Meet the team
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Sarah Daly - Managing Director

Hi, I’m Sarah and I am the Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care – Guildford and Woking. Being part of this incredible and client focused franchise has been one of the most humbling experiences in my career.

Giving back to a community where so many desperately need our help and just need that extended family feeling has embraced everything I feel passionate about outside work. I have always felt that enveloping the family culture is really important. Watching your children grow, becoming young adults and then making families of their own gives you a sense of pride and contentment and to extend this feeling to our clients, expands my very rooted family traditions. There will always be trials and tribulations in families but to encourage that unity is the ethos of Home Instead Senior Care and I am incredibly lucky to be part of it.

When I’m not at work, I love exercise, gardening and dog walking with Brodie and Phido.

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Mandy Gant - Care Manager

Hi my name is Mandy and I am the Care Manager for Home Instead Senior Care Guildford and Woking. I have many years experience and knowledge in care, starting as a CAREGiver and then moving into the office as a coordinator before undertaking my level 5 qualification for registered managers. I have only been with Home Instead a short time and but feel privileged to be part of a great team providing excellent care and support to our clients. I have enjoyed getting to know our lovely clients and CAREGivers and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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Allyson Mulvihill - Deputy Care Manager

Hi, my name is Allyson and I am the Deputy Care Manager at Home Instead Senior Care Guildford and Woking. I was a CAREGiver for 18 months and then moved into the office. My background is HR so this helps in my new role. I am currently studying for my Level 5 in Health and Social Care. In my spare time I enjoy all fitness and ride my very naughty Pony, Fraggle. I am enjoying my new office role but still enjoy going out to see our lovely clients and their CAREGivers.

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Chloe Hayes - Care Co-ordination Manager

Hi, I’m Chloe and I’m the Care Coordination Manager for the Guildford & Woking office of Home Instead Senior Care. I am assisted by Leah in the busy but rewarding role of scheduling. I rota our CAREGivers every week to ensure they have the hours they are available to work and that our clients receive a regular and high level of service. Our clients enjoy seeing the same people and I will do everything possible to make sure this is the case. The role is challenging when dealing with absences and sickness but thanks to the hard work and flexibility of our team, we always find a way! There is a real sense of accomplishment when completing a schedule and ensuring that all our calls are covered for the week. I have two children and a husband in the Army which can require as much organisational and time-keeping skills as my Home Instead role! I love working for Home Instead and being the point-of-call for clients and staff. It’s a great place to work and I would recommend the business to everyone, I just wish people would stop bringing so many cakes into the office!

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Leah Gray - Care Co-ordination Assistant

My name is Leah! I joined the Home Instead Senior Care Guildford and Woking office team in June 2018 as an Administrator and I have since joined the scheduling team! My main role is to support Chloe and our lovely CAREGivers with day to day scheduling, with a secondary role of annoying the office!

Outside of work, I have a second career making my dream come true show jumping with my pony! I am very busy training him and building a partnership in my spare time when I am not working! I love animals, but joining Home Instead has given me an opportunity to contribute helping the community too!

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Hazel Killick - Recruitment and Training Manager

Hi my name is Hazel, and I'm the Recruitment, Networking and Training Manager.

My role is very varied as some days I'm in the office or training room and others I'm out and about in the community.

I love meeting new people and chatting to them, finding out about their experiences in life which is why this role is perfect as I get to meet and learn more about our potential CAREGivers.

I also deliver the Insight Training which is always fun and enjoyable; it's great to see people smile at the end of training as I know I've done a good job.

You will normally find me in the office laughing or smiling about something that's tickled my fancy....normally something I've said or done!

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and pets, make memories for the future as that's what life is all about.

I like a good book and also completing Sudoku, a relatively new hobby passed down from one of the people who visit the Dementia Cafe I run at the Vyne in Knaphill.

My other passion is cake making and creating sugar flowers, I find it very therapeutic.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a CAREGiver then I'd love to hear from you.

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Richard Denham - Recruitment Assistant

Hi, I’m Rich and I am the Recruitment and Networking Administrator for the Guildford & Woking branch of Home Instead Senior Care. I have an enjoyable and varied role that is challenging but rewarding. The main focus of my role is recruiting new employees but I also assist with compliancy, retention and manage several aspects of Home Instead’s online presence. Home Instead is a great company to work for and there is a real team spirit and a sense of satisfaction in knowing that you are doing your bit to ensure people remain independent and stay in their own homes for as long as possible. There is a genuine pride when hearing about the gratitude of our clients friends and family towards our staff. As one of the chief coffee drinkers in the office you will often find me doing my bit and making a round in the kitchen and any unattended cakes left laying around might be in danger! As a dad, Home Instead has been very accommodating and provided me with an excellent work/life balance that I am very grateful for.

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Alix Dixon - Training Manager

Hi, my name is Alix, I joined Home Instead Senior Care 5 years ago when I wanted to go back to work full time after my sons had grown up. I worked as a CAREGiver to start with, which I loved. I was then made up to a senior. In 2017 I was CAREGiver of the year for Guildford and Woking and came in the top 12 in the national competition. Following this I was asked to take over the training so I became the Training Manager.

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Alexander McClatchie - Administration Assistant

Hi, my name is Alex. I’m the office administrator of the Woking and Guildford branch of Home Instead Senior Care. If you call our office phone number, you will probably hear my voice on the other side! My main role is to support CAREGivers and my colleagues around the office with day to day tasks, as well as keeping track of who is where for all our care calls. I haven’t been with Home Instead long, but I have been given a warm welcome and feel honoured to be a part of such a wonderful team. Outside of work I enjoy socializing with friends, going to concerts and playing guitar.

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Our Team of CAREGivers

Meet some of our team of caregivers. They are committed to providing high quality care to all of our clients, promoting their independence and respecting their privacy and dignity at all times.

Some of caregivers have worked hard to obtain their NVQ 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care and we have some more caregivers signing up to the new QCF which has replaced the NVQ. Our CAREGivers also work towards a City and Guilds certificate in Dementia Care.

If you would like to join our team of caregivers or would like some more information then please give us a call on 01483 488222 or click on "Contact Us" and send an email.

 

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Brodie

I am Ex-Sergeant Brodie, Home Instead’s elite Security Force Member.  I was positioned in the unique role within this prestigious home care establishment to ensure that grounds are monitored, staff members and clients are protected at all times and security is maintained 24/7 (unless I’m asleep).

My service on the force commenced over three years ago after establishing my DBS (Dog Barking Service) award when barracked in the Royal Woof Force.  I come highly credited with a long serving background in protecting fellow humans from all other species.  I inspect the grounds at scheduled points of the day and have a strictly professional relationship with my employers.

Caring for humans and protecting my work place is the only objective in being a respected part of the Force.

Humans come first. Period.

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Phido - Brodie's very noisy assistant

I'm Phido Brodie's very noisy assistant. When I'm allowed into the
office, I am known to lick people and bark alot at people I don't know. So
come into the office and make yourself known to me.

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