About Us

Welcome to Home Instead Retford and Gainsborough.

Since a young age all I ever wanted to do was care for people. At the age of 17 I started my nurse training and since qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1996 I have worked in the nursing profession in several different guises’ before becoming the owner of the local Home Instead office at Retford and Gainsborough.

Unfortunately in my experience of working in the care sector I have seen all too often how home care should not be provided. With a desire and passion to want to change what home care should look and feel like I took the opportunity to open a local Home Instead office covering Retford, Gainsborough and surrounding areas. 

Working with older people gives me such joy and I feel passionately about how they should be treated; with respect and dignity. I love nothing more then listening to the many stories they have to tell.

At Home Instead Retford and Gainsborough we are able to offer a wide range of one to one services tailor made to your needs and home visits can be from an hour a day up to 24-7 care that includes weekends and bank holidays. Our call times are a minimum of an hour; we believe that good quality care cannot be provided in any less time.

Services are tailored to your requirements and can include personal care such as assistance with bathing, dressing, eating and medication; home help covering all aspects of day to day housework, shopping, meal preparation and household duties; and companionship services that can involve everything from escorting clients on outgoings or appointments to simple conversations and good company along with specialised services for people with dementia and their families.

Our mission locally is to make a difference to the lives of those requiring home care through the delivery of high quality, compassionate care with an ambition to change the face of aging. Home Instead has been awarded the UK’s number one home care provider by LaingBuisson, industry experts these standards are retained at our local office here in Retford and Gainsborough.

We match our CAREGivers to our clients and endeavour to always send the same CAREGiver. We recruit our CAREGivers based on whether we’d be happy for them to care for our loved ones.

Why choose Home Instead Senior care

Careful and value based recruitment with a minimum of 6 references per CAREGiver
The Mum Test (would we allow them to care for our own mums)
DBS checking of each employee
Industry leading training
We turn up on time and provide the service you want, when you want
We endeavour to send the same CAREGiver and would never send a stranger
Our CAREGivers do not wear uniforms, they look like family or friends who are visiting or taking people out
We do not use agency staff
We are happy to make a no obligation visit to you to discuss your needs and devise a suitable care plan and as our business grows we are continually looking to recruiting CAREGivers, so if you are interested then please give us a call and our friendly team will be happy to discuss with you your questions and or queries.

To us, it's personal