Meet the team

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Bryn and Jill Evans, Franchise Owners

Bryn and Jill Evans began their careers in care over 15 years ago when they first opened their Home Instead offices. At the time, they had just 2 employees. Now, they employ over 150 professionals in care.

To them, it truly is personal. Alzheimer’s disease is something that has affected both of their families, and they believe that had there been a service to provide home care, their loved ones would have lived longer and happier lives.

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Lorna Smith, Head of Care

Lorna has 25 years of experience in the care industry, working as an Adult Social Worker until she found Home Instead.

“Being dedicated to changing the face of ageing really is inspirational. Our caregivers change lives and enable people to stay at home safely - it truly is person-centred, which makes it extremely rewarding.”

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Alison Taylor, Head of People

Having worked 20 years in the legal sector, Alison felt a change in direction and a new challenge was just what she needed - she's been with our team for 7 years now.

In her role as Head of People, Alison works closely with the office teams in marketing, recruitment, and business development, to drive change, growth, and innovation.

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Laura Wray, Compliance Manager

Laura has worked in care for over 12 years. In this sector, she has had various roles, progressing from Client Care Coordinator, Care Manager, Training Coach to Compliance Manager at Home Instead.

“I am passionate about supporting people to live their best lives and to support our teams to be the best we can be.”

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Kerry Linford, Client Care Coordinator

Kerry’s role focuses on our clients’ continuity of care. Matching Care Professionals to their clients ensures that they’ll see the same people every time, sustaining our ethos of relationship-led care.

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Faye Histon, Field Support

Faye has been with us since the very beginning, over 15 years ago. Having started as a caregiver, she was able to smoothly transition into the office, helping to assist in the training of newcomers, as well as supporting existing caregivers in her role as Field Support.

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Donna Thomas, Field Support

Being very sociable, this role suits Donna perfectly. She is able to maintain her caregiving role with clients, whilst also assisting fellow Care Professionals.

“In my role I get to work with every single member of the Home Instead family; from management, caregivers, to brand new clients”.

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Sue Slattery, Field Support

Sue provides additional support to our team of Care Professionals, alongside Donna and Faye.

“I always look forward to the day-to-day running of the Home Instead operations. With the fantastic team, we work to provide the quality of care our clients deserve and need”.

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Alison Duffy, Recruitment Coordinator

Alison oversees the recruitment drive across North Sheffield, striving to recruit the right people with the right heart to work in care.

She is passionate about her role to find people in our local community who really want to make a difference and start their careers in care.

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Lynette Doughty, Training Officer

Lynette joined the team 2 years ago having had 25 years of experience in retail management. She felt a change in career was what she really needed.

“If you are a People-Person, don’t think twice about joining the Home Instead family. The skills you needed in previous roles are completely transferable.”

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Megan Stancill, Recruitment and Engagement Manager

Megan originally began as a part-time Care Professional and worked her way up to being the Recruitment and Engagement Manager for all 3 of our offices across Sheffield and Barnsley.

In this role, she focuses her team on connecting with the local community, driving our campaigns, and networking with organisations that share our ethos.

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Cheryl Petty, Compliance Coordinator

Cheryl came to Home Instead 4 years ago having been a caregiver at a different company. In her time here, she has been able to evolve into her current office role that best suit her skills and flexibility.

“I wanted to take the next step in being able to help our amazing caregivers - there is no place better for me to do that than in HR.”

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Bea Poole, Marketing Assistant

Having just finished her studies, Bea began her role in marketing in 2022; where she is able to utilise her skills in creative writing and design.

She is responsible for the social media and website management; posting and updating on our profiles, and creation of printed materials; brochures, leaflets and newsletters.

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Bernice Eggleton, Accounts Manager

Bernice has been with us since 2009, just a few years after we opened our offices. Throughout this time, she has watched the company grow and go from strength to strength.

“Seeing how passionate our Care Professionals and Key players are about the quality of the services we deliver is truly rewarding."

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Pauline Brown, Accounts Assistant

Pauline started with us as a caregiver almost 8 years ago, during that time she has also taken on the role of Accounts Assistant.

The dual nature of her job enables her to be a part of a team of Care Professionals, as well as working under Bernice in Accounts and being a part of the wider office team.