Owners - Dawn and Russell Sime
Dawn and Russell Sime co-own the Crewe office. They have been married for fifteen years and together for twenty years.
Dawn was previously employed by Home Instead’s national office, Russell is employed in the public sector. Dawn and Russell made the decision to open the Crewe office of Home Instead Senior Care, having seen the difference they were making to the clients touched by national office. Dawn has achieved her NVQ level 4 Leadership & Management Qualification for care. Russell has a degree in history obtained from Liverpool John Moore's University. Dawn and Russell live in the local area with their dog Angus. Dawn's role is to manage the strategic growth of the business through monitoring the ongoing quality of the service provided to clients. She also builds strong relationships with other local organisations to ensure that Home Instead remains at the cutting edge of the care industry.
Registered Care Manager - Beverley Dodd
I joined the team at Home Instead Senior Care on the 8th January 2018, and loving my new challenge.
I have worked in Heath and Social care since 1985, being employed by the NHS in various roles including, the Hospital, Assessments and Treatment, Respite and Supported Living.
I left the NHS after 17 years to join Cheshire East Council as a House Manager, supporting adults with Mental Health issues and Learning disabilities.
More recently I have managed services including Supported Living and Domiciliary Care.
As I have been in the Health Sector for many years, I have obtained a number of qualifications along the way, listed below is a selection.
Level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care, Higher Level 5 apprenticeship in Adult Social Care, Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care, Human Resources Management, Managing Absence, Disciplinary Hearing, Accredited Trainer in Fire Awareness (Train the Trainer), UKHCA CQC Providing Compliance, Managing Safety (105H), Level 3 Food Safety, Deprivation of Liberty.
I am looking forward to being part of the Home Instead team and helping to maintain the very high standards of care and support we deliver to our Clients.
When I have any spare time, I love spending it with my family and also enjoy holidaying in Tenerife.
Deputy Care Manager - Chris Greig
I have been in the Care Industry for about 15 years, in various roles. In those years I have worked hard to gain the knowledge and experience to deliver quality person centred care to clients.
I have recently gained my higher level 5 and worked as a Deputy Care Manager in my last role.
I have 3 children and 1 grandson who is the apple of my eye!! I enjoy holidays abroad and reading.
I am passionate about people and strive to ensure that they are supported to maintain their dignity and independence in their own homes.
Training and Development Officer - Tracey Guilfoyle
I started to work for Home Instead at the end of January 2016.
I have many years experience working in the care sector and I am also gaining a lot of experience along the way. I am very passionate about providing a consistently high quality service for all our clients.
As the trainer I will be responsible for running new CAREGivers inductions and to ensure we maintain the highest level of training for all new and existing CAREGivers.
I will make sure CAREGivers are kept up to date with their training and are made aware of any changes.
In my spare time I love spending time with my fiancé and my family. I enjoy cooking and baking, and also listening to a variety of music, watching films and walking.
Business Development Manager - Clair Steele
I have previously worked for Home Instead between2015-2017 and left for a career change but I am now so pleased to be back with the Home Instead Team as the New Business Development Manager.
I have a 20 year career working within the health and social care sector. I have worked in a wide range of services including learning disability, mental health, elderly, prison, probation, housing, drugs and alcohol and community.
I am a qualified Person Centred Therapist and Education Welfare Officer. I have a grown up daughter who now works in law in Leicester City following completing her degree.
I enjoy a range of hobbies including walking, cooking, reading music (particularly live) and I am currently enjoying designing my garden.
Home Instead values are close to my personal work ethics. I know we offer the best quality, needs led and life changing service to our clients whilst valuing and developing our ever growing CAREGiver Team. I look forward to developing the already very successfull business and contributing to it's further growth and development.
Senior CAREGiver - Aneta Pulwer-Bajak
I am Polish and I have been living in the United Kingdom from 2002.
I have studied at The College of Economy studying Small Business Management.
I have one daughter who is grown up now and I am hoping she will start to have a family soon so I can become a Grandma.
In my spare time I love to explore new places and visit various areas. I love to return to my home land, Poland and spend time with my Father, my Sister and her family.
To relax in my spare time, I enjoy walking and swimming, I am very partial to a good book and I love listening to classical music.
I really enjoy working at Home Instead and making a difference to people’s lives. I am proud to be a member of the Senior CAREGiver Team, I love working with like-minded people who genuinely care.
Care Supervisor - Linda Taylor
I joined the company in May 2018 and recently joined the Senior Team in August before becoming the Care Supervisor..
I have a background in Brand Management within the private sector, developing and managing categories within a global, luxury, lifestyle Brand.
I am also qualified Angelic Reiki practitioner. It is with this that I decided to take a career change, as I love working with people.
I decided to join Home Instead, as I wanted to be part of a wonderfully passionate team, that makes a difference to peoples lives.
I am married and blessed with 2 wonderful sons, 1 beautiful daughter-in-law, and a handsome grandson. I also have a young, very pretty, British short haired blue cat named Mystique, who we adore and who defiantly wraps us around her little paw.
In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and friends, attending health and fitness training, meditation and visiting the theatre.
Senior CAREGiver - Tracy Phillips
I joined the Home Instead Senior CAREGiver Team in April 2019 before then I have worked within the Health & Social Care Sector for just over 3 years now. My last role was working as a Living in Carer supporting an individual living with Alzheimers/Dementia.
Previously I lived in Spain were I owned and managed a bar. I also worked in the property industry selling houses in Spain. I do miss the sunshine very much.
I have 4 very handsome and successful sons and 5 beautiful Grand Children with another on the way. My family does not end there I have 'Arrow' who is an 5 month American Bulldog and I have just rescued 2 Saluki cross with a whippet dogs, and if that isn't enough I also breed Canaries and currently have around 20 with some little ones on the way.
If I don't have my hands full with all of that in my spare time I enjoy kick boxing and listening to Motown, Soul and Country music which inspires me to have a dance!
I fully believe in the essence and core values of Home Instead of making a difference to an individual's life, offering quality care and changing the face of ageing. I am very proud to be being part of the Home Instead Team.
Senior CAREGiver - Emily Littlewood
I joined Home Instead around 10 months ago as a CAREGiver and thoroughly enjoyed my role. I have now developed to become a Senior CAREGiver joining the Care Operations Team.
Previously I have trained to be a hairdresser, nail technician before training to become and work as a Midwife. All of these jobs gave me great satisfaction as they are all about working with people.
I live locally with my husband and 3 boys of the ages 12, 13 & 14 yrs, and if that is not enough men in my life I also have 3 male cats too. Luckily I also have one female cat.
In my spare time I enjoy watching a good film, anything from a horror to an action film and I can never resist a good box set, so I am easily pleased at Christmas Time.
I am always listening to music and I particularly enjoy Rhythm and Blues much to the frustration of my husband.
I was attracted to Home Instead as the CAREGiver role fitted in around my family lifestyle (very flexible), offered career development opportunities , is rewarding and gives you an opportunity to truly make a difference to individuals lives.
We have a fantastic team of committed, professional, reliable and compassionate CAREGivers. Many of our team draw on their own past personal experiences to encourage, assist, and stimulate our clients over a wide range of daily activities, that help improve their quality of life and help them maintain as much independence as possible.
We are always looking for people with these qualities to join our ever expanding team. If you would like to enquire about becoming a CAREGiver you can call the office on 01270 611555 email us on firstname.lastname@example.org