Meet the team

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 15 years and have two beautiful daughters.

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.    

Some of our fantastic CAREGivers at our late summer barbeque

A selection of CAREGivers, other staff and their families at our late summer barbeque in Aynho on 2 September. With holidays we didn't get a chance to do anything over the actual summer months and thankfully 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 here for more information.  

Zoe Pickworth

Hi... My name is Zoe and I've been with Home Instead in North Oxfordshire for a year and a half now. I am responsible for scheduling but also support Elaine 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.  

CAREGiver pouring sugar onto scales as elderly lady laughs
CAREGiver looking at a cook book with elderly lady