About Us

Welcome to Home Instead Tavistock and Tamar Valley - serving Tavistock, Launceston, Callington, Saltash, Torpoint, Holsworthy, Bude and more.

Home Instead Tavistock and Tamar Valley is owned and operated by Lynn Roddy. Together with my team we are committed to delivering high quality care to older people in their own homes to help them feel happy and comfortable. We aim to provide the support they need to remain independent for as long as possible. Whether it’s just a listening ear to share memories with, company for a walk to the shops or park, help with house work and meals, or more personal care. We provide the assurance to them and their families that they are being looked after with respect and empathy allowing them to maintain their dignity and most importantly to remain in their own home.

My decision to start Home Instead Tavistock and Tamar Valley was influenced by my own personal experiences of the care sector.

My involvement with care came about when my mum, a fiercely independent lady who lived at home, started to struggle with day to day tasks. Like many people, I didn’t know where to start or who to go to for advice. I personally experienced how difficult it was to find quality and consistent care. Rushed visits were the norm with different stressed carers focussing on completing set tasks rather than mum’s very real need for companionship…someone to sit and have a cup of tea and a chat, someone who could help me keep mum socially active. Mum deserved so much better. As mum’s health declined and seeing me so worried, mum asked to go into a care home. Mum saw how difficult it was for me to juggle my own family with the additional role of her care. However, mum would have dearly loved to stay in her own home……I came across Home Instead after a period of reflection some months after mum passed away and was impressed to see some of the ways in which it is different from other traditional care companies:

  • Taking time to get to know their clients and matching CAREGIvers based on personality, hobbies and interests so they could start to form lasting relationships.
  • Care is not task based – it is all about the person as an individual.
  • Carefully selecting compassionate, friendly CAREGIvers and ensuring that they are trained to the highest standards so they support clients with confidence.
  • Home Instead is the only care company in the UK to have been granted the Queen’s Award for Excellence (Innovation) and to hold over 20 “Outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission

I decided that Home Instead’s mission of aiming to be the most admired care company by changing the face of ageing was one that resonated very strongly with me and echoed my own values. I am therefore very proud to be bringing Home Instead to Tavistock and the Tamar Valley - including the following towns and their surrounding villages - Tavistock, Launceston, Callington, Saltash, Torpoint, Holsworthy and Bude. 

Whether you are enquiring about care in the home or you are interested in joining our compassionate and dependable team of CAREGivers, please give us a call on 01822 367942.


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