Home Instead Senior Care The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: Innovation 2016
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The Ilkley Team

Ms Bren Torry - Owner

Ms Bren Torry - Owner

Hello, my name is Brenda Torry and I own and run the Home Instead Senior Care office in Ilkley.

 

Most of my working background has been in care and education.  I started working for the NHS in 1982, and after a 12 year career in nursing and social work I moved into teaching and research.  I spent almost 14 years working at Bradford University, 12 years of which were in the School of Pharmacy.  

 

 I started thinking about running my own business after my dad was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and dementia 4 years ago.  I wanted to do something that would make a positive impact within the community, but would provide some flexibility to support my parents.  It was only after my dad experienced a bad fall and hospitalisation in February 2014 that I first had direct experience of working with Home Instead Senior Care, and having been impressed, I took the opportunity to set up an office in this area. 

Outside of work I enjoy long walks with the dog.  I am a beekeeper and love everything to do with beekeeping.  I am also a volunteer with VoiceAbility (for looked after children).

Miss Ashleigh Brice- Care Coordinator

Miss Ashleigh Brice- Care Coordinator

Hello, my name is Ashleigh Brice and I am the Care Coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care. I started this role in August 2017 after working as a Senior CAREGiver for just over 2 years. I am a qualified Sports Therapist which helps to inform my practice with regards to moving and handling. I also lead our basic life support training for all new and current staff. In my spare time I enjoy eating out, running and spending time with friends.

 

 

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We were very happy with the service we received from Home Instead. The staff dealt well with my Mother's reluctance to be cared for by non-family members, and were flexible to accommodate the family's changing needs. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is looking for home care for an elderly relative. If I had two words to sum them up it would be quiet and respectful.

Mrs B, Ilkley