The Swindon and Vale of White Horse Team
Managing Director - Jill Kirk
My journey with Home Instead Swindon & Vale of White Horse began in 2012 as a Director and joint owner supporting my husband, John Kirk, the then Managing Director. From 1st October 2017 I took over as the MD as John assumed ownership of Home Instead Senior Care Oxford. During my time as a Director I was responsible for audit and compliance through which I was able to spend a considerable amount of time familiarising myself with the service we deliver.
My early career was working for the Civil Service in a managerial role in Unemployment Benefit Offices. Then I took a career break to maintain stability at home for our two sons while John was fulfilling his career in the RAF Regiment, when the nature of his job meant he spent long periods away from home. I then returned to the workforce in education and have spent the last 17 years working at Watchfield Primary School as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant supporting the teaching and learning of all age groups across the school and managing a large team of Teaching Assistants.
I have lived in the Swindon area since 2000 and have a passion for service to older people and their families. I'm committed to making a difference in their lives and the lives of those who are part of the team in Home Instead Swindon & Vale of White Horse. I recently had to seek care for my own mother who lives in the north-east of England. Dealing with this first hand gave me a clear understanding of the need for quality care which is flexible and adapted to the needs of the client and wider family. The service we deliver has to be of the standard I would expect for my own mother - the 'Mum' test!
General Manager - Tracey Morley
Tracey brings a wealth of administrative and recruitment experience to our team, joining in September 2013. She knows the care sector well, having been a frontline carer supporting older people for two years. Tracey has a keen eye for detail and oversees all aspects of support to care operations including HR, accounts and recruitment. “I have a challenging role but one where I meet some amazing people” Tracey said “I know that there are people out there who want to really make a difference in the lives of seniors, often they are looking for a career change or to ‘give something back’.” Tracey is very active outside work with her family, friends and her dog central to her life.
Care Manager & Medication Lead - Chloe Morley
Chloe joined Home Instead in April 2015 as a CAREGiver. Chloe has worked in a number of different care settings in supervisory and managerial roles and is currently working towards her QCF Level 5 Diploma. Chloe's role as Care Manager is to oversee the day to day operations and validate the quality of the Service we provide to clients. Chloe is devoted to providing the highest standard of care and support to our clients and staff.
Deputy Care Manager - Alisha Taggart
Prior to joining Home Instead in September 2016 as a CAREgiver, Alisha had worked in several other care settings. Her vast knowledge and experience resulted in her rapidly advancing to the position of Field Care Supervisor and then securing her current role as Deputy Care Manager.
Alisha is a very sociable person who strives to make a difference in the lives of all our clients.
Recruitment Coordinator - Nora Donovan
I believe that good quality care for vulnerable people is vital. I have worked in several locations in Swindon and surrounding areas as a volunteer, to get me back into work having a career break to bring up my family. I've previously worked as an administrator/therapist, giving care to people in recovery from substance abuse. Under the umbrella of several therapists we gave good quality care at a price unaffordable to them on the High Street. I have also worked in a residential care home supporting elderly residents. My last role role was as an administrator/bus driver, taking able bodied as well as severely handicapped children to school. Outside of work my teenage children and resident dog a King Charles Cavalier spaniel, keep me very busy and active.
Operations Support Assistant - Robyn Taylor
Robyn joined Home Instead in November 2016. Robyn is responsible for supporting the operations team across the piece and has a multi-faceted role ranging from administration to maintenance of our social media presence - and much in between! Robyn is a keen, successful fashion blogger and has added a certain sense of style to the office!
It gives me a very great pleasure to write this........I am now 90 years old. I have a carer every Monday afternoon, who is now a friend, to give me a bath and a little help around my home........yes, it's something I look forward to very much. I have found Home Instead a comfort to talk to on the phone or when they visit me.Mrs D, Swindon