Owners Graham and Elaine Holtom
Hi, we’re Graham and Elaine, the owners and management team, of Home Instead North Oxfordshire. We have been married for 20 years and have two beautiful daughters.
We are immensely happy to run our Home Instead Office in North Oxfordshire and grateful to our staff who help us every day. Quality is the defining feature of our business and with an outstanding rating from CQC and being the number one organisation in Oxfordshire based on client reviews we are so proud of what we do.
Graham is an experienced manager of various businesses in the environmental sector ranging from large plc’s to early stage companies. For the last four years he has run his own business and therefore has a great deal of experience in management of companies of different sizes.
Elaine is a nurse with 25 year’s experience in the UK and Australia. She has specialised in many clinical areas, in both a hospital setting and as a District Nurse caring for patients in their own homes.
Both of us, through our professional and personal experience have experience of the care system and believe the quality offered by Home Instead sets us apart from all other providers. We look forward to providing you with the support and confidence you deserve to enjoy life.
Elaine Holtom – Care Manager
I have spent most of my career to date as a nurse having qualified more than 30 years ago in Hull. Since then I have worked in different specialist care areas all around the world.
My most recent nursing position was a District Nurse in West Oxfordshire where I spent most of my time caring for the elderly from a health standpoint. During this period I also trained carers from many different companies. I feel this experience alongside family experience gave me a good handle on what a good company looks like.
For me Home Instead ticks all the boxes and enables me to bring all my experience to bear on the problems our clients face.
I really enjoy working with all our special CAREGivers and clients and feel we really can make such a difference to the people we care for.
I'm Adina, and as Deputy Care Manager I work both alongside our Registered Manager, Elaine, and our office team to provide the highest quality support we can. I have over five years of experience in office roles within the care industry in Oxfordshire and have found the focus Home Instead put on quality to be reflected in the experience that clients and staff have every day. I now work closely with Elaine in all aspects of the business but have particular responsibilities in supporting the office team, Client Service Reviews and care planning / risk assessments. I feel very motivated and passionate about providing the highest quality service to our clients and their families.
I live nearby with my family and have a young daughter - see picture, I'm on the left! I love being a Mum… even if it does mean I don’t have too much time for hobbies these days!
Hi... My name is Zoe and I've been with Home Instead in North Oxfordshire for four and a half years now. Initially I was responsible for scheduling for three years but after taking a year off to have twins (!) I now have a role supporting CAREGivers through supervision and training but also support Elaine and Adina in the day to day care operations.
I originally trained to degree level in psychology and have worked with both younger and older people since then. I really love working for Home Instead. The attention clients get and the support we provide our staff is second to none. I feel proud to work for the organisation.
I’m Maria and work as the recruiter for Home Instead North Oxfordshire. Prior to this I worked in the hospitality industry and for many years owned bars and restaurants in Spain. I’m a people person and love to have a face to face chats about the role of CAREGiver with people who have expressed an interest. The quality of what we do really makes us stand out from the crowd and is something that I feel so proud to be part of. So if you feel you might like a career change or just fancy a chat about what it entails then please do get in touch.
Outside of work live in the Cotswolds and love taking my dogs for walk in the countryside.
Hi I’m Genna. I’ve been with Home Instead for three and a half years now originally working as a CAREGiver, then a Senior and now as a Coordinator. I support the team planning schedules and sending out rotas to client as they need them. Part of my role also includes planning to support new clients and arranging introductions to make sure new support goes smoothly and everyone has a first class experience. As well as this, I also support Adina and Elaine and carry out support visits of CAREGivers.
I love working with Home Instead and believe the quality of what we do is second to none. I live locally and have a young son so there’s never a dull moment in my life!
Some of our fantastic CAREGivers at our summer barbeque 2019.
A selection of CAREGivers, other staff and their families at our 2019 summer barbeque in Aynho. Mother Nature treated us well and we had a glorious day full of sunshine.
Some of our staff have been with us for just a short period whereas others have been with us since we started four years ago. Staff come from all walks of life. We offer rewarding work supporting mostly elderly clients at home in and around Banbury, Bicester and Brackley. Take a look at our CAREGiver vacancies CAREGiver vacancies for more information.