Mike Colvin - Owner
Having lived all my life in Hampshire, I am extremely proud to be in the position where I have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of individuals within this beautiful county. Having spent many years working for large corporate organisations where profit was the main focus, my role as owner now brings an extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity to make a real contribution to the local community. I will do everything I can to provide you with the support you and your family need, and would welcome your call at anytime to discuss these matters further.
I live in Four Marks with my partner Pam. We have a busy life with a young family and I also enjoy playing golf when its not raining, hockey for Alton, badminton and exploring the stunning Hampshire countryside.
Stephanie Gardiner-Care Manager
In 2012 I joined Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver and over the next 5 years spent a very happy time moving up the career ladder. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to once again be part of the team in the position of Care Manager. The Home Instead ethos and client centred approach reflects my own beliefs and therefore being a care Manager at Home Instead really excites me.
I have worked in the Domiciliary Care sector for over 9 years and Live in care for 2 years, I can honestly say I would not want any other care provider to look after my parents other than Home instead.
I am passionate about changing the face of ageing and helping people to remain independent within their own homes so this job gives me the ideal opportunity to bring this to life.
I have a supportive family, husband and 2 children and 1 grandson who I adore. I also have a love for cats which keep me busy.
Laura Webb - Care Coordinator
I have worked in care for over eight years starting as a Care Assistant before being promoted to the position of Senior Carer and finally the position of Care Coordinator. I really enjoy assisting people so that they can remain in their own homes and also being hands on to support clients in their day to day life. At Home Instead I am responsible for scheduling all calls for our clients in the East Hampshire and Midhurst office. I feel a great sense of achievement in being able to ensure that all clients receive the right support to meet their specific needs.
Outside of work I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and looking after our 6 pets, (unfortunately I am not allowed to get my favourite animal as a pet, which is a giraffe!
Lee Colley - Office Administrator
I am very excited to be part of the Home Instead team where I am responsible for scheduling client visits and making sure they are provided the right level support from our team of CAREGivers.
I have worked in care for over two years supporting private clients and also with social care for vulnerable adults. Having progressed to the position of Supervisor I jumped at the opportunity with Home Instead as I was aware that they focus on providing a first-class service with the service centred around their clients.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and baking as well as reading and sewing. I am also enjoying the challenge of coming up with new ideas for making quilts and dress making.
Carole Haydock-Senior CAREGiver
Before joining Home Instead I had previously worked in the Residential Care Sector for over 30 years, the last 10 as a Registered Manager. I took early retirement and did a little volunteer work for an end of life charity.
I was attracted to work for Home Instead having read an article in the local newspaper and really liked the quality of service described and the fact that the minimum visit time is 1 hour. My original plan was to work about ten hours a week but I enjoyed supporting our clients so much that I now work many more! I have the time to support my clients with whatever they need whether Companionship, Home Help or with Personal Care.
I have now been part of the team for over two years and more recently been promoted to the position of Senior Caregiver. This is a dual post where I still can provide one to one care to my clients but also supporting my team of Caregivers and help carry out reviews with clients and their families to ensure we are providing a very personal service which meets their specific needs.
At Home Instead everyone has a unique role to play and together we make a great team.
Wendy Shone - Senior CAREGiver
This is my first job as a carer. Prior to joining Home Instead, I had a varied career path although for the past 20 years I’ve worked largely with older people as either volunteers running lunch clubs, meals on wheels and books on wheels to older people attending lunch clubs.
My working life began at the Financial Times in London where I worked for 16 years. Relocating to Hampshire in 1996, I got involved with voluntary sector and worked for WRVS before redundancy in 2010. Over the next 6 years I had a range of part-time jobs that were all hugely rewarding though where I found the energy I just don’t know! I joined Community First in 2010 working part-time as older people’s outreach worker developing a directory of services for older people amongst other things; worked part-time for Hampshire County Council on a project to help older people access grants to upgrade their central heating, improve their general well-being and try to reduce social isolation; worked as the Parish Clerk for Buriton Parish Council.
Then in 2015 my mother died suddenly. She was in her late eighties but not in the best of health. Fortunately, she had lived only half a mile from me so I’d been able to care for her with the support of my 3 brothers. Just before she died my beautiful rescue dog was diagnosed with a lymphoma. He managed to live a few months post diagnosis but had to be put down in early December that year at the tender age of 6 ½. Much worse things happen to people but the year marked a turning point for me, as bereavement often does. I gave up all but one of my jobs and carried on, getting another rescue dog last year. Last October I realised that my one remaining job was fairly joyless and that I would be happier working with older people on a one-to-one basis. It was time to contact Mike who I had first met when he was setting up Home Instead.
I joined Home Instead in December 2016 and I can honestly say that I have never enjoyed a job as much as I do this one. It is the best thing I’ve ever done. I’ve surprised myself with what I do for clients and have learned how dementia affects people in so many different ways. It’s challenging work but also massively rewarding.
Angela Pack - Senior CAREGiver