The Sheffield North Team
Franchise Owners - Bryn & Jill Evans
Bryn & Jill Evans opened one of the first Home Instead Senior Care Offices in the UK. “We first opened our offices in July 2006, at the time we had only 2 employees. Today we employ over 170 full and part-time employees. Our aim when we began was to try and make a difference to the quality of care provided to all the individuals we care for.
We only employ specially chosen individuals to ensure only the best quality of care is delivered. We truly feel that dignity and independence can be one of the most important things to any person who wishes to remain in their own home. Since we started the business we have provided quality care for over 1000 individuals and when we receive letters of thanks there really is no better feeling.”
Bryn and Jill are happily married and live in Barnsley
General Manager - Sarah Oldham
Sarah Oldham - is General Manager for Home Instead Senior Care Barnsley and Sheffield. Sarah is also the registered Manager responsible to CQC.
As General Manager Sarah oversees and manages all 3 franchises. Sarah is integral in the day to day running and has overall responsibility for driving the business forward by ensuring we continue to provide high quality care in the community and all our targets are met
Sarah joined Home Instead Senior Care in April 2007, and uses patience, honesty & her bubbly personality in all the right ways to make both clients and staff feel at ease. Clients can feel nervous when asking for help, Sarah ensures clients can be confident that Home Instead can fulfil their needs
Sarah also oversees the selection, training and matching of our CAREGivers so each client has the support they desire and that they are aware of our aim which is to help them remain as independent as possible in their own home. Sarah has over 24 years of care experience; there is not a question she can't answer. Her knowledge of the care industry allows her to guide our dedicated team to provide the optimum level of care.
Sarah has recently celebrated a decade at HISC and lives in Sheffield.
Care Manager - Julie Hart
Julie joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in September 2016 the new Care Manager for North Sheffield.
Julie has previously worked in adult social care with Sheffield City Council. Julie said ‘I am really looking forward to working for Home Instead and being part of a company which has the client at the heart of their business and providing care with kindness and compassion.'
Accounts Manager - Bernice Eggleton
Bernice Eggleton - works directly with Bryn Evans the franchise owner and together they manage the day to day book keeping, accounts and wages. Bernice has a background in accountancy and book keeping and ensures that both clients and CAREGivers queries are answered quickly and efficiently; she is an integral part of the team.
Bernice is originally from South Wales and now lives in Barnsley with her two young children.
Recruitment and Engagement Manager - Alison Taylor
I joined Home Instead in 2015 having already worked with Jill & Bryn on various projects in my previous role. Having worked 20 years in the legal sector I felt a change in direction and a new challenge was just what I needed. After meeting the rest of the amazing team and learning more about the great work Home Instead do in improving the lives of the elderly, vulnerable and socially isolated in our area, I was sold!
Finding the right CAREGivers to help our clients who have both the heart and patience to care is something I am passionate about. When recruiting CAREGivers I always think of my own Grandmother and the type of person I would have wanted to help her in her later years. It is also very important that as a team we support our CAREGivers in the fantastic work they do, not only with regular supervision meetings and training but by ensuring that our door is always open for a cup of tea with a big smile and a listening ear.
HR Coordinator - Debbie Cooper
Debbie Cooper is just the right person to serve as our ‘Director of First Impressions’ and our HR Co-ordinator.
Debbie says, “The way you are first greeted demonstrates our interest and concern for you. It’s a busy office, but your call is our top priority. I really love working at Home Instead Senior Care and meeting people who want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable adults. I ensure all six references are requested and checked on receipt and once the CAREGiver is trained, I follow up with quarterly supervisions. It’s lovely to see new recruits complete their training before going on to meet their first client as a new and much valued CAREGiver. I’m always there to help and support people when needed”.
Debbie lives in Sheffield with her husband Paul and their rescued Jack Russell Terrier Lucy.
Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator - Louise Gladwin
Louise has taken over the role as Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator at our North Sheffield Office.
"Having worked for the National Trust for the last 5 years as an Events Coordinator, I was made redundant in December 2017. I decided I wanted a role that utilised my skills but at the same time I wanted a role that could make a difference.
I came across the role of Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator for HISC and knew this was the role for me. Ensuring we recruit the right people for our clients to enable them to lead a happy and independent life for as long as possible, is key."
Community Development Officer- Kathy Markwick
I have recently joined HISC as a Community Development Officer, having previously worked for HSBC for 34 years. Although I really enjoyed my time with the Bank, my role did not allow me to play to my strengths. As a Community Development Officer, I am really looking forward to promoting HISC through numerous contacts which I have made over the years in the South Yorkshire area. I am now responsible for liaising with professionals and other members of the local community to raise awareness of the services provided by HISC. I am passionate about helping people and fully understand how challenging and confusing it can be to find suitable care for a loved one. HISC appealed to me because of its focus on high quality, one to one care. I am very much committed to Home Instead's mission; to "Change the face of ageing"
Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family. As a member of the Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club, I am hugely involved in many fund-raising/awareness campaigns.
Trainer - Faye Histon
Faye has worked for the company for over 10 years. She started in 2007 as a CAREGiver and has worked in various roles within the HISC but is now full time trainer.
'I really enjoy my role as trainer, i love meeting new people and all existing CAREGivers. I believe my role is key to ensuring that our new recruit's transition into the CAREGiver role is as smooth as possible, as many of our new CAREGivers have no previous care experience. I totally believe in the ethos of Home Instead Senior Care and love working here.''
Jo Moverley Gray - Staff Co-Ordinator
Jo joined the team as the new scheduler from 8th January 2018. She had previously joined Home Instead as a CAREGiver, but when the opportunity arose to join the office team, Jo was keen to get on board.
Jo has spent most of her career in the civil service, working in education and employment. Most recently, Jo worked for a charity which provided care for people with autism and learning disabilities and she wanted to continue to work in a care environment. Jo said “I knew Home Instead was a great place to work as I’d met most of the team through induction and other training. I’m hoping that the skills and experience I’ve gained in my previous jobs will be of benefit to my new role”.
Field Support - Sam McCrudden
Sam has worked for HISC for 3.5 years and has been North Sheffield Field Support since march 2017.
''I am really enjoying working as Field Support as i get to see both sides of the great work we do. At HISC i feel part of a very large family. I really believe in what HISC stand for and believe that everybody deserves the best care.''
Field Support - Sue Slattery
Sue started with HISC on 1st October 2012 and has had 15 years' experience with a leading provider of care support in the UK.
I always look forward to the day to day running of HISC operations and with the fantastic teamwork will continue to provide the quality of care service users need. I am pleased to be part of the Home Instead Senior Care family.
On a personal level, i am married with 2 grown up daughters, 2 beautiful grandchildren (boys aged 7 and 6) who i love spending time with. My hobbies are socialising with friends and family, walking, reading and occasionally cycling.
Marketing Assistant - Ollie Muir
On 10th July 2017 our new Marketing Assistant Ollie started his year long placement with Home Instead Senior Care Sheffield and Barnsley.
“I am very excited to begin my year working with Home Instead Senior Care. Its very exciting to be working closely with such a fantastic company providing excellent care for people within the community. I look forward to developing my relationship with the office staff, the CAREGivers and our clients, to create the best environment for all to be successful in 2017-18. I hope to further myself and the company by providing my own knowledge on Business and Marketing, to get the best results for the company and our clients."
"I was very involved in discussing my support needs, the listened to us and now I have a CAREGiver with the same interests as me"Mr D - Sheffield