The Swansea Team
Our brilliant team of CAREGivers come from a wide range of backgrounds and with their varied life experiences, each bring their own character to the care of our Clients. Our CAREGivers are what makes Home Instead an exceptional home care provider, without them we would not be given the awards and recognition we have.
Each CAREGiver is carefully selected for their empathy and compassion and matched individually to the personality and interests of the Clients they assist. By drawing on the CAREGivers compassion and genuine desire to support members of their community, we can assure our clients that they have chosen the right company to provide excellent care.
Care Manager - Claire Scanlan
Claire joined the Home Instead team as Care Manager in June 2012. She has 12 years’ experience of successfully managing a Domiciliary Care Agency for one of the major national providers in the UK together with 24 years working in the Health and Social Care in various settings within varying roles and levels of responsibility.
Claire made the choice to join Home Instead as her passion lies within the development and provision of high quality bespoke services which make a real difference to people, meet their needs and are flexible to enable them to remain within their own homes.
Deputy Manager - Rachael Breivold
Rachael has over 13 years experience with all aspects of care. Her main experience is working with people who have learning disabilities as well as individuals who suffer mental health issues with challenging behavior. Rachel started working for Home Instead in 2012 as a CAREGiver but quickly progressed on to become the Care Coordinator and soon after that as Deputy Manager.
Rachael is friendly, very caring and enjoys a challenge. Rachel gets a lot of job satisfaction from this role as she is able to share her knowledge and experience with our CAREGivers and clients, helping them to enrich their own skills and provide empowerment.
Branch Administrator - Megan Leyshon
Megan joined our team in October 2013 and is relatively new to the care industry. Her experience comes from providing care for her grandmother and for her late grandfather. In the short space of time that Megan has worked here, she has seen that the service Home Instead provides is necessary for providing quality care for an aging community.
Megan’s objectives are to provide the mechanism that supports the team to provide a high quality administrative service as well as keep the office running. Megan is ambitions and willing to step into any role when it is required.
Recruitment and Retention Officer - Jade Jones
Jade joined Home Instead Senior Care in March 2016 and works in recruitment and retention having previously helped with our client administration. Jade is responsible for networking out in the community and spreading the word of Home Instead to potential CAREGivers. Jade has previously volunteered in a care home that specialises in dementia care.
Jade has a degree in Psychology from Aberystwyth University and was also the President of the Cocktail Society whilst studying. In her spare time Jade enjoys going to festivals and concerts, travelling and socialising with her friends.
Scheduler - Lisa Rosser
Lisa has always worked in the care sector and looked after her Grandfather with vascular dementia for 5 years. Lisa started out with Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver and then joined the office as a scheduler. Lisa has taken to her role very well and has built great relationships with the clients and CAREGivers.
Lisa loves the ethos of Home Instead as she believes in keeping our clients in their own homes for as long as possible.
Lisa enjoys socialising, listening to music and spending time with her 3 children.
Care Co-Ordinator - Sue Clarkson
Sue is a qualified midwife who has had an extensive career in nursing, she has done a range of different roles from being a surgical ward sister to becoming the Director of Inpatient Nursing in a hospital in London.
Sue has been working for Home Instead Senior Care Swansea since July 2011, where she started as a CAREGiver. In November 2014 she took on the role of Care Co-ordinator.
Sue is responsible for quality assurance, service reviews and supporting our CAREGivers in the clients home.
Finance Officer - Malgorzata Warzycha 'Margaret'
Margaret joined our team in 2013 as the finance officer, she works part time (Thursday & Friday) for the Swansea and Neath branches. Margaret is very professional, as well as being passionate about quality care after caring for her own mother.
Margaret studied at the University of Economics in Wroclaw, where she graduated in 1999 obtaining Masters in International Economics Relations. Whilst in Wales, in 2014 she gained AAT qualification and now she is studying towards her ACCA qualifications.
She has experience of working for various company in finances, payroll or as an office administrator. Before moving to the UK she worked as an International Relations Specialist for Theatre Company and the same time as a bookkeeper in a family business.
During her work in Poland and the UK she gained valuable financial experience in accounts preparations for small businesses and payroll. She enjoys the variety of her job and the challenges that arise from working in a busy finance department.
Franchise Owner - Ben Ruddle
Ben lives with his wife and children in Bridgend and spends most of his time improving links with the community, and finding those people who need our help. He studied Accounting at Lancashire University and has since been involved in several areas of business, including financial consultancy and property investment.
Ben became interested in caring after experiencing the poor level of care available to his 98 year old Grandfather who suffered from dementia (a particular speciality for Home Instead Senior Care). His experiences showed him that not only was the actual care poor quality, but there was minimal customer service and the available care was task led rather than catering for the individual.
Ben chose to open a Swansea branch of Home Instead Senior Care that prides itself on person centred care that is tailor made to the client’s needs and wants. He saw that Home Instead’s compassionate, individualised approach to care was unique, and that the quality of service was its number one priority.
"I would like to congratulate the company on their first class help they gave with getting my step-mother discharged from hospital. We were devastated to think we couldn't take her home after 24 days in hospital, due to short failings of a hospital discharge package and red tape! Thank you! Mum is home and extremely happy and comfortable". 08/06/2012Mrs B - Sketty, Swansea.