The Havant Team
Mark Gettinby - Owner
Hello, I’m Mark Gettinby, the owner of Home Instead Senior Care Havant. I’ve built experience in a range of sectors including financial services, telecoms and charities, where I worked for Help the Aged, Age UK and HelpAge International to provide products and services which meet the needs of those in later life.
As part of my work in this area I came across Home Instead Senior Care and was impressed by their values, ethos and determination to change the face of ageing. Having seen the issues my parents had to deal with for my grandmothers’ care I understand how important good quality care is and the difference Home Instead makes to people's quality of life and independence.
My role is to manage the business side of the service, build relationships with local organisations and find ways Home Instead can contribute to the local community.
In my spare time I can be found out on my mountain bike in Queeen Elizabeth Country Park or the South Downs and do the occasional bit of running!
Sarah - Care Manager
Hello, I’m Sarah and I’m proud to be the Care Manager for Home Instead Senior Care Havant. I have over 9 years experience in Adult Social Care, having previously worked as a Carer, Senior Carer and a Care Co-ordinator. I have passion and drive for delivery of the best possible care.
My passion for the care sector started when a close family member became frail and needed care and I saw the difference good care made to their life enabling them to stay in their own home and remain independent for as long as possible. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care, and am working towards a NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management. I have worked in a variety of care settings including residential and nursing homes and domiciliary care. I have experience of working closely with private, direct payment and local authority clients and multi-disciplinary teams to deliver positive outcomes.
Outside of work I live with my partner, 2 children, 3 dogs and 2 cats. I enjoy body boarding, cooking and baking and decorating cakes.
Thank you Home Instead for providing such a special, unique service!Mrs U - Client's daughter