Worcester: 01905 641 070
Bromsgrove: 01527 573 949
Kidderminster: 01562 535 420
Teme Valley: 01584 812 594

Malvern: 01684 869 432
Evesham: 01905 641 070
Bewdley: 01562 535 420
Ludlow: 01584 812 594
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Meet The Team

Rob Gready, Founder and Managing Director

Rob founded Eclipse HomeCare after a successful commercial career. Having started in farming he went on to set up what is now a European wide management consultancy business, auditing food supply chains for many of the major UK supermarkets. He has a strong Christian faith and lives locally in Pensax with his wife Chrissy and four children (now grown up).

‘’I started Eclipse HomeCare quite some time ago now, for two reasons.

Firstly I believe that the elderly are, in the vast majority of circumstances, better cared for in their own homes and local communities, surrounded by their friends and personal possessions for as long as they can or want to.

Secondly I knew that with carefully selected staff and better training and investment in communication technology we could give a better service to the elderly in need of support at home.

I am very proud of what we have achieved over the last 10 years. To be one of the most established providers serving Worcestershire South Shropshire and East Herefordshire, and to have been recognised by our clients as a top 10 agency in the UK for the second year in a row by Homecare.co.uk is a great credit to our team, and one of my biggest satisfactions comes from reading the many lovely comments posted up by our clients on Homecare.co.uk.’’

Chris Martyn-Smith, HR Director

Chris comes from a big Worcestershire family and lives locally in Abberley with his wife and four children. He has been involved in the local community for many years, having spent 20 years in Stourport building up TP Toys, the designer and manufacturer of many innovative children outdoor activity toys. His natural enthusiasm for people and innovative thinking forms part of the Eclipse difference.

‘’Every day I am impressed by the commitment and dedication of our team of lovely Caregivers, and their passion in delivering the very best of care to our clients. All I want to do is make sure that they are supported in every way possible to maintain these high standards. I believe we have our own unique culture that allows us deliver this day in day out and improve continually.’’

 


 

Tony Joyce, Registered Manager – Worcester Care Office

Tony has recently settled into married bliss with his lovely wife Sheila, in the beautiful Town of Malvern. He is active in the local church and community. He is a part time musician, writer and badminton player. He has been with Eclipse from the start and has a wealth of practical experience in the care sector –having worked in domiciliary and residential care for over 13 years. In addition to running the Worcester Office Tony oversees the delivery of training for the company, which is a detailed introduction to care and is of a high standard.

‘’I am committed to both our staff and clients being as much as they can be, this means enabling our clients to be as independent as possible set against backdrops of illness or age related conditions, and in a similar way for our lovely caregivers to have the skills and confidence they need plus the back office support to be the best caregivers in the area, to be as much as they can be also.’’

Elizabeth Jones, Registered Manager – Teme Valley Care Office

Elizabeth took over responsibility for the running of the Teme Valley Office based in Tenbury in 2016. She is currently studying for her level 5 Diploma in Health & Social care having previously been part of the senior management team at a large Extra Care Unit in Hereford. She has spent most of her life in Worcestershire and now lives with her husband in Bromyard.

‘’I have worked in the care sector for 15 years. I enjoy the challenge of delivering good quality support to people in their own homes, striving to promote independence and enable clients to remain in their own homes. I enjoy travel, swimming and bike riding.’’

 


 

Rob Thomas, Senior Care Coordinator

Rob has a unique blend of care sector knowledge and IT expertise which allows him to get the very best support information communicated in real time directly to our Caregivers. He spends time in every office but is based in Worcester.

‘’I started in care 10 years ago now after a successful 20 year career in the civil service both as an administrator and team leader. I had reached a certain age and decided I wanted a new career with more emphasis on helping people. This eventually led to my current role which allows me to better support our clients and colleagues by introducing enhancements in our visit rotas and care management system. A challenge I thoroughly enjoy.”

