Meet the team


Alison and Brian 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 of care is delivered.

Alison, who hails from Cheshire, balances her family life and her responsibilities in the business. She enjoys supporting our clients and their families along with a newly discovered expertise in scheduling.

Brian grew up on a sheep farm in the lower reaches of New Zealand South Island. He completed a BSc Hons in Chemistry at the University of Otago before embarking on a career in industry including roles in sales, marketing and general management. 

Alison and Brian enjoyed the opportunity to work and live in The Netherlands and Chicago before returning to Cheshire in 1999.

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.

Registered Care Manager

Laura Clark - Operations and Registered Care Manager

Laura was born in Melbourne, Australia, but spent her formative years living in the UK in Hertfordshire. 
In 2007, Laura returned to Australia and obtained a First-Class Honours Degree in Psychology at Murdoch University specialising in Developmental and Organisational Psychology.  
Alongside her university career Laura worked as Research Officer for the Australian Government and the Australian Psychological Society. 
Through her academic projects Laura was offered the role as Care Manager for the Autism Association of Western Australia, working with vulnerable children, adults and their families to deliver outstanding care, promote equality of access to education and community together with the provision of individualised therapies. It was this role that reinforced Laura’s passion for the delivery of excellence within a care service.  
Laura returned to the UK in 2013 and applied her expertise working as a Teaching Assistant for a Special Needs school in Chester. This role led Laura to latterly completing her teacher training where she achieved the grade of Outstanding in the Post Graduate Certificate in Education. 
Following graduation, Laura worked for the Seashell Trust School in Manchester; a national charity supporting children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs.
In 2018, Laura was looking for a new challenge within a service whose values she felt aligned to and therefore joined Home Instead Senior Care as our Registered Care Manager. Alongside this role, in 2019 she also became our Operational Manager. 
Laura brings her experience, knowledge, expertise and a genuine passion for outstanding relationship led care to the role, which is evident through the standard of service we provide.

Care Coordinator

Lyndsey Russell - Care Coordinator

Lyndsey began her twenty-year career within the social sector working at Halton Haven Hospice, supporting the provision of specialised end of life care for people and their families. During this time Lyndsey ensured all individuals had quality of life and dignity in death.  
After five years Lyndsey felt ready to apply her expertise within the community. In this role Lyndsey offered support and encouragement to maintain health and wellbeing and safety of her clients. It was the relationships that Lyndsey developed during this time that drives her commitment to helping individuals to remain as independent as possible. Thus, Lyndsey places each client as an individual and strives to ensure that their diverse needs are met in order to enhance their lives each day and achieve future goals. 
In 2012, Lyndsey joined Home Instead Senior Care and was promoted to Senior CAREGiver. In 2016 she achieved NVQs in Health and Social Care and Mental Health as well as a City & Guilds in Alzheimer’s and Dementia and Trainer the Trainer in Moving & Handling. As a Senior CAREGiver Lyndsey was able to share her expertise with her colleagues and support the operational team to deliver relationship led, responsive care for each client and their family.
In 2018, Lyndsey was promoted to Client Coordinator where she continues to support her colleagues and our clients through her consultative approach that ensures all individuals participate in the service review process. Lyndsey is an advocate, where possible, for individuals to receive additional support to access community resources or maintain family relationships by supporting people who are unable to access the services they need for themselves.

Care Coorinator

Jen Dagnall - Care Coordinator

Jen brings 10 years of care experience to her role in Home Instead. She has worked in community based care, care homes and in a hospital mental health unit. Whilst gaining this experience, Jen invested her time in and completed her NVQ 2 & NVQ3 in health and social care as well as a NCFE qualification in mental health.

Jen joined Home Instead in 2018, she wanted to stay in the sector and was looking to work with a team with a  passion for delivering high standards of care. She started as a CAREGiver learning about our values and standards. Jens passion and ability was recognised with promotion to a Senior CAREGiver in 2018 and further promotion to a  full time CARE Coordinator role in 2019. In this role she supports our Registered Manager Laura with Client reviews and CAREGiver support and coaching.

Jen recently regularly works with our local Occupational Therapists to support our mutual Clients and recently completed an advanced moving and handling’ train the trainer’ course. She users her experience, skills and training to support and coach our Caregiver’s to provide care that is truly person centred and relationship led.

Training Coordinator

Nikki Hartland - Training Coordinator

Nikki is a graduate from the University of Salford with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with French.

Following university, Nikki started a career as an IT consultant, training business users across the globe on SAP, with bespoke training programmes. Nikki was responsible for liaising with the project teams to understand the business processes in order to provide specific training to the staff. Nikki was promoted within a year to senior within this role where she was then responsible for her own team of consultants to develop and deliver training tailored to each job role and within strict budgets.

