Our CAREGivers are the heart of our Home Instead. We are so proud of the difference they make each and every day. The team is deeply caring and very special and are aged from 22 to 64. Because we carefully match our CAREGivers to our clients, we have all sorts of personalities to ensure we get the right fit.
We believe that it takes a certain type of person who has a vocation to make a difference to someone's life, to want to be a CAREGiver and we are so careful about how we recruit them.
Thank you to our wonderful team and the difference they make to our clients lives each and every day!
Managing Director - Anitra Camargo
Setting up my own business has been part of a truly life changing period of my life. In 2010 I received the devastating news that I had secondary cancer. Since then life has been a whirlwind of treatment (all successful thank goodness) and making major changes to ensure that I live the life I want to in the future. It may sound strange but the experience I have been through has genuinely changed my life for the better. The people that I have met in the care sector have been amazing and have inspired me to do something worthwhile and meaningful, to dedicate myself to helping others.
I have left behind my job as an executive of a company which took me to America and across Europe for a role which is much more important to me, one where I can use my knowledge and business experience to do what really matters in life, which is ensuring good quality care is available for people when they need it.
If you need good care for yourself or for a loved one, please contact us to discuss how we can help.
Laura Paterson Moody - Registered Care Manager
I have always worked in the caring profession and started by working in care and nursing homes as a teenager. I gained a diploma in Nursing from The Royal University of Surrey. I have worked in elderly care, medical and vascular surgery. I stopped nursing to have a family and have also lived abroad for a number of years. The opportunity arose to join Home Instead and I feel it has given me a chance to use the knowledge and skills that I have gained, not just from my nursing but from my own life experiences. Home Instead is very different from other care organisations, they really do concern themselves not only with the quality of care given but also with making a difference, for example the office staff work tirelessly to see that the clients are happy with their CAREGiver and will endeavour to find them the perfect match.
Quality is of utmost importance and my role is to ensure that standards and quality of care are maintained at all times. I am delighted to be part of a team where people really matter as that is what care is all about.
Gaynor Cronin - Quality of Care Coordinator
Having been a stay at home mum raising four children, I decided it was time for a change for me and do something different.
Still keeping within my comfort zone of caring I decided to become a CAREGiver for Home Instead Senior Care. How pleased I was to make the change! I have now been working for Home Instead since May 2014 and have enjoyed every minute.
My clients have been a joy to work with and it gives me so much pleasure knowing that I have made a difference to someone’s day and made them smile.
I am now working as part of office team as the Care Coordinator. This can be quite stressful at times but I am so lucky to have been given this opportunity. I still give care daily as I would not want to lose my clients but having been a CAREGiver and knowing all there is about the difficulties that can arise I have been able to understand and help more efficiently and with empathy in this new role.
Joining Home Instead has helped me find not only myself but a confidence I never knew I had.
Thank you Home Instead and to the team that has supported me.
Lynne Green - Area Supervisor
Originally, I started doing care work at the age of twenty and continued to do this for 5 more years in a care home. After that, I worked in the maternity department of St Peter’s hospital and did help with baby deliveries before going on to have three of my own children.
I went on to work as a catering manager at a school for 14 enjoyable years before returning to a career as a caring professional and choosing to work for Home Instead. From the outset the staff were friendly and lovely as I started working as a CAREGiver at weekends and loved it. It is especially wonderful when you are able to build a relationship with the same clients and their families over time.
I was rewarded with the opportunity to become a full-time Area Supervisor for Home Instead in August 2018 and I am enjoying developing my career in the office while continuing to be able to work and help some clients. It’s a very rewarding job and I love it!
Becky Brown - Area Supervisor
I have worked in the care industry for 19 years with the last 8 years being at Home Instead! Having briefly left at the end of February 2019 for 8 months I am now back! Having left Home Instead purely due to long travel times and having worked for another care provider I now honestly know that I would never want to work for another provider again! For me I love Home Instead because of how it is run and the fact that it is 100% person centred. My role as an Area Supervisor involves having great communication with CAREGivers and clients and being out in the community. I support CAREGivers and clients to ensure that our excellent care standards are met. My role is to ensure that our clients are happy, healthy and well looked after! I am so happy and proud to back at Home Instead and part of the team! When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and young daughter as well as socialising with friends and I also love going to the theatre!
