Meet the team

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Our CAREGivers

Our CAREGivers - the 'heart' of our service!

Our wonderful CAREGivers are specially selected on the basis of their personalities – kindness, empathy, reliability and a genuine interest in other people are all key attributes that we look for.

After completing an initial 4 days of award winning training with Sandie, our Care Manager, to ensure that they have the skills they need, they are hand-picked for each of our clients. We match them based on interests and background to ensure that quality relationships can be built.

Our CAREGivers receive ongoing specialist training, mentoring and support to ensure that they always deliver the very best care. They don’t wear uniforms – just a Home Instead ID badge – and a lovely smile!

If you would like one of our team to help you or a loved one, or if you would like to find out about joining the team, please get in touch with us on 01822 258292 or email

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Lynn Roddy - Owner

My name is Lynn, and I am the Director of the Tavistock and Tamar Valley branch of Home Instead. I live in Tavistock, Devon, with my husband, daughter and son.


After a 16 year career as an Army officer in the Royal Signals, I moved to Devon back in 2011, with my husband Mike, then a Royal Marine and our 2 children.  Having worked whilst the children were very small, I took the opportunity to be around for the children in their primary school years.  With a serving heart, I immersed herself in voluntary activities, running the PA, managing sports teams and leading parenting courses for the local community.  My mum moved down to Tavistock and I was able to be an integral part of her care. I met some amazing people who helped care for mum in her Care Home and I am passionate that this same level of care is available to enable people to remain in their homes.

In my spare time, I can be found running on Dartmoor with the dog, trying to keep up in my lane at the swimming pool, managing the kids teams for cricket and hockey and patchworking and crafting.

If you are interested in enquiring about our services, either for yourself, a family member or a friend, please call us on 01822 258292. We would be delighted to talk to you about how we can help.

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Theo - Honourary Home Instead Employee

Hello my name is Theo (short for Theodore Hugo Skywalker Stink) and I work at Home Instead Senior Care.

I pop into the office to steal all the biscuits from the wonderful CAREGivers who work here. I love to go out and about running with Lynn, meeting local people and telling them about the amazing work that our team does to help older people in their own homes. If you see us around please come and say hello. 

I am a Springador (there is a little bit of springer spaniel in the line somewhere) so I love Dartmoor because I have lots of opportunities to get wet and muddy, an easy thing to do in Tavistock.

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