The Peterborough, Oundle and The Deepings Team
Phil Kennedy & Amy Kennedy - Company Directors & RCM
Before opening the Home Instead Senior Care office in Peterborough; Phil worked in the financial sector and Amy worked in procurement.
They were attracted to the ethos of Home Instead after seeing first-hand how high quality care can make a real difference to the lives of ageing loved ones. The couple get huge satisfaction from seeing older people being able to live safely and happily in their own homes for longer, as a result of the care the organisation provides.
Phil & Amy are driven by the desire to be recognised as the number 1 care provider for older people in the area as well as providing rewarding employment opportunities in the local community; where both Phil and Amy have lived all of their lives.
Outside of work they are busy with baby Jack, they enjoy eating out and going to the gym whenever they get a chance (& have the energy!).
Tasha Fitzpatrick - Client Care Lead
Tasha is the Client Care Lead for Home Instead, and joined the team in April 2014. Tasha is responsible for answering and directing phone calls, responding to client enquiries, care planning, compliance monitoring and supporting managers and colleagues with general office duties.
Tasha previously worked in residential care and joined Home Instead because she liked the structure of Home Instead and how passionate everyone is about the care. Tasha likes that Home Instead takes into consideration the CAREGiver and the client’s compatibility and truly looks into the small details.
Tasha is currently working towards her NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care and has completed her City & Guilds Dementia Course.
Tasha enjoys spending time with family and friends and being involved in different activities such as gym classes and Yoga.
Kirsty Tubby - Client Care Co-ordinator
Kirsty has worked with Home Instead since 2014. Initially Kirsty joined the team as a CAREGiver, supporting clients alongside working in a role at a local residential care home.
In May 2015 Kirsty took the plunge and joined Home Instead full time. She started in the role of Office Support Assistant which was a 50:50 split between supporting her own regular clients and working in an administrative and customer service function on the client care team, but has since been promoted to Client Care Co-ordinator. Keep up the good work Kirsty!
Outside of work, Kirsty enjoys going to the gym and socilising.
Geraldine Boyle - HR Lead & Scheduler
Geraldine has worked with Home Instead since 2014, initially as a CAREGiver and more recently supporting the office team. In February 2016 Geraldine took the plunge and joined the office team full time.
Geraldine has worked in the care sector for over 20 years in Peterborough, USA & Ireland. She has a knowledgeable but friendly, relaxed approach which has helped her fuse excellent relationships with clients and CAREGivers alike.
She was initially attracted to Home Instead as the organisation value clients and CAREGivers equally and the minimum visiting time of 1 hour allows relationships between clients and CAREGivers to flourish and nothing is ever rushed.
Outside of work, Geraldine enjoys spending time with her family & getting out into the fresh air.
Kelsey Tumber - HR Co-ordinator & Scheduler
Kelsey joined the team in April 2017 and has previously worked in retail and became attracted to Home Instead after seeing how passionate everybody is about care and the high levels of companionship they offer.
In Kelsey’s spare time she enjoys doing adrenaline filled activities such as sky diving and bungee jumping. She also takes her dog on long walks and spends time with family and friends.
Claire Sharpe - Office Support Assistant
Claire joined the team in June 2016, having been attracted to Home Instead's commitment to truly personalised care.
Claire has worked in the care sector for over 20 years, predominantly in child care but has also had experience working in a residential care setting. Claire has also supported older family members when they have needed care.
Claire is also an advocate of the fact that Home Instead have a minimum visiting time of an hour, allowing CAREGivers to get to know clients properly and vice versa.
Outside of work Claire enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Laura Townsend - Care Quality Lead
Laura joined the team in November 2013 & has returned to the team after having baby Amelia in May 2017. Laura has a wide ranging experience of many aspects of the care sector and is now assisting us to maintain our high standards of care and service by regularly liaising with clients and CAREGivers alike.
Jo Razaq - Office Support Assistant
Jo initially joined Home Instead in the Summer of 2015 and has undoubtedly been a rising star ever since. We eventually lured Jo into the office in the Autumn of 2016 and brings 10 years of care sector experience to the role.
Jo was initially attracted to Home Instead by the caring & compassionate ethos and is passionate about enabling older people to remain in their own homes with the help of CAREGivers.Jo has seen first hand the positive impact being a CAREGiver can have on our clients' lives.
Outside of work, Jo enjoys running & spending time with friends and family and the odd glass of sherry!
Leesan Thompson - Community Representative
Leesan joined the team in March 2017 & helps spread the word about Home Instead in our local communities.
She has always worked in retail previously and the reason she was attracted to home instead was that she was looking for a more rewarding challenge. She likes the fact that all client care is tailored to their individual needs (time, help, companionship and support given) and that CAREGivers are equally supported. She says "Its such a friendly company to be part of".
Leesan loves spending time with family and friends and taking her dogs on long walks.
Here are a dozen or so of our 70+ strong CAREGiver team. We are very proud of our wonderful team of dedicated, passionate CAREGivers that we have at Home Instead Senior Care, Peterborough, Oundle and The Deepings.
Age is no barrier to becoming a CAREGiver & we actively recruit bright, cheerful people who can hold a conversation & reminisce about the good old days!
Our CAREGivers work hard to ensure that our clients receive the best possible care and go the extra mile at those times when it really makes a difference.
Directions To The Peterborough Office
Head towards the big Tesco superstore at Serpentine Green, Hampton. At the main roundabout continue towards Frankie and Bennies and the Harvester restaurant (Yaxley direction) and then take the first left onto Cygnet Park.
Drive past Mencap on your right and Deaf Blind on your left and then take the next left which is called Forder Way. At the T junction at the end of that road turn left and you’ll see a big sign for Swan Court with our logo on it at the top and then turn right into Swan Court. We’re in Unit 1, which is the first building on the left and you can park in the visitor parking bay on the left hand side, right outside the front door.
For Satnavs use postcode PE7 8GX.
With the previous company the carer was always late and it was not always the same one, now I have Rachel (through Home Instead) who is always on time and we get on really well. I look forward to seeing her every week and I am very happy.Mrs S, Peterborough