Meet the team


Jane Stanton- Registered Care Manager


It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as Jane Stanton, the Registered Care Manager at Home Instead, Warrington. 

I have worked in the care sector for over 30 years primarily with social services and have had the opportunity to gain valuable experience with a number of client groups. In 2010, I acquired the Registered Manager’s Award and took up a position in an extra care facility for the elderly. Following a number of years with this company I felt I was ready for a new challenge and was delighted to be offered the post of registered manager with Melissa and her team at Home Instead Warrington.

On a more personal level, I was raised in Canada but have now lived in the UK for a number of years. I presently live in Frodsham with my husband and between us we have 6 children and two grandchildren. My husband likes to say, his empire is growing!

Importantly, I have first-hand experience of care as I was a carer for both my mother and father who each suffered poor health, so I hope that has stood me in good stead with regards to empathy and understanding the needs of the person requiring support and the demands of caring. I and the team firmly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live their lives as they would wish and to live as independently as possible. Hopefully the Home Instead team in Warrington can help you achieve this.


Lesley Hill - Field Supervisor

My name is Lesley Hill and I joined Home Instead in February 2016 as a CAREGiver, in September 2017, I became the full time Field Supervisor,  supporting new and existing CAREGivers. I really enjoy all aspects of my role and feel lucky that I have the chance to work with our CAREGivers and I also get to meet lots of different clients during my visits.

Throughout my working career I have always cared for people , providing services and treatments that make people feel better about themselves, so my roles within the organisation give me the chance to use those skills, knowledge and experience I have developed over the years in supporting clients in their own homes to stay active and well.

I am married with 4 wonderful children that have all grown up, two of them have already moved on and got their own homes. In my spare time  I enjoy spending time in my garden as well as spending quality time with my family and friends. I enjoy the good outdoors and like going camping on a regular basis in Wales with family and friends, going on long walks and taking in the beautiful scenery. When I have the time I also enjoy losing myself in  a good book or word search, but draw the line at a crossword


Melissa Critchley - Director

I have worked for much of my career in Age Concern and Age UK, initially as the Chief Officer in Halton and then managing services in two other Age UK organisations in the North West, one of which covered the Warrington area.

I have always been passionate about improving the lives of older people and so when the opportunity arose to lead Warrington Home Instead Senior Care, I jumped at the chance. Working as part of a team to provide top quality care that respects and works with older people and their families is my dream come true.

Promoting older peoples' independence and helping them to remain in their own homes is at the heart of all we do.


Helen Coyne - Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Hello, my name is Helen and I joined Home instead in December 2017, as Recruitment and Retention Coordinator.  The main part of my role will be to grow our CAREGiver team to support the needs of the growing business. I am passionate about recruiting the right CAREGivers for our wonderful clients and will be out about in the community, networking, keep a lookout on our website and Facebook page for any events that we will be holding in your local area, I will look forward to having the opportunity to meet you.

For the past 14 years I have worked in as Human Resources Assistant, in various organisations, from Health and Social care to Radio. Throughout my career I have spent a lot of time recruiting, an aspect of my role, that I have particularly enjoyed and wanted to specialise in.

On a more personal note, I live with my partner and my son and in my spare time I love travel, we are currently working on a self-build camper-van, and working our way through a bucket list of places to visit that we keep adding too.


Leahanne Argent - Senior CAREGiver

Leahanne has worked for Home Instead since since 2015, initially as a CAREGiver but more recently she was promoted to the role of Senior. 

Part of Leahanne’s role is to be out and about seeing clients and CAREGivers. She is passionate about ensuring the quality of the service we provide is of the highest standard, delivered by staff who are confident, competent and compassionate. Leahanne is also one of the most positive, happy and likeable people you could ever wish to meet. 

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas - Business Development Manager

Introducing Helen Thomas, Our new Business Development Manager. Helen has worked her way up to registered Care Manager working alongside adults with learning disabilities and the elderly.

Helen is now looking to develop her knowledge and skills in business management and opportunities. 

"I'm very much looking forward to getting stuck into the role and to meet all of the team and speak to clients. I enjoy a challenge which reflect in my interests, involving extreme sports and motorbiking"

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We are very proud to have a wonderful team of dedicated, hardworking and kind-hearted CAREGiver’s, who have a real desire to help our clients to remain to live independently in their own homes.

Our CAREGiver’s come from varying backgrounds, from Care workers to conveyancing. Many of our team have drawn on their own life experiences, which has lead them to join our team.

They all build up fantastic relationships with the clients and go above and beyond in everything they do.

We are always looking to expanding our team of CAREGivers. If you think you may be interested in the role please call the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator on 01925 236033 for more details.

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