Our Amazing CAREGivers
We have over 80 CAREGivers supporting around 135 clients. Each and every CAREGiver is unique with ages ranging from 20 to 70. We aim to match our CAREGivers to our clients as much as humanly possible.
Here at Home Instead we believe that is takes a certain type of person to become a Home Instead CAREGiver. The people we employ have a vocation to make a difference to someone's life. Our staff are recruited for their passion, empathy, understanding and patience, someone that genuinely cares about the welfare of others.
Thank you to all our lovely staff who really do make a difference in the community of Northampton and are helping to change the Face of Ageing.
Christine Allen - Registered Care Manager
After working in the Health Care Sector for the past fifteen years, I have finally found a Company which I can honestly say I enjoy getting up for! The ethos for which Home Instead stands for attracted me to the role I am now in, and could not be any closer to my own beliefs of how care should be delivered.
Due to being interested in Care and being a person who enjoys helping people I was offered a job as a Care Assistant within a well know nursing home in Northampton. After 3-months I was promoted to Senior Carer and alongside this I studied 'Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Health Studies' and completed a two year course which I really enjoyed.
I joined Home Instead in April 2013 and Qualified in QCF Level 5 in Leadership & Management in 2015.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and all aspects of home life. Home Instead ticks all my boxes of how my role fits in with my home life and I couldn't be happier.
Kelly Mennim – Deputy Care Manager
After finishing a Care Diploma at Northampton College Kelly began looking for a job in the care sector which would fit around her young family. Kelly started working for Home Instead in January 2014 as a CAREGiver, working on a part time basis to fit around her home life. Over time the position gradually grew to full time hours where she was promoted to a Senior CAREGiver. As her role as a Senior Kelly often helped out in the office learning new skills and gained knowledge on how HISC operated.
It’s now been nearly 7-years since Kelly started and she has loved every minute and learnt so much, including completing her Level 3 QCF in Care.
Kelly was promoted in July 2016 to Head of Client Experience and is now office based and looks after the Quality Assurance for all our clients. This role suits her perfectly because she still has regular contact and visits with all the clients. Kelly quotes “I love the way Home Instead works and the person centered approach we take with the clients and their care”.
In 2020 Kelly was promoted to Deputy Care Manager where she is responsible for the client aquisition.
When Kelly is not at work she loves being at home with her 2 daughters keeping up with her mummy duties!
Jade Tait - Client Quality Assurance
Jade joined Home Instead in October 2017 as a CAREGiver. In November 2019 an opportunity arose within the office team and Jade was offered the position of Recruitment Manager.
In January 2021 Jade moved over to the client side of the business and is now responsible for Client Quality Assurance. Jade is really happy to be out and about in the community supporting our clients, making sure that the service they receive is meeting all their needs.
Having the knowledge and understanding of the role as a CAREGiver Jade has the right skills to identify what is required when interviewing for potential new staff.
Liz Dioiro-Davies - Head of CAREGiver Experience
My name is Liz Dioiro-Davies I have worked in care for 15 years plus. As a Manager in my previous roles, I have seen the need for focused support for Caregiver’s. I am passionate about providing quality care and believe this starts with the individuals delivering the care.
Home Instead have identified this need and I was very excited as not many other care providers have chosen to support their CAREGivers in this way.
When I saw the Head of Caregiver Experience advertised with Home Instead, I jumped at the chance to a part of a dynamic forward-thinking company.
Georgie Williams - Head of CAREGiver Training
Georgie joined Home Instead in August 2015 as a CAREGiver and 18-months was later promoted to a Senior. Georgie previously worked for another Domiciliary Care Agency and whilst she loved her work she felt that the company did not really have the clients best interests at heart. Georgie said "She quickly realised that the way Home Instead delivered care was miles apart from other care companies".
Having worked alongside fellow CAREGivers Georgie said "I know that our staff genuinely care about our clients and that they look forward to working closely with them on a daily basis offering support & encouragement for them to live independently in their own homes
In August 2018 Georgie was promoted to Head of CAREGiver Training. She says she is proud to be part of the Home Instead team and that she works with amazing people on a daily basis who really do care about their job role.
