The Wirral Team
Franchise Owners - Mike & Catharine Chalton
Mike was born on the Wirral and Catharine in Liverpool. They were married in Birkenhead and live on the Wirral. Before entering the care sector, Mike worked in Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing. Catharine trained as a nurse in the Army and is a Specialist Nurse with experience in General Practice Nursing, Respiratory Nursing and Health Research. Both Mike and Catharine are actively involved in the day to day running of the Home Instead Wirral office and the newly opened Home Instead Information Centre.
Mike is the Business Director, he uses his considerable business skills to guide and direct the business, whilst taking a keen daily interest in the welfare of both staff and clients.
Catharine is the Director of Care, and she uses her knowledge of people’s needs to ensure each client receives the service they desire, respecting all regulations and standards.
Nick Lamming - General Manager
Nick joined Home Instead as a CAREGiver whilst reading for his BSc (Hons) in Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University. After graduation, Nick began his career with Home Instead Wirral as an Administrator and applied for the Care Quality Compliance Lead when the opportunity arose. This role developed into the Assistant Care Manager's position which Nick thoroughly enjoyed. Nick went on to become the Training and Retention Officer at Home Instead Wirral which included overseeing the continuous development of all CAREGivers. Nick was promoted to the position of Care Manager in 2016. Nick strongly believes in the Home Instead ethos of changing the face of ageing and is continuously looking at developments in ways to enhance the quality of the lives of the elderly.
Nick lives in Wirral with his partner and has a young daughter. Nick is a keen sportsman and has played rugby since the age of 11. He currently plays rugby for Old Anselmians Rugby team in Wirral.
Sandra Scott - Business Development Manager
Sandra joined Home Instead Wirral in 2016 from the third sector where she was a Director at a regional charity and is really enjoying her role as Business Development Manager. Sandra engages with lots of organisations throughout Wirral. Sandra is a graduate in Modern European Language with Honours from the University of Liverpool and a PG Dip in French and Italian sociolinguistics. Sandra also has a PGCE Secondary French and Spanish (LJMU) and a PG Cert in Service Transformation (University of Manchester). Sandra is a qualified Master Coach (ICA) and a Certified Networker.
Sandra has been married for 23 years and has one grown up son who is at university in the Netherlands. Sandra is interested in European literature and cinema and enjoys walking her black labrador on the beach at weekends.
Gaynor Adam - Professional Trainer
Gaynor joined Home Instead Wirral in September 2014 as a CAREGiver for a few hours per week as it fitted in with her voluntary counselling work. The more she learnt about the company the more she wanted to become involved. She started assisting with introductions and the out of hours on call service and attending events and representing the company. Gaynor was then successful in becoming the Assistant Care Manager for Wirral North East area last year.
When, due to expansion a vacancy rose for a professional full time trainer, Gaynor was an obvious choice as prior to working for Home Instead Wirral she had qualified as a professional trainer and gained her PTALS qualification with flying colours. Gaynor describes herself as being "passionate about dementia and quality care for the elderly" Gaynor now trains all our new CAREGivers on the week long, award winning induction programme and all our dementia training in house and externally as part of our charitable offering through the Wirral Care Foundation to Wirral based organisations and families living with dementia in Wirral. All our dementia training services are completely free of charge as it is the vision of owners Mike and Catharine Chalton to make Wirral a dementia friendly peninsula.
Gaynor was born in Wirral and lives with her partner Max and their two Chihuahuas; Lola-Mae and Dolly and their two rescue cats; Nancy and Rocky in Oxton. Gaynor loves travel, particularly Capital cities around the world. She loves reading crime novels and walking her dogs along the beach.
Rachael Downey- Scheduler South West Wirral
Rachael joined the team at Home Instead Senior Care in 2013 as a CAREGiver. She enjoyed spending time with her Grandma and felt she could help others remain independent and active.
Rachael was short-listed for Regional Newcomer to Care in 2014, and the National Newcomer to Care in 2015. In her spare time, Rachael enjoys socialising with her friends, cooking, and spending time with her son Kyle. Rachel also enjoys walking and keeping fit.
Helen Elliot - Scheduler, Wirral East
Helen joined our team as a CAREGiver in September 2014 and enjoys caring for others. Helen had a lot of personal experience after caring for her Grandmother. In November 2015 Helen joined the office team as a scheduler for the South East Wirral area and works alongside the other schedulers to ensure all our clients care needs are covered. Helen is a valued member of the team also ensures all her clients are matched with suitable CAREGivers, providing a happy and rewarding relationship.
Helen is from Wirral and lives in Claughton. Helen is a very busy lady with two grown up sons who also live in Wirral and a baby grandson. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading thrillers and auto-biographies, walking in the countryside and more recently going to the gym.
Jess Johnston - Recruitment Officer
Jess joined us as a CAREGiver in 2014 after graduating in English Language from University of Chester and enjoyed the job so much she also came to assist us in the office with administrative tasks as part of our guaranteed hours scheme. This gave Jess a further insight into the administrative side of Home Instead. Jess was then invited to cover maternity leave for the Recruitment Officer. When the permanent position became available we were delighted she accepted it and now she is our full time Recruitment Officer.
Jess finds that having worked as a CAREGiver it helps her to select people with the right qualities to make a great CAREGiver.
Jess was born in Wirral and lives in Moreton with her family and her dog, a cockapoo named Lola. In her spare time Jess enjoys music and does voluntary work through her church working with young people.
Mary Jordan - Assistant Care Manager South West Wirral
Mary lives in Claughton with her partner and two daughters. Mary joined Home Instead as a CAREGiver in 2008. She has always loved working with elderly people and after her promotion four years ago to Assistant Care Manager for the South West Wirral Area she has relished the opportunity to further support her elderly clients. Mary receives many compliments from appreciative clients on a weekly basis and is a valued member of the team.
In her spare time Mary enjoys running and spending time with her family.
Pam Jordan - Finance Officer
Pam was born in Wirral and has lived here all her life. Pam is an invaluable member of the team who is responsible for all aspects of the financial administration of the business. Pam lives in Birkenhead with her partner and little girl. In her spare time Pam enjoys spending time with her family in particular at her caravan in North Wales.
Tracy Parkes - Scheduler
Tracy joined Home Instead as a CAREGiver in 2014 and became a Scheduler in 2016. Tracy had extensive experience of working with elderly prior to joining Home Instead and loves speaking to our wonderful clients.
Tracy was born and grew up in Birkenhead and has lived there all her life. She lives with her partner and their two children. In her spare time Tracy enjoys reading, particularly thrillers. Tracy adores animals.
Jayne Ward - Assistant Care Manager, North Wirral
Jayne began her career at Home Instead in 2011 as a CAREGiver, which she found incredibly rewarding. Jayne applied for the Care Quality Compliance Lead role in September, 2014 where she was successful and fitted into the team very well. Jayne is now the Assistant Care Manager for the North West Wirral. Jayne has always worked in the public sector, and held a senior position in her previous employment.
In her spare time, Jayne enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.
Recruitment Co-Ordinator - Jasmine Boyd
Since joining the company in March 2010, Jasmine has achieved her NVQ4 level in Business Administration and is currently undertaking QCF Level 5 in managment. After leaving college Jasmine worked with another company but was drawn to the care sector by a desire to belong to a caring company who made people welcome and changed the lives of people working for the company as well as those it served. Jasmine has special responsibility for identifying and recruiting the most trusted CAREGivers to Home Instead Wirral. Jasmine is responsible for the transition of CAREGivers from induction to regular CAREGiving. Jasmine enjoys spending her spare time with her friends and family, especially her Husband Martin and his little girl Ellie-Mae. Jasmine has recently given birth to her baby girl Amber who she adores.
Our CAREGivers are committed to providing a reliable, compassionate and friendly care service. Their thoughtfulness and dedication are an inspiration. They work tirelessly helping our clients retain their dignity whilst remaining independent their own homes. They arrive with a smile and friendly welcome for clients and their families.
Many of our CAREGivers entered the care sector because they want to make a difference to lives of the elderly, some of them having cared for loved ones of their own. Every day they provide comfort, companionship, practical help and personal care. Some of our CAREGivers have been with the Wirral Team from the very beginning and have witnessed the expansion and success of the Wirral Franchise as it continues to grow. The quality of our CAREGivers' work remains paramount; they continue to provide support, stimulation and personal care to our clients with absolute dedication and commitment.
If you are thinking of joining our CAREGiving Team, call the Wirral office on 0151 382 4000 or click on ‘Contact Us’ and send us an email!
"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the kindness and care you showed mum. Without your support I would not have been able to keep mum at home for as long as she was. When we hit crisis point you really pulled out all the stops to come to our rescue."Lynne and Margaret - Thingwall March 2017