Meet the team
CAREGivers Southend

Our CAREGivers

We have a dedicated team of CAREGivers providing personalised services to our Clients. Our workforce range between 18-74. With many years of Care experience between them, we match all our CAREGivers to Clients in relation to personality, interests and hobbies to ensure the best support and close bonds can be formed. 

Becoming a CAREGiver is simply enhancing the quality of life for seniors and to help keep their independence at home.

Our CAREGiver's thoughts...
"I like to make a difference to people's lives" - Caroline

"It's very rewarding and to make other's smile, it makes me smile"-Louisa 

"I love making a difference, the simple things like a chat and a smile go along way" -Sue

" It doesn't feel like a job, for me it's like visiting a friend or a family member"-Tracey

Joining our team

We are always seeking  people with kind, compassionate hearts who want to come and join our team of CAREGivers.  It takes a special person to work as a CAREGiver and if you are interested in making a real difference to the lives of older people in and around Southend on Sea, call us on 01702 382348.

Sarah Lamb Field Support

Sarah Lamb - Field Support

I am part of the field support team at Home Instead Southend. You will see me out in the community supporting CAREGivers in their role and ensuring our Clients are happy with the level of service whilst maintaining the Home Instead way.

I have worked for Home Instead for nearly 5 years, I started as a CAREGiver and after a year progressed to a senior role. I have enjoyed developing my skills with in this company and I am on my way to finishing my Level 5 in Health and Social Care.

Prior to working for Home Instead I carried out various roles including domestic and retail work. Which has given me valuable experience.

I cared for my mother for a year which gave me the motivation to continue caring for others. I enjoy making a difference to people’s lives.

I have a son who is now in senior school and I can’t believe how quick time flies.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Jane Shipley Care Coordinator

Jane-Care Coordinator

I have been working for Home Instead Southend for the last three years as the Care Coordinator. My roles entails Scheduling calls for our CAREGivers, Liasing over the phone with Clients, CAREGivers, professionals and family members. Ensuring that all our Clients are accomidated for accordingly.

I have worked in the care industry for over 10 years, and during this time I have been in various roles.I began my care career as a carer to make a difference to the lives of the local people, I then proceeded to working in the office dealing with the other side of things. Including scheduling care calls and insuring clients receive a top service.  

Since joining the Home Instead Southend team I have found them to be a friendly and committed team. Our goal as a team is to provide a tailored made service to all our clients to ensure their needs are met to the full. 

I myself enjoy traveling to new places and learning the history of the places I have had the pleasure to visit. Spending time with my family and friends, going to the theatre to watch a good show.  I enjoy decorating, and get much pleasure out of changing/updating the rooms in my house.

I am a mum of 4 children, 3 boys, 1 girl and of recent 2 beautiful grand-daughters.

Kayleigh Business Administrator

Kayleigh-Business Administrator

I have been working with the wonderful Home Instead since December 2017. I began my Home instead journey as a CAREGiver supporting many wonderful people in my local community. This year an opportunity for Business administrator came up and following being selected for the role, I am half a year in and thoroughly enjoy it, my role gives me a lovely variety. A large part of my role is in recruitment this allows me to meet with a range of people whom are interested in joining us here at Home Instead, I love this part of the role as it gives me opportunity to tell more people about the wonderful things we do here and to give someone the opportunity to become a CAREGiver and reap the rewards in enhancing the lives of people in our community.

My previous roles were in Early years another care sector close to my heart. I started of as a Early years Educator and progressed into management and SENCO Role. Which had me supporting Children’s learning and development between the ages of 2-5 Years.

When I’m not working you would find me spending time with my partner, two young girls and our dog Betty.

Rebecca Ruler Training and Retention

Becky-Training and Retention

I have been working with Home Instead Senior Care Southend since April 2014. Starting as a part-time CAREGiver working within the community and evolving from office admin to recruitment before finding my calling as Training Manager.

With Niven’s investment I have gained qualifications in Health and Social Care, Training and Education, Medication, Moving and Positioning, Basic Life Support, City and Guilds Dementia and End of Life. I am always looking for ways to develop my skills and am really grateful for the opportunities available to me working at Home Instead.

Passionate about training, education, standards and compliance I really enjoy working for a company with such a strong brand, sense of ethics and that truly values their employee’s. Working at Home Instead I can take pride in my work and love nothing more than to see our clients smile. The outstanding team at Home Instead are so welcoming and we really do look after each other.

My previous roles have included customer service, telecommunications and working at a school. After studying social work and learning about care in our community, I can honestly say no job has been more rewarding. I live with my partner Barry, I have 2 sons and a King Charles Spaniel called Toby. I enjoy camping, music festivals and you will often find me ‘rocking out’ to a live band at a local venue.

Nick Care Manager

Nicky - Care Manager

I have worked in a corporate background in the city working as a PA in the fields of insurance and accounting for many years. I started within the care industry working as a carer for a large provider in Essex providing social care after having my children and finding myself needing a change. I am now the Care Manager here at Home Instead and find it a busy, happy, friendly place to work. I have worked in various roles in the care sector from carer to coordinator, field assessor, recruitment and client services.

Home Instead Senior Care Southend provide services to clients from all different backgrounds who have all kinds of health and medical conditions and the job is varied. A large part of my role is visiting potential new clients and discussing care arrangements – I love this element of the role – it’s really great to make a different to a person’s life and offer them support where it is required for them to remain independent and to see them progress with our help.

We have a great team at Home Instead Senior Care – from our clients to our staff and everyone works to the ethos of making a difference.

Shalinee Ramalingum Director

Shalinee-Franchise Owner

Hi, I’m Shalinee Ramalingum and the newest member of the team joining as the Office Manager. Prior to joining Home Instead Senior Care I worked in the investment banking industry for 16 years in the compliance department.

After the birth of my two children I felt like I was missing out on precious family time and wanted to combine motherhood with work. I was ready to be a part of something positive and feel proud when going to work.

Although I have never worked in the care industry, both my parents were nurses working in the NHS and some of my extended family are carers. I have seen first hand how important it is to have good care in the community and I want to be a part of making that difference.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Niven Ramalingum Director Owner

Niven-Franchise Owner

Hello I am Niven, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Southend-On-Sea.

As a child I was fascinated by cars, I worked in the motor industry for 18 years, working my way from the workshop floor to being part of the management team. Although I enjoyed working with cars, I want to make a difference to people lives, and be proud to be part of that difference.

After the birth of my daughter, my wife and I decided to leave London and move to Essex and we have not looked back since! We wanted to start a family business and looked at several different opportunities. Our ageing population is growing and spending longer periods of time at home, we felt that we could improve the quality of home care by providing a companion based service.

I am inspired by my family. My mum works in a residential environment supporting clients with varying needs and my father and aunt cared for my grandparents for many years with many different challenges. They have all shown me how important it is to care for our elders and how much they still have to offer us all. 

I love spending time with my family, fixing things and playing five-a-side football with friends.

The last year has been thoroughly enjoyable and I have met a number of fantastic people in the Southend-On-Sea area and together we are really starting to make a difference.

CAREGiver pouring sugar onto scales as elderly lady laughs
CAREGiver looking at a cook book with elderly lady