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.
Staff Coordinator - 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.''
Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator - Felicity Hague
I have been a CAREGiver since November and I am delighted to join the office team as HR Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator. As a new Mum getting back into work in a job where I can help and support people to really make a difference to others is the ideal opportunity for me.
I am looking forward to meeting all the CAREGivers and of course helping new CAREGivers join our Home Instead Senior Care family.
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.
Accounts Assistant - Chloe Holmes
Chloe Joined Home Instead Senior Care in May 2018. Chloe comes to Home Instead Senior to take up the role of Accounts Assistant.
Chloe had this to say upon joining Home Instead Senior Care:
"I am really enjoying working at Home Instead. I am looking forward to developing relations with my colleagues, clients and CAREGivers. Having previously worked as a Dental Nurse for 10 years I welcome the fresh challenge of working in Accounts. I will always be thankful to Home Instead for giving me the opportunity to build a new career for myself. It’s a great place to work and its lovely to work with a team who provide the best quality of care for clients and really look after their CAREGivers."
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.''
Field Support - Alison Fox
Alison has had great experince at Home Instead Senior Care having worked as Care Manager at our South Sheffield Office at Psalter Lane. Alison joins the North Sheffield team as Field Support.
Alison brings with her a great deal of knowledge that will help to support our clients through the North of Sheffield.
"I am very excited to be joining our North Sheffield team, to help support our care team to provide the best possible care for our clients. I am looking forward to meeting many of our new clients in North Sheffield, having met many wonderful individuals in South Sheffield".
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 - Abbas Istikhar
On the 9th July 2018 our new Marketing Assistant Abbas joined us to begin his year long Placement from University.
Upon joining Home Instead Senior Care, Abbas had this to say: "I am really looking forward to beginning my year with Home Instead Senior Care, to provide a top qulaity service to our Clients and CAREGivers in South Yorkshire, I hope to further my experience in the business world and gain valuable knowledge from my time here"
"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