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Being a CAREGiver

Hi, my name is Lesley and I am a CAREGiver

Having lost my own mother before her time, I couldn’t go back to working in an office as I had done for many years. I needed more out of life. I now provide companionship and help around the home to a really remarkable lady. We really enjoy each other’s company and have visited many places together. We are now true friends and look forward to reminiscing about old times and places we have visited though a photograph diary we have created to help remember great times that are sometimes, sadly forgotten. This is not work, it is a joy for me!


Hello, My name is Mick and I too am one of a great team of Home Instead CAREGivers.

I have always taken great pleasure in ‘being there’ for other people. I have spent many years running youth groups and helping support young carers who, selflessly, give up their childhoods to look after their own family members, often through necessity. I have had, and continue to support family members too who have had significant life traumas all alongside keeping up a full time Managers job in the Health Authority as it once was.

Now retired from corporate life, I take great satisfaction in being able to support some great gentlemen rekindle some of the pleasures of life they thought they were slowly losing. Not anymore! Trips out, healthy debates and rediscovering wildlife…..recovering more of the person they once were and the happiness that these activities continue to bring. 




Its a truly rewarding job!

CAREGiver careers in Cleveland
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I Hope you are well. Just to let you all know how happy we all are with Home Instead and with R*****.  She is working her magic with my Mum and her continued patience and empathy are having a marked positive effect on Mum’s quality of life. Mum is eating more variety with R***** and when we speak to her she seems better with names and can recall events. All positive and well done to R***** who is an absolute star. Many thanks!

Mrs L.R, 240 miles away in London