The Conwy and Denbighshire Team
CAREGIVERS: Our Real-life Superheroes
Our CAREGivers are the most important people within Home Instead Senior Care.
These are the wonderful, hardworking and committed folks who represent us out in the community; delivering the exceptional, quality care which we have become synonymous with.
We receive many applications but only work with those we feel have that share the same aim and morals- to deliver care just like a family member would. We ensure they give off the right "Vibe", displaying and evidencing compassion, dedication and inspiration.
To make sure we have the best people working on our team, each CAREGiver must pass an Enhanced DBS check and provide 6 references.
Not everyone is cut out to be a CAREGiver but happily we've found some incredible people and are on the look out for more.
Beverley Wilkinson - Registered Care Manager
My name is Beverley Wilkinson and I am excited to be the Registered Care Manager for Home Instead based in Abergele, North Wales. We are building a committed team of CAREGivers to provide the best care to the elderly, the Home Instead way, throughout Conwy and Denbighshire.
I have worked in the sector for over 35 years in many different roles including Care Assistant, Nursing Auxiliary, Support Worker for those with Learning Disabilities and Regional Manager. All of these roles demanded different things and different skills from me.
I have seen positive outcomes everywhere I have worked as I have always given 100% commitment to my role. I’ve also previously been a Senior Manager having gained a range of qualifications. (including a Diploma in Social Care Management) I am passionate about people having a voice and equality, despite their age, disability, gender etc and will support every client to maintain their independence and to live their live’s the way they want to, staying in their own homes for as long as they wish.
On a personal level, I am married, have four children and eight grandchildren and I don’t look a day over 85 years old! I live with my husband, one of my daughters, her husband and four of my grandchildren; yes it is a big house in Colwyn Bay. My social life is normally quite busy too; I enjoy my church life and I aim to get involved in a new growing church in the area. I enjoy travelling and will be planning another trip to Australia in the future. I enjoy cooking and eating what I cook.
Warwick Allan - Owner
Having seen the change in my Grandad after my Nan had to move into a care home and then his rapid deterioration after she passed on, I have experienced how challenging people’s lives can become as they get older. Helping people maintain their independence and live a fulfilled life for as long as possible is very dear to me.
Managing day to day routines of living such as personal care is only one aspect of helping people to maintain their dignity; unfortunately there are a large number of people that experience nothing but loneliness on a daily basis, people for whom a cup of tea and a chat or someone to go to the shops or pictures with would make all the difference.
I just want to ensure that people aren’t fearing “Who will come into my home today? What time will they be here? Will they even talk to me?” as sadly these are frequently the questions running through some Senior’s minds on a day to day basis in this country. As Home Instead I can ensure these are concerns my clients and their families need not worry about.
Having heard so many horror stories about the care sector I’ve wanted to get involved for a long time but wasn’t sure how best to do it. I couldn’t believe the way that some people were being treated, both the clients and the people who looked after them. I thought things could and should be done better so decided I would try my very best to make a difference.
I knew from my very first meeting with Home Instead that our values were perfectly aligned. Every other care provider I spoke to just wanted to tell me how to maximise profits but Home Instead wanted to talk about quality and delivering the best care possible. The acid test was always asking myself if I’d be happy with an organisation looking after my loved ones and with Home Instead the answer was an emphatic yes.
Very good and helpful.
Likely to recommend.B.B - Client