Meet the Team
Home Instead Caregiver Team

CAREGivers

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

Just like our Clients, our CAREGivers are all individuals with their own unique qualities and experiences. Most of our staff are mature - the average age of our CAREGivers is over 50. We value older workers, in particular those with life experiences that help them to relate to the families they are supporting.

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. But many also have no professional experience in health or social care.

You don't need professional experience to join us: often personal experience of helping family or others in your community is a very good indicator that you would make an excellent CAREGiver. Above all you will be a positive thinker, someone who uses their initiative every day to bring joy to the lives of those in our care.

Check out some of our CAREGiver profiles for an insight into who works for us, what the work involves, and stories about their work with our Clients.

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

Home Instead Owner, Simon McGee

Owner - Simon

I’m Simon, the proud owner of Home Instead Chichester and Bognor Regis. I am so happy 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 spent a lot of time getting to know doctors, nurses, hospitals, physiotherapists, churches, community groups, volunteers 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.

Our service is designed to help you or your family to remain independent at home, by providing 'companionship-led' care that ranges from assistance with everyday tasks or simply helping you continue to enjoy doing the things you love, right the way through to specialist dementia care and end of life care.

Our reputation, and your happiness, means everything. To us, it's personal.

Please do get in touch!

Home Instead Registered Care Manager

Registered Care Manager - Lisa

Hi I'm Lisa the Registered Care Manager of Home Instead Chichester and Bognor Regis. I am so proud to have built a genuinely quality driven organisation here from the very start of our journey: Home Instead is a company that truly values its CareGivers as well as its Clients.

I have been working in the care industry for nearly 20 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 Registered Care 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.

Providing a consistently high quality service and exceeding the expectations of our Clients and staff is so important to me. Please feel free to contact our office at any time should you have any questions regarding the services we provide.

I'm married to my husband Darrell and 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.

Home Instead Training & Engagement Manager

Training & Engagement Manager - Tracey

I’m Tracey and I am responsible for inducting and supporting our wonderful team of 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 what we stand for and the work that we do, that I naturally 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.

Home Instead Care Operations Supervisor

Care Operations Supervisor - Alison

Hi, I’m Alison and I am dedicated to providing one to one support for all our Caregivers out in the community, alongsidey the Senior Caregivers in our team.

I've worked in the care industry for 23 years: my experiences have included nursing in both the NHS and the private sector, working with children living with physical and learning disabilities and, more recently, as an assessor in home care in West Sussex.

I find home care really rewarding, particularly knowing that you are making a big difference to individuals lives by supporting them to remain in their own home.

I am married, have 4 boys, an elderly cat and 3 hens. I enjoy spending time with my family, getting together with friends, visiting the beach and travelling.

Home Instead's culture is completely different and refreshing: I love being part of such a caring and supportive team.

Care Coordinator - Sharon

Care Coordinator - Sharon

I'm Sharon and I've been with Home Instead since early 2016, when I joined as a Caregiver. In 2018 I was promoted to Care Coordinator.

It's my job to make sure that our Clients get the continuity they need, whilst ensuring staff are appropriately matched and are happy with their working patterns.

Coordinating care for our very busy office can be a real challenge. Having previously worked in hospitality and management (I used to own and run a hotel and restaurant) I've been used to pressure in the past. But at Home Instead, knowing that I'm an essential part of our mission 'to enrich the lives of those we care for', makes my job really rewarding.

I love Home Instead because our whole service is based around the needs of our Clients, matching Caregivers that a truly understand our Clients' emotional and physical needs.

Recruitment Administrator - Lucy

Recruitment Administrator - Lucy

Hi I'm Lucy, and it's my job to ensure we thoroughly vet all the new staff who join Home Instead, and support them through their induction into our service. I also make sure that all our HR administration is recorded and documented accurately. I'm a bit of a stickler.

I started as a Caregiver with Home Instead in February 2016, shortly after Simon started the business. My background has been in customer service and cosmetics, but I had also done some voluntary work and had HR experience. I've always been a caring person, so although I was a bit nervous about helping people with their personal care to start with, I was attracted to the ethos of Home Instead.

My first customer was a really lovely lady called Kath who was 96 years old and lived alone in Chichester. Her son lived a long way away in Wales and so wanted the reassurance that someone would be able to help her as she grew older and needed more support. She was fiercely independent to begin with! I worked with Kath for more than 2 years until she required nursing care. During that time we developed a very special relationship, I developed my skills with the support of our team, all of which helped build my confidence. Ultimately, personal care came quite naturally to me with the very trusting bond I had built with my Clients over time; it's just one part of the holistic care we provide.

The best thing about Home Instead now is the culture and team spirit. We are a supportive and positive group of people, working together to ensure that we provide the very best care to our Clients, as if they were our own family.

Floyd, our cuddly dog in the office

Our office dog - 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.

Our happy, caring team enjoying some time together
CAREGiver looking at a cook book with elderly lady