Tony Hunt, Training Manager

Tony lives in a glorious rural location just outside Martley. He has a lifetimes experience in the care sector and uses his breadth of experience to support in a number of roles across the business. This wealth of experience is shared with all Caregivers joining the Eclipse HomeCare Team during the very lively and interactive induction week. All Caregivers are required to complete this induction week based in our fully equipped training facility in Worcester, to gain the necessary Care Certificate.

‘’I have worked from almost the start at Eclipse HomeCare, moving from Worcestershire County Council. Part of my training role is to support new caregivers through their first days, weeks and months of hands on employment as well as their ongoing training needs. I am married with 3 children and a small farm that includes horses, sheep, pig, chickens, dogs and cats.’’

 


 

Rhoda Wild, Live in Care Team Leader (Worcestershire +)

“Working for Eclipse has given me the opportunity to help people maintain their independence at home and do a job that truly makes a difference in people’s lives. As an Area Team Leader I look after all our lovely Live in Care Clients across Worcestershire and the surrounding counties.’’

Dani Van Cleak, Area Team Leader (Kidderminster, Stourport, Bewdley)

”I am responsible for the Wyre Forest Area with 15 years of care experience within nursing homes and domiciliary care settings. I joined Eclipse HomeCare after it had been going a couple of years as a caregiver and got promoted to a team leader within a year. Eclipse HomeCare have sponsored and supported me through both my diplomas. I am animal mad with my own horses, dogs and birds.’’

 


 

Kim Tolnai, Area Team Leader (St Johns)

”I have been working for Eclipse HomeCare for a few years now, having joined the company as a Coordinator. I then progressed to Area Team Leader and now have an excellent team of caregivers and clients. I am a Worcester born and bred girl, who now lives next door to her parents. I recently got married to my soul mate, and have 2 daughters who now have both flown the nest, and I am soon to be a granny for the first time.’’

Sharon Clifton, Area Team Leader (Malvern to Rock)

”I have worked in the care sector since 1992, in both the domiciliary and acute sectors. I enjoy caring for people in their own homes and in my spare time I enjoy assisting my husband in the pub, where we live in Malvern.’’

 


 

Ashleigh Bishop, Admin Support (Teme Valley)

”I started with Eclipse as a caregiver and am now part of the admin team at Teme Valley in Tenbury. It’s been great to grow with the company. I live just outside Martley and love all animals, especially rabbits!’’

Denise Moule, Area Team Leader (Kidderminster)

"I have lived in Kidderminster all my life and recently joined the Eclipse HomeCare team, having already spent four years in domiciliary care. I started as a caregiver and love the fact that I have office responsibility but still get time to spend with the clients. In my spare time I love going on my sons Xbox (when he’s asleep)!’’

 


 

Claire Lakin, Area Team Leader (Worcester)

”I have been working in care for over 10 years in both domiciliary and nursing homes. I joined Eclipse when it first opened and was the third caregiver to be employed. I was promoted to Area Team Leader and enjoy this role. I have two children and have recently become a granny, and enjoy having my grandson to visit.’’

Janine Breakwell, Senior & Assis Care Coordinator (Maternity Cover) (Teme Valley incl Ludlow)

“I became a caregiver two and a half years ago after relocating to the Teme Valley area. I was promoted to Care Coordinator recently. A demanding job I thoroughly enjoy.’’

 


 

Ann Jackson, Bromsgrove Service Manager

”My journey through my working life has always been in health care. I am now based at our Gilbert Court Extra Care facility and have worked here for almost 8 years. I really enjoy my responsibility and being part of a great team; and hope we make a real difference to many people’s lives.’’

Denis Hamilton, Activities Coordinator (Bromsgrove)

‘’I have over twenty years’ experience working in the public sector, from being a drug counselor to that of running a community school for excluded young people. I am by nature an artist specialising in producing quality hand drawn portraits and I’m an avid badminton player.

Activities are the life blood of engaged caring as it provides opportunities for all to be outward looking in terms of developing and learning new skills, building confidence and recognising their abilities. It can turn all situations into a hive of optimistic achievements and a base for forming new and enjoyable memories and relationships. I consider myself privileged in having the opportunity to further develop the role as activities co-ordinator.’’ 

 


 

Rhian Allan, Care Coordinator

“