Meet the Team

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Tracey Morley - General Manager Oxford & Swindon and Vale of White Horse

Tracey has been part of our Home Instead Senior Care journey since 2013.  Until August 2019, Tracey was the General Manager and the Registered Manager for our Swindon & Vale of White Horse office, leading the service to an ‘Outstanding’ rating with the Care Quality Commission.  In August 2019, Tracey was appointed as General Manager of both our Swindon & Vale of White Horse and Oxford services. 

Tracey said “My background before joining Home Instead Senior Care was recruitment, running an industrial and commercial desk as a Consultant. Whilst raising my family I worked evenings supporting seniors in their own homes, one thing that as carer I found really difficult was dashing in and out for 15 minutes or ½ an hour. When I came across Home Instead and their mission and ethos, it really resonated with me.  I am thrilled to be able to support the Oxford team and help them deliver the very best outcomes for clients and rewarding careers for CAREGivers.

Away from work, I really enjoy spending time with my family and my dogs. I have two very lively ones which I enjoy walking. My three grandsons keep me busy at the weekends and together we enjoy visiting the seaside, crabbing and spending time outdoors."

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Chloe Morley - Care Manager & Medication Lead

I joined Home Instead in April 2015 originally as a CAREGiver - I started supporting one client in the evening alongside my other role and fell in love with Home Instead. I decided to leave my senior role and join Home Instead full time as a CAREGiver which I did for a year (an amazing year!). I have worked in a number of different care settings in supervisory and managerial roles, and after doing a short spell as the Head of Learning and Development and Field Care Supervisor, I am now overseeing day to day operations at Home Instead and validating the service that we provide. I want to make sure we provide a quality service to our clients, whilst supporting our amazing CAREGivers and office team. I am very passionate about dementia and end of life care; my vision is to support as many people as possible to live a fulfilled life, and it is important to me in my role that every client we support achieves their desired outcome.

We have an incredibly driven team here at Home Instead Swindon and I love coming to work every day!

I recently achieved my QCF Level 5 Diploma and in my spare time I love spending time with my friends and family.

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John Kirk - Managing Director

After a full career in the Royal Air Force Regiment, then managing a Waitrose branch and spending 7 years working in high quality residential & nursing senior care, I felt that I'd reached a stage in my life where I was ‘ready’ to bring Home Instead Senior Care to the Swindon Vale of White Horse area.  My Home Instead journey began in 2012.  In the Autumn of 2017, I assumed my current role to lead the Home Instead service in Oxford.      

I've lived in Oxfordshire since 2002 and have noticed a real shortage of high quality, truly person-centred care for older people locally.  In particular, quality services to support those coping with Alzheimer’s disease or another of the dementias in their own homes are few and far between.   I have a passion for service to older people and their families and truly want to make a difference to the quality of life of all those whom I serve - be they seniors, their families or the CAREGivers that work for Home Instead Senior Care.

My aim is to deliver an improved quality of life and increased independence in their own homes for our clients, peace of mind for their families, a happy, engaged and fulfilled team of CAREGivers and to contribute to the community in the widest possible sense.  I am thrilled to be working to deliver a service in the community where I've lived and worked for many years and to create local jobs for local people to care for local seniors.  

Our team of enthusiastic, compassionate and nurturing CAREGivers encourage, stimulate and assist our clients across a spectrum of varied activities - from companionship and home help to personal care. If you have any questions about our service, you will be supported by the team here at Home Instead Senior Care Oxford throughout your journey - we are always here to help.  Please feel free to use us as a resource.

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Alisha Taggart - Deputy Care Manager

I started with Home Instead in 2016 as a CAREGiver, shortly after became Field Care Supervisor and now my role is Deputy Care Manger. Day to day my role consists of liaising with clients, clients families and our wonderful CAREGivers. I have worked in other care settings and feel strongly about what Home Instead stands for.

We have a great team and each day we face and conquer new challenges together.

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Katie Smok - Senior Client Services Coordinator

I was lucky enough to join the Oxford Home Instead Team in September 2015. I have always worked in the care sector and have often heard the term ‘person centred care’ used, but not always practiced. I believe Home Instead have nailed this term and put it into practice every single day.

With the help of their families, health professionals and the strong relationship we aim to build between our clients and CAREGivers we support our clients to be independent, remain in their own homes and most importantly to be happy

I am grateful to be part of the team that achieves this.

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Anna Walsh - Staff Coordinator

I joined Home Instead in November 2016. I have worked within the care sector for 5 years and this is my passion.

I am enjoying getting to know the business and meeting all the CAREGivers who work for Home Instead and their passion to provide a tailored service to our clients.

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Jemma Carmichael - Client Services Coordinator

I joined Home Instead in September 2016.I have worked in care for the last 5 years and I have gained experience and qualifications in that time. I feel this role is suited to my personality and I look forward to meeting my clients and CAREgivers and supporting them through their journey with us.  

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Donna Underhill - Client Services Coordinator

I joined Home Instead in January 2017 as maternity cover and was appointed to my currently role in March 2018.  I have previously worked in the NHS and have a passion for ensuring that my clients receive the best care and support possible.  

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Emily Simpson - Operations Support Assistant

Emily joined our team in February 2018.  Emily has a broad range of care experience from supporting clients to recruitment administration.  Outside work, Emily is a busy mother with a young daughter who keeps her out of trouble!    

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Maddy Di Liso - Recruitment Coordinator

Maddy joined the team in October 2019.  She has worked in the Care Sector for 3 years and has experience both as a Carer and in the office.  Maddy is now looking forward to broadening her experience with Home Instead and seeking out the very best people in the local area to join our team!  

Lucy Shurey

Lucy Shurey - Administrator

I started working for home instead in January 2020. I am Looking forward to expanding my skills and experience with Home Instead and providing outstanding quality of care to our clients. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and martial arts where I am now working towards my black belt.

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Chevonne Bedwell - Care Co-ordinator

When I joined Home Instead in November 2019, I had been in the care industry for over three years. I have stepped into the role as Care Co-ordinator, having had experience in the field as a CAREGiver. I am looking forward to growing within this dynamic company as I believe in their values and ethics. All staff at Home Instead are amazing and passionate about their jobs and I enjoy my role an enjoy being part of a team that ensure that all of our clients are attended to at the highest standard of care.

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