Meet the team

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Andrew - Owner

Andrew has a background in accounting and project management and often jokes that he’s far too interesting to be an accountant! He has a strong vision for Home Instead and strives for us to be experts in ageing and elderly care and be an employer of choice, providing truly compassionate care to our clients every day. He bases our services on one simple question – Would Home Instead be good enough for my own mum? In his spare time he enjoys cooking, travelling and spending time with his wife Joanna and daughter Iona.

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Joanna - Owner

Joanna has many ideas and is always happy to talk to clients, organisations and charities about the future of care and possible ways for everyone to work together. She recalls visiting the Home Instead National Office prior to the opening of Home Instead Edinburgh and feeling a sense of enthusiasm and purpose which inspired her to grow our service to the highly successful and value-based home care provider that it is today. She loves spending time with her family and exploring new activities for everyone to do together.

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Allana - General Manager

Allana’s role is quite varied as she is involved in all aspects of what we do. As our General Manager, Allana helps everyone in the office to make sure that all of our clients and CAREGivers have a great experience during their time with Home Instead. She has worked both in childcare and care of the elderly for 19 years so it’s safe to say she can get along with just about anyone! In her free time, she enjoys photography, gardening, going for long walks and sewing.

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Joan - Co-ordinator

Joan has over twenty years of experience of working in the care sector and has a lot of knowledge and life experience that she brings to the table. As our scheduler, she matches clients and CAREGivers together and ensures that arranged time slots suit everyone’s availability. Everyone recognizes her to be an efficient and reliable multitasker.

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Hazel - Care Supervisor

Hazel is one of our care supervisors. She looks after our CAREGivers, making sure they are supported and have access to all the information and training they need. Having started out as a CAREGiver herself and having volunteered within dementia and befriending services before, she understands both CAREGivers’ perspective and the requirements of a CAREGiver’s role. She enjoys gardening, making jewellery and spending time with her family.

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Kathryn - Administrator

Kathryn is our HR Administrator and manages employee files as well as many other aspects of recruitment. Having previously worked in several similar HR roles, she’s an absolute magician with paperwork. She enjoys working in the care sector as she gets to be a part of a friendly and relaxed team and meet great people. In her spare time, she loves going out with her family to country parks or the beach.

CAREGiver pouring sugar onto scales as elderly lady laughs
CAREGiver looking at a cook book with elderly lady