Karen Pope - Compliance Admin
6 years ago, I decided I needed a career change. Day in day out my job was always the same, so after careful consideration and discussions with my husband, I left to seek something more rewarding. It didn’t take me long. I saw an advertisement to become a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care, applied and never looked back!
My day to day routine is never the same, but every day I smile. Whether it be with my wonderful clients who I visit on a regular basis or one of the girls I work with in the office. I have the best of both worlds.
My clients are special to me and I hope they get as much pleasure with me visiting them, as they give to me. We laugh, we sing, we sometimes cry but every day is rewarding, and I leave with the knowledge that today, I made a difference in someone’s life, albeit a small difference.
Equally my work in the office making our wonderful CAREGivers compliant is very rewarding. We have mad days and glad days, but we get through them together as a team and we smile.
For me there is no other job, I just wish I had changed careers 30 years ago.
Tik Pavion - Recruitment and Community Relations Manager
In 2018, Tik made the decision to leave her full time job to spend more time with her family, but she still wanted to give back to the community and help people. After doing some research, she came across Home Instead Senior Care, and found their passion for caring and company values inspiring. Tik joined the Home Instead team on November 2018 as a CAREGiver. She was promoted to the senior leadership team in July 2019 and helps with recruitment and engagement.
Tik was delighted to be moving into the new role. She wants to share her experience of Home Instead here with the community and the public so we can attract and welcome like minded people to our team. Another one of her goals is to partner with community organisations and societies to raise awareness about the best care for our elders, especially those who are lonely and at risk of frailty.
Tik lives in Old Windsor, which is which is a central location to all of the towns and villages covered by Home Instead including Windsor, Englefied Green, Egham, Staines, Stanwell and Chertsey.
Davina (Dee) Halstead - Senior CAREGiver
I joined Home Instead in March 2017 after a recommendation from a close friend who’s mother-in-law was being cared for by Home Instead. I was still working as a lunchtime supervisor at my local primary school as I wasn’t sure if I was going to be any good as a CAREGiver. My only previous experience of giving care was looking after my mother, who occasionally stayed with us and needed personal care, and my grandmother, who I called Nanna and lived locally, requiring home help....both of them sadly passed away in 2015 and I miss them deeply. After time I made really good friends with the office team who were so reassuring. That’s when I made my decision to leave my school role after 12 years of service.
It was then that the office moved to Chertsey. Were they trying to lose me…only joking!!.....they kept finding me. In all seriousness, I am so glad that I made the decision to become a full time CAREGiver. As well as growing in confidence with supporting our clients, I have been promoted to a senior CAREGiver which includes supporting our new CAREGivers...this is something I really feel passionate about.
I have a partner (hubby) called Andrew and together we have six children. Three of our children have autism which has taught us to have the greatest of patience. We are extremely proud of them all, and how they have all done for themselves. So far we have a five year old granddaughter called Ocean-Olivia and a grandchild (gender unknown), due in three weeks time.
My interests include gardening and being creative however there is one thing that is very dear to me... I play darts for the Windsor Ladies Darts League and have done for 14 years...still haven’t scored 180 but meeting my team on a Wednesday night is everything to me.
Resham Badewal - Senior CAREGiver
I am originally from India and moved to the UK when I was 10 years old. I joined Home Instead in October 2017 via a recommendation from a good friend who was a CAREGiver with Home Instead. I have not looked back, and love the variation this career offers. I’m very into my fitness and love walking and pilates, sewing is also a passion of mine. I'm a lover of Italian food, and I ran my own Italian take away business in Germany for over 20 years. I lived in Germany for 23 years. I love working as a CAREGiver and was delighted when I was recently promoted to Senior CAREGiver. Every day is different, and I get to meet some amazing people, which is so rewarding.
Lilly the Office Dog
Very nice to meet you. I am the chief barker and office welcomer!!
I was born on a working farm in North Wales, my mum was called Rose and she was very pretty. I have two bothers and they are still on the farm. My main hobbies are eating, swimming, oh and I love to bark! I also love a cuddle, so do pop in to see me on a Monday or Friday when I am in.