The Hammersmith and Chiswick Team
Ann Marie has a wealth of experience in the care sector having worked in various health and social care settings.
Prior to joining Home Instead Hammersmith and Chiswick, Ann Marie worked for Home instead Wandsworth for five years. She also worked for Bromley Social Services for seven years setting up a brain injuries programme to help people who had sustained an injury to be rehabilitated back into normal everyday life.
After being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing an operation to fit a prosthesis in her shoulder, Ann Marie became more passionate than ever about improving care standards and making a difference to those she works with.
She commented: “I have always been passionate about making a positive impact in the care industry, but my life experience allowed me to have a real empathy with many of my clients. I think it helps them a lot to be able to talk to someone who has needed care themselves!”
Outside of work Ann Marie has three grown-up children. In her spare time she loves gardening, socialising and eating out.
Domizia came to Home Instead in 2013. She trained as a nurse in Italy, travelled the world and then chose to settle in London.
She is a bubbly person with great sense of humour. Her personality wins her both clients and carers.
Although she shares her time between the office and our clients she would be best described as a true carer.
Iwona Gregson-Brown -Recruitment Administrator
Iwona Gregson-Brown came to Home Instead having realised that Senior Care was one of the most important and valuable sectors of industry. She considers it a privilege to be part of the team who are so dedicated to care for the older generation.
Her experience is considerable. Although her formal education, and indeed occupation was in Arts, film and theatre she joined National Advertising Benevolent Society, where she worked for a number for years.
Most rewording and enjoyable part of her former job with the Society was interaction with beneficiaries, many of whom were elderly.
She decided that it is the road for her.
She never looked back!
Maddy Alemayehu- Director
My mother, died in September of breast cancer which had spread to her bones. The carers from Home Instead looked after her for about the last six weeks of her life. They were amazing, treating her with love and dignity. She was very fragile, and frightened of moving having had a bone snap due to cancer. They treated her with such care, always listening to her fears and wishes, taking the time to make her feel secure. They also coordinated brilliantly with the district nurse who came to administer my mother; were always flexible in their timings if it was necessary to be present with a doctor or nurse, as moving my mother needed two carers. They were also a great support to me and my family. Two of them wee with my at my mother's side when she died. It was as far as it possible to be, a good death; and the team from Home Instead helped me make it so. I regularly tell friends and family how lucky we were and how well looked after. I would always recommend them and feel very lucky to live so close to an agency which is so good.NK