Home care in North Oxfordshire

A CQC Outstanding local organisation, with an excellent reputation. So if you live in Bicester, Banbury, Brackley, Towcester, or anywhere in between, do get in touch to learn more.

If home is where you want to stay we can help.

Our local owners, Graham and Elaine Holtom, have both experienced the need to support ageing parents, and joined Home Instead with that understanding. Our aim is simple; to improve the lives of all our clients and their families.

So if it's dementia support in Bicester, Companionship in Brackley, or if Mum and Dad need a bit of help to continue to eat well in Banbury we're here to help. Do give us a call for a no-pressure chat.

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Care isn't always an easy topic. We will help you make an informed, compassionate choice for your loved one.

Meet the team

  • Graham has support both of his parents through ill health. His father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2006 and his Mother with adrenal cancer in 2015 and so has lived the life of a family member seeking support.

    Graham Holtom

    Director and Co-Owner

  • Elaine is a qualified specialist nurse working in hospital settings and also district nursing. Her wide technical knowledge and experience is invaluable to support clients at home and to enable them to live the best life they can.

    Elaine Holtom


  • Adina, as Registered Care Manager, is responsible for all elements of our service. She joined Home Instead in the summer of 2019 and believes that a high quality service relies on a keen focus on the experience of clients, families, and staff.

    Adina Constantin

    Registered Care Manager

  • Heather Carruthers joined Home Instead in 2018 and works as a Field Care Supervisor. She strongly believes in the Home Instead philosophy of relationship-based support and her role involves the support of clients and staff in the west of our area.

    Heather Carruthers

    Field Care Supervisor

  • Lisa Oliver has more than 20 years’ experience in care and works as a Field Care Supervisor working in the east of our Territory. She joined Home Instead in 2021 and says that it’s really great to work somewhere where quality really matters.

    Lisa Oliver

    Field Care Supervisor

  • Zoe Pickworth has worked with us since 2016 and is now our trainer. Her role is to make sure that our Care Professionals are well trained and feel confident in supporting our clients. Zoe believes that proper training is key in delivering high quality support.

    Zoe Pickworth


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