irresistible.

Stroke me.

  • UKHCA Registered

Home Instead Senior Care reall care about the clients and their needs. They allow us as carers, the time we need to complete our duties without having to rush. Sometimes we are the only people our clients see in the day and we are able to sit and chat, which makes a huge difference. This in turn makes a rewarding and relaxed working environment.

Sharon (CAREGiver)