The Liverpool Central and North Team
I initially started by career as a hairdresser but I knew my favourite part of the job was spending time with my elderly clients. As well as doing their hair I used to spend time chatting with them, assist with shopping and take them to appointments in my spare time. After 12 years I decided that my vocation was looking after people and wanted to do it full time. After doing my research thoroughly I joined Home Instead because I was impressed with the company ethos and spent time building up my experience as a CAREGiver before becoming a senior CAREGiver and more recently care coordinator. My current role involves handpicking CAREGivers for our clients to ensure they are well matched, scheduling in the visits and providing support to our clients and CAREGivers in the community.
Justyna is the longest serving member of the office team, having started as a CAREGiver over 4 years ago. Proving herself capable, attentive and thorough as well as being much loved and demanded by some of our most difficult to please clients, we knew she would be a great member of our team. Involved in the daily quality assurance we maintain with our clients, Justyna is a very familiar face with all of our clients and CAREGivers and a very popular character in the community.
Michael has now completed his apprenticeship with Home Instead and we are happy to have taken him on as a full time administrator, he is such a part of the team that we just couldn't let him go anywhere else! We asked him to make a quick note to tell us all a little more about him.....
I am a keen football player, and a member of various teams. I enjoy listening to music and relaxing. I went to Hugh Baird College in Bootle and studied Computing for 3 years. This is one of the reasons I was interested in the administration role at Home Instead. Another reason was when I was younger my Grandad was in Kemp Lodge nursing home and I really enjoyed going down there and talking to everyone who was part of the care home, My Nan was also diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so I understand what families go through. Home Instead has really opened my eyes and I enjoy interacting with the clients and hope to be here for many years. P.S I have the best haircut in the office and I will not tolerate anyone messing with it. I love to come second in the weekly office quiz and one day hope to actually win.
My name is Nicola I have been with Home instead senior care for 3 years as a caregiver and I am now Training Coordinator, I like to talk so this is my perfect job! I train staff new and old to give the best quality care and to ensure we have the very best staff as Home Instead Senior Care are the UKs #1 In Home Care company and this requires special staff to maintain our position. During Induction I like to share my own experiences as a CAREGiver and that seems to excite new recruits ahead of them beginning working for Home Instead. In my spare time I love spending time with my 2 young children they make me smile every day and I also tutor Spanish as I lived in Gran Canaria for 10 years and became fluent in Spanish. My passion is food and I love to cook especially baking and I am always making cakes with the children as it is great fun. I love my job and am proud to be working with such a great team.
Lindsay Baccino - Director of Care & Registered Care Manager
Lindsay has also recently been promoted to the position of Director of Care / Registered Care Manager here in our Maghull Office. Having worked here for three years firstly as Scheduling Team leader and then as Care Manager she has great knowledge of Clients needs and CAREGiver skills. She is friendly, approachable, fair and thorough, she is a great communicator who is always happy to sit down and discuss issues or concerns with anyone. Lindsay is always looking for ways that we can improve the care that our clients receive and the qualities of our ever growing team. She also likes to win the friday staff quiz.
Sarah Cheetham - Senior Coordinator
Sarah Cheetham is our new Senior Coordinator. Sarah began with us over three years ago as a CAREGiver, before becoming a Senior CAREGiver and then Administration & Recruitment assistant and is now another great example of our ability to find the best staff from within our existing CAREGiver team. We love to utilise good people to ensure we continue to deliver the very best care possible to our clients. Sarah has grown with the company and we are proud that she is now our Senior Coordinator. She is thorough, efficient and tricky to beat in the friday lunchtime staff quiz due to her extensive knowledge of Scooby Doo.
We are all very happy with the service. The Caregiver matched with my parents has fitted in so well. It comes across as very professional and a very well run company.Amanda (Daughter of Lydiate Client)