Emma Bennett - CAREGiver Compliance
I joined Home Instead Northampton in July 2019 after working in the NHS for over 30 yrs as a Nurse. I started as CAREGiver and I am now office based and responsible for CAREGiver Compliance .
I chose Home Instead due to the care they give to the client, continuity of care and small teams that build relationships with the client and the wider team.
Everyone is really supportive and caring towards the Clients and CAREGivers and I have felt most welcomed since I arrived also it feels like working in a big family.
Outside of work I have a son who lives in Brighton and is in a band, and I have a wonderful old dog who keeps me on my toes.
Siobhan Purtill - Recruitment Manager
‘Hi, my name is Siobhan. I am really pleased to have joined the Home Instead team and be part of a company that clearly cares about the people they support and each as an individual.
Over the years working in care, I have completed my NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and my NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management.
When I was made redundant after 10 and a half years caring for adults with learning disabilities, I knew I wanted a change but also to continue caring for those that cannot care for themselves. Being part of the Home Instead Northampton team is fantastic and I have been so welcomed by everyone and hope to have a long successful career here.
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going on days out and long walks with my dog Bella.’
Tina Broadbent - Reception / Administrator
Tina started with Home Instead in February 2018 and has been in care for about 4-years. Upon leaving school Tina trained as a Chef and worked in the catering sector for just over 10-years. Once Tina had a family due to the unsociable hours of being a Chef, she moved on to work in customer services. Once her girls were more independent Tina went back to work in the hotel catering trade for 9-years at the Walnut Tree Inn, she loved the challenge & met great people but worked very long hours. During her time there she got chatting with a local customer and he was looking for care for his Daughter with complex needs.
In 2014 Tina became a PA with this lady whom lived independently but required extra support. Tina loved every minute of her new profession and made a great friend’s through being her PA. Tina still goes on Holidays and Social occasions with these friends.
This gave Tina a completely new angle on care in the community from young adults to our ageing society that want to remain at home. Being a PA drew her in and she felt she could offer a lot to people who needed that little extra support in life.
Tina quotes “I came to Home Instead after working for another care company and I haven’t looked back”. Tina started as a CAREGiver out in the community where she had her own lovely clients. Tina’s skills were quickly recognised, and she is now full time in the office. Tina quotes “Thank you to Home Instead for believing in me and seeing my potential.
Outside work Tina enjoys cooking for friends and family. Tina also enjoys the Cinema, shopping and spending time with her 2 Girls, husband and the family pets Diesel her Dog and Sebastian her corn snake.
Hello, my name is Ray Warburton and my wife Jo and I own and run the Home Instead Senior Care office for Northampton.
The majority of my working life was spent playing professional football predominantly with Northampton Town FC, Rotherham United and York City. I spent the latter part of my career with Rushden & Diamonds and Aldershot Town FC. Mother Nature and dodgy knees forced retirement from full-time football in 2005 when I moved into property development. I spent the next 4 years working for a Property Developer just outside London in the role of General Manager/Buyer.
After being made redundant in 2009 I started exploring the idea of running my own business. I wanted to do something that was worthwhile and would make a genuine difference to the lives of others in my local community. In August 2011 we opened the Northampton office. Home Instead has such a fantastic ethos and has seen phenomenal growth in the last 13-years with over 200 offices in the UK. The outstanding growth has been achieved by doing what it does best: delivering high quality personalised care at home for the elderly. Home Instead now has over 45 'Outstanding' offices as rated by CQC & we are proud to be one of them
Out of office hours I enjoy cycling, golfing, watching football, travelling, socialising, eating out, walking our dog and spending quality time with my family.
Jo Warburton - Owner
Hi, I am Co-Owner of the business, and work on a part-time basis doing the accounts.
On leaving school, I worked for a large Corporate Company in Sheffield for 11 years in the Accounts Department before relocating to Northampton in 1994. Previous to Home Instead I worked for a well-established Recruitment Consultancy in Northampton for 14-years.
Outside of work I enjoys socialising, eating out, reading, travelling and going to the theatre. I love spending quality time with my family & walking our dog Dotty!