Nikki took a career break to have her two children, Josh and Ethan and when Ethan started school, Nikki was keen to get back to work with a role that worked around her young family. Having lived for many years with her grandfather, who would often tell her tales of the war and how life ‘used to be’, Nikki fell upon a CAREGiver role with Home Instead. This is where Nikki found her true passion, delivering outstanding, person-centred care.

Nikki was promoted to trainer within Home Instead and now combines her passion of delivering outstanding care with her love of training – her perfect job role! Having previously worked at another Home Instead franchise for 7 years, Nikki joined the Frodsham team in May 2019.


Jayne Peterson - Recruiter

Jayne joined the Team in October 2019 and brings a wealth of experience In Recruitment.
Jayne is very proud of her northern roots, she was born in Liverpool and spent most of her childhood growing up in the Lake District in a village called Wasdale. The area is home to Scawfell Pike, the highest mountain in England and reflects on spending winters snowed in for weeks, a memory she cherishes.

From one extreme of weather to the other, Jayne lived in Dubai for 8 years and whist misses waking up to blue skies every morning, returned to the UK with her children so they can be around family.

Jayne brings a wealth of recruitment experience to her new role. She worked for BAE, System where she successfully built the Attraction Strategy and Northern Foods, managing Recruitment for 30 Sites across the Country.
When not in work, Jayne is a Mum to Twin Boys whom she says are her greatest achievement and relishes being a working Mum in a job she enjoys enormously.


Rebecca Wojtala - Scheduler

Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Hull with a Degree in Marketing. 
Upon completion of her undergraduate career, Rebecca embarked upon a role with BT in the Sales and Retention Department and was soon promoted to the Planning Department. In this role Rebecca was responsible for streamlining and managing processes related to annual leave, in accordance with BT policy and international industry quality standards. This required Rebecca to demonstrate good coaching skills and positively manage a variety of stakeholders whilst keeping focus on the task in hand.
In 2018, Rebecca was seeking a role that she felt would “make a difference to people’s lives” and allow her to apply her analytical/problem-solving skill set.  Consequently, Rebecca joined our team as the Scheduler. In this role Rebecca is responsible for coordinating the scheduling of individualised service for all our clients and CAREGivers, whilst also optimising our ability to provide relationship led care.


Karen Liversage - Scheduler

Karen grew up in Chester where she started her career in administrative roles, including a banking group, Cheshire Fire Brigade and Cheshire County Council’s Engineering Consultancy where she worked as a Quality Auditor. This position required Karen to carry out inspections to ensure that the construction of new roads and bridges, and other aspects of highway maintenance were carried out following the procedures set out by the British Standards Institution. 

Whilst bringing up her young family she changed embarked on a career in childcare. Karen worked in a local preschool where she gained NVQ II and II qualifications in Childcare and Education. Karen then moved to Wirral primary school where provided physical, emotional and educational support to a child with Special Educational Needs. Later she returned to the local pre-school where she supported a child with special educational needs, alongside studying at and graduating from the University of Chester with a Degree in Early Years Practice

After looking after a close family member who now resides in a care home, Karen decided she wanted to use her care background to broaden her skill set, which brought her working as CAREGiver here at Home Instead, Frodsham, for the past 18 months. More recently, Karen has taken on the role of part-time Scheduler and is looking forward to using her experience as CAREGiver to work alongside Rebecca, to ensure that Clients receive the best possible service from the Scheduling team so as to meet their individual needs.


Jane Bourne - CAREGiver Administrator

Jane grew up in Frodsham and is married with five children. After a ten-year assignment in the Middle East with her husband’s job, she returned to live in Helsby in 2014. 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.
From 2007, she worked as the Executive PA in a busy primary school overseas and her role included all aspects of HR, recruitment and administration work.
Having gained her Diploma in Health and Social Care in 2005, Jane was keen to incorporate her admin experience into a role within a care setting. Due to her own father’s onset of dementia in the past few years, she came to understand 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 important but often challenging roles. She came across the role of Caregiver Administrator at Home Instead whist researching care for her father; it was the perfect fit and so she joined the team in 2017.


Sarah Booth - Client Administrator

Having grown up in Frodsham, Sarah moved to Helsby 25 years ago where she continues to live with her husband and her daughter, Emily.
Sarah started her career in office administration, working briefly at the local GP Surgery followed by several years for a private company in Tarporley before she left to have her family.
After her daughter was born, she changed her career to fit around family life and began a 20 year period of managing busy school offices in local primary schools.
With her daughter having graduated from University earlier this year, Sarah took the opportunity of taking on a new challenge and joined us here in May.
With a family member currently living in a Residential Care Home, Sarah understands the comfort of knowing that a loved one is receiving the care and support they need and she is enjoying utilising her skills and experience in helping support other families.

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