New care manager takes to the helm

An award-winning service which delivers at-home care to help adults stay in their own homes for as long as possible has a new member of staff.

Helen Thomas, aged 32, has taken up the post of Care Manager at Oldham and Saddleworth’s Home Instead, whose office is in Church Road, Uppermill. She is responsible for many aspects of the day to day running of the office and her role covers recruitment and training new staff, compliance and quality assurance.

Helen was previously care manager at a residential home in Huddersfield working with adults with learning disabilities, a post she held for 15 years before deciding it was time for a change.

She then moved to a post at a residential care home for the elderly but soon decided that the job wasn’t for her, she didn’t feel that she would be able to make a difference.

Having put her CV on the net, Helen was delighted when Home Instead owners Mick and Jenny Sheehan approached her to come and join them and their team of 32 caregivers. Helen said that she knew as soon as she spoke to Mick that the company ethos was in line with her personal beliefs and this would be a role where she could actually make an impact of other peoples’ lives.

Commenting on her position, Helen said: “I have joined Home Instead because I wanted to work in care for a quality driven provider with a genuine passion for the work that they do. I am very proud of the quality service that we are delivering and we are receiving fantastic feedback from both clients and caregivers.”

Mick Sheehan from Home Instead said: “Helen has a wealth of experience and is passionate about her work and the service we provide. She is a welcome addition to the team and we’re absolutely delighted she has joined us.”

Home Instead Oldham and Saddleworth newly appointed Care Manager Helen Thomas

Home Instead’s services are tailored to the needs of individual clients and range from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

To contact Home Instead in Oldham and Saddleworth call 01457 874566 or visit