Meet the team

Mrs Gillian Adams

Hello, my name is Gillian Adams and I am the Care Manager for Home Instead Senior Care, Ilkley. I have over five year's of care experience, and began my career as a carer, before working my way up the ladder.

I am a qualified fitness instructor, and before working in the care industry, I previously owned my own business, in the food and drink sector.

In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, eating out, looking after my grandson and watching him play rugby.



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

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.



CAREGiver pouring sugar onto scales as elderly lady laughs
CAREGiver looking at a cook book with elderly lady