The Frodsham, Runcorn & Widnes Team
Laura Clark - Registered Care Manager
Laura was born in Melbourne, Australia, moving back to the UK with her family when she was 8 years old. She returned to ‘Aus.’ to complete a BA Hons in Psychology at Murdoch University in Perth. Whilst at University Laura was a Research Officer for the Australian Government and then undertook research for the Australian Psychological Society before becoming a Care Manager for the Autism Society.
Laura returned to the UK in 2013 to be closer to her family. On her return Laura worked as a Teaching Assistant for a Special Needs school in Chester. During the school holidays she gained valuable insight and experience working as CAREGiver with Home Instead in Nantwich & Crewe. Laura completed her Teacher Training and worked for the Seashell Trust, a national charity supporting children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs.
When Laura was looking for a new challenge, Home Instead provided the opportunity to bring her Care Management experience and expertise to a business whose values she felt aligned to and identified with.
Scott Harding - Training Coordinator
Scott worked with Dementia and Mental Health Clients as a CAREGiver and Senior CAREGiver for several years. Through this time, he became more and more involved with the training and developing of other CAREGivers. Scott had found his niche, having a passion for developing others and providing quality training in the Care sector. He followed this direction when he moved into the role of Assessor for apprenticeships in Health and Social Care, which he held for 6 years.
Once Scott was introduced to the ethos surrounding Home Instead and the quality that underpins Brian and Alison’s vision he did not hesitate in joining the team.
Scott has a son who is 13 years old and lives in Weaverham where he moved to 18 months ago. Scott’s hobbies are travel, reading, movies, science and a passion for animals and the environment.
Rebecca Wojtala - Scheduler
Rebecca graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in Marketing, she then joined Manpower working in the Sales and Retention Department eventually getting to work on a BT contract which enabled her to apply for any a Schedulers’ position with BT. Rebecca worked in the Warrington office, scheduling Annual Leave for BT staff.
Rebecca has recently bought a house in Frodsham with her partner Anthony and they are both enjoying decorating and furnishing their new home. Rebecca loves shopping and swimming and holidaying in hot countries.
Lyndsey Russell - Senior CAREGiver
Lyndsey have been a CAREGiver with HISC Senior Care Frodsham, Runcorn and Widnes for just over 4 years. She has recently become a Senior CAREGiver and the role enables her to continue caring for her regular clients but also supporting other CAREGivers and undertaking reviews with the families.
Lyndsey has been in the Care Sector for over 15 years and therefore has a huge amount of knowledge and experience.
She is married, has 2 children and her spare time is spent with the family and the touring caravan.
Kali Whitbread - Senior CAREGiver
Kali started as a CAREGiver with Home Instead six months after the Frodsham, Runcorn and Widnes office opened in 2011 and was recently successful in gaining a promotion to Senior CAREGiver.
Her previous employment has involved working with children and more famously playing football for the Liverpool Ladies.
Her passion is care and her new role supports Kali in continuing to provide care to her regular clients but also to meet the families of clients and supporting other CAREGivers.
Her spare time is spent with friends and sports.
Karen Watterson - Care Administrator
Karen gained her Association of Accounting Technician qualification and then worked in a variety of roles in both in Finance and Business Development. Karen gained valuable experience working for Home Instead on the Wirral, having covered two Maternity Leaves for their Finance and Recruitment Officers. When the position of Administrator was advertised Karen was eager to work with Home Instead again.
Karen is married with two sons, aged 22 and 19 and still lives on the Wirral. Karen enjoys weekends away, walking the dog and completing cross stitch pictures.
Jane Bourne - Recruitment Administrator
Jane grew up in Frodsham and after a recent ten-year assignment abroad with her husband’s job, has returned to live in Helsby. She began her working life in the banking and finance sector but gave this up to start a family and run a successful childminding business.
For the past ten years, she has worked as a PA in a busy school and her role included all aspects of HR, recruitment and administration work.
Having gained her Diploma in Health and Social Care, Jane was keen to incorporate her admin experience into a more caring role within a care setting. Due to her own father’s onset of dementia in the last few years, she understands the importance of the availability of honest, kind and sympathetic caregivers to support the family, together with the provision of support for the CAREGivers themselves, helping them to manage their vital but often challenging roles.
Jane has five children, the youngest of whom is just completing her GCSEs and the eldest having just got married. She enjoys walking, playing badminton, cooking and gardening. She is keen to begin golf lessons soon so that she can join her husband on the golf course!
Alison Moynihan - Owner/Director
Alison and Brian were attracted to the ethos of Home Instead after seeing how Home Instead can make a real difference to people’s lives, providing dignity and independence for any person who wishes to remain in their own home. Also, in being able to provide employment opportunities in the community, they aim to employ only specially chosen individuals to ensure the best quality is of care is delivered.
Alison, who hails from Cheshire balances her family life and her responsibilities in the business, working 4 days a week managing the business side of the company.
Brian and Alison have three teenage children Will, Jack and Olivia. They understand how difficult it can be for family members to balance their working lives with also trying to provide support to their family, young or old.
Brian Moynihan - Owner/Director
Brian grew up on a sheep farm in the lower reaches of New Zealand South Island. He arrived in the UK and the following year meet Alison when they were both woking for a Cheshire based company. They enjoyed the opportunity to work and live in The Netherlands and USA before returning to the UK in 1999.
I must just say thank you to you again for a brilliant workshop . Both my sister and I learnt so much from it and it has really helped a lot in our understanding. The way you presented it with scenarios made it much easier to understand and we both agreed we could have sat with the group for another couple of hours continuing to learn. Hope you continue with the great work that you do .