Meet the team

Owner

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 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 completed her NVQ levels II & III in Health and Social Care as well as a NCFE qualification in Mental Health.

Jen joined Home Instead in 2018 as she wanted to remain in the sector and was looking to work with a team that had a passion for delivering high standards of care. She started as a CAREGiver and learned about our values and standards. Jen’s own passion and ability was recognized with a promotion to 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 Clark, with Client reviews and CAREGiver support and coaching.

Jen 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 uses her experience, skills and training to support and coach our CAREGivers to provide care that is truly person centred and relationship led.

Care Coordinator

Hayleigh Pye - Care Coordinator

Hayley joined the team in February 2020 and brings twelve years of care experience to her Care Coordinator role at Home Instead. For the previous eleven years, Hayley enjoyed working as a senior carer in a local care home.
Hayley has completed her NVQ levels 2 and 3 in health and social care, Team Leading practice and is currently working towards her Level 5 in Care Management.
She joined Home Instead for a change in direction after working in a care home setting for many years. She was looking forward to gain further experience from an office and community based role in the care sector, supporting a team that shares her passion for delivering high standards of care.

Hayley is a full time Care Coordinator, supporting our Registered Manager, Laura Clark, with client reviews and CAREGiver support and coaching.
As Hayley gains more experience in this new role, she is beginning to work with local occupational therapists to support our mutual clients. She has recently completed an advanced moving and handling ‘train the trainer’ course and is using her past experience, her knowledge and skills to support and coach our CAREGivers in delivering high quality care to our clients.

Community Relations Coordinator

Jane Pinnington - Community Relations Coordinator

Jane joined the Home Instead team in September 2016 as a CAREGiver, after a varied career which included running her own successful corporate events business and working for a property developer selling luxury apartments.

She relished the change in direction of her career and after four successful years in this role, gaining valuable experience within the local community, Jane was appointed as the Community Relations Coordinator in February 2020. With her local knowledge of the area and the people living within it, Jane has quickly become a key link between Home Instead and the local community, already forging strong links with local schools and businesses.

Jane brings great passion to this role and believes our elderly community needs to be cared for, supported and nurtured. She hopes to make more people aware of dementia and help Frodsham in its quest to become a dementia-friendly village.

Scheduler

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.

Scheduler

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 embarked on a career in childcare. Karen worked in a local pre-school where she gained NVQ II and III qualifications in Childcare and Education. Karen then moved to Wirral Primary School where she provided physical, emotional and educational support to a child with special educational needs. Later she returned to the local pre-school to support 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 this care experience to broaden her skill set, which brought her to work as a CAREGiver here at Home Instead, Frodsham, eighteen months ago. More recently, Karen has taken on the role of part-time scheduler and is looking forward to using her experience as a 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.

Administrator

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.

Administrator

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