The Frodsham, Runcorn & Widnes Team
Ruth Goodeve - Training Coordinator
Ruth has been working with and for Home Instead Senior Care since 2010. She is extremely experienced as she has been in the health and care sector for 19 years. Ruth excels as a trainer and not only delivers the Induction training to new CAREGivers but also the Manual Handling, Food Hygiene and First Aid training. Ruth will still go out on calls when necessary.
Ruth has 5 children and 5 grandchildren whom she regularly sees and enjoys an active part in their life, often spending her weekends babysitting.
She is a bingo fanatic, and has a keen interest in photography. She is very creative and this could be seen with the Christmas decorations that she made for the office. She is most proud of all her children and grandchildren and what she has achieved over the last few years at work especially in delivering the training – something that she never dreamed she would be able to do.
She makes a ‘mean’ cup cake for the McMillan Coffee mornings.
Sue Armes - Deputy Care Manager
Sue's previous life lies in the banking industry, however after retiring she joined the care sector in 2011 and Home Instead Senior Care Frodsham and Halton in 2014, first as a CAREGiver before taking on the Care Manager Assistant role. This role involves assessing clients, undertaking client reviews, staff supervisions, spot checks and organising the client journals and care packages. In addition, she delivers training sessions on Epilepsy and Hand Massage, in particular to the Personal Assistants in Halton. She is also a fully qualified beauty therapist. When needed, Sue will always step in as a CAREGiver.
Sue has two children, a son and daughter and her daughter is getting married next year.
Her hobbies include reading, gardening and farming – yup, one of her more unusual quirks is tractor and quad bike driving and she is becoming a dab hand at DIY.
She is passionate about ensuring older people receive dignity and respect, especially whilst receiving care.
Eula Hersey - Community Service Representative
After 10 years at Age UK Mid Mersey, I began working at Home Instead Senior Care in 2013. My primary role involves delivering the specialised training programme created exclusively for the Home Instead Senior Care network to our CAREGivers but also delivering workshops on dementia to anyone in the community who may be carers themselves or may just be interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s and other dementias. My passion is to raise the awareness of the illness so it will no longer be stigmatised and to highlight the amazing work that carers and CAREGivers do.
My working background is in the Financial Sector – Banking and Accounts.
My hobbies and interests are travelling, reading, gardening and walking, including Nordic Walking. I spent a week walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostela to raise funds for MacMillan nurses in 2013 and have just completed another section from Santiago de Compostela to Fisterra with a colleague raising funds for Halton Carers Centre (Carers of people with dementia). I am a Trustee and Board Member of both Halton and St Helens Voluntary Community Action (VCA) and also the Halton Carers Centre.
Brian Moynihan & Alison Moynihan - Owners
Brian and Alison 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.
New Zealand born Brian’s role is to build relationships & look for opportunities for Home Instead to contribute to the local community.
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.
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!
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.
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.
'I wanted to say how absolutely fantastic I thought the (dementia) training was, particularly your style of delivery. I work in a community garden and we have a few people who attend with dementia and I feel much more able to help them effectively now I have some background training so THANK YOU very very much for your help and knowledge, it really was an pleasure to learn from you'Caroline (07/17)