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.
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.
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.
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.
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.