Caring in the family this Mother’s Day

For mother and daughter duo Lynette and Amy, caring is most certainly in the family this Mother’s Day.

Mum Lynette Lownsbrough, 71, joined Home Instead Darlington last year and just three months later her daughter Amy, 34, joined the caring company.

“I love being a CAREGiver and believe in everything Home Instead is about and so this definitely inspired Amy to become part of the team,” Lynette said. 

“We’ve always got along really well and I’m proud that we’re working together and doing something so worthwhile to help older people remain at home.”

Amy’s dad passed away when she was just nine so Mother’s Day is even more meaningful for the pair who will be spending family time together, along with Amy’s brother Richard. But for Lynette, she says that ‘Every day feels like Mother’s Day’ for her because of the close relationship she has with her two children.

Talking about joining the team following in her mum’s steps, Amy said: “It’s great to work with mum as we can share advice and we both feel it is such a rewarding job. I feel valued because my clients are so grateful and happy when I come to visit.”

Lynette spent 34 years of her career in nursing in South Africa where she brought her family up. Returning to the UK, she retired from nursing aged 68 but was looking for something new. 

“I became bored and wanted a role where I could put my caring skills to good use, and get out and about socially,” she added. “The role has had a positive impact on my life, I love it.”

Sarah Wheeler, Recruitment Co-Ordinator of Home Instead Darlington said: “It’s great to have a mother and daughter team on board here and this example shows how caring really is at the heart of this family. Lynette and Amy are fantastic CAREGivers and we’re proud that they’re part of the team here in Darlington.”

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