About Us – My Care at Home
My Care at Home was formed by Maggie Fisher and a friend whilst on maternity leave, their motivation and inspiration came from wanting to deliver quality care and companionship for older people and vulnerable adults in their own homes. In Maggie’s early 20’s her grandmother came to live with her family, she had dementia and was also living with cancer. As a family they had to take care of all her physical and emotional needs, this was a very challenging time as a family and occasionally they required outside support. Trusting someone to come into your home and look after a family member is a big step to take, which is why My Care at Home was formed. We want to make this transition easier for you, offering support and advice and providing a reliable high quality service to meet your individual needs, or your family member’s needs.
Maggie Fisher is our Director
Maggie started her career in the NHS and qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1990. She then joined the British Army in 1992 as a Ward Sister, and progressed to the rank of senior Captain. Maggie specialised in Neurology and also gained ENB 998 teaching certificate. She served in Bosnia and during this time worked with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Health Organisation (WHO) to help improve the health services in the local communities, this included setting up GP led clinics. Maggie also worked as Night Sister at Military hospitals, responsible for the hospital during night hours, bed management and staffing issues.
Maggie left the Army in 2001 and worked in the pharmaceutical industry as an Account Manager, responsible for business planning and liaising with commissioners in the NHS and offering support with service redesign. Maggie combines her medical and business acumen to support quality of care and business growth.
We care passionately about our client’s welfare and want to attract the best people to deliver care in the home. Our vision was and still is, to employ high calibre home care workers who love to care and provide them with an excellent training programme and salary. All My Care at Home staff are paid the Living wage for delivery of care, and are paid for their training and travel time. We also have 24/7 well-being service for all our staff, clients and their relatives and have our own Mental Health First Aider. This approach to our staff also helps with staff retention and to support continuity of home care for our clients
Amanda Thomson is our Registered Care Manager
Amanda is an experienced Manger, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge which she uses every day in her role as Care Manager. She shares our vision of providing high quality care in your own home. She is passionate about the company and delivering Outstanding results. Amanda is focused on delivering comprehensive training to our Personal Care Practitioners to ensure they are well prepared when they go out into the community to deliver care. If you would like to book a care assessment for yourself or a member of your family, please give Amanda a call.
Call Amanda on: 01449 678000 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Holman is our Deputy Care Manager
Michelle Holman is our Deputy Care Manager. She has 20 years experience in the care sector, working in both residential and home care. Michelle loves working in Home Care and has worked as a Care Worker and Care Coordinator for My Care at Home. Her standards are very high and she has an eye for detail and drive for improving the quality of our service.
She works very closely with our manager Amanda to ensure our training continues to be updated and delivered to the highest standards. Our training is a real mix of sharing knowledge and then applying it practically in a safe environment.
Michelle can be contacted on 01449 678000 or email Michelle.email@example.com
Julie Ponton is our Care administrator
Julie started working for My Care at Home in April 2022 as our Care administrator, she has a wealth of experience in administration, her past roles have included jointly managing a Pre-School and she spent 10 years working for the NHS Out of hours GP and 111 service, and 18 years working in finance. She holds a level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and a Level 2 diploma in team leadership and two NVQ’s in business and administration. Julie is soon to start a new role as our Onboarding assistant. She will be dealing with staff recruitment and advertising our service to potential clients and working closely alongside new staff when they begin their career with us, this is something she is very passionate about because we have such an incredible team at My Care at Home. We work hard to promote independence and dignity, with our clients care at the centre of everything we do. Julie also knows what it is like to be a client, as we supported her mother for over 6 years. So she understands what is it like to be a carer, a client and a part of our office team.
Julie can be contacted on 01449 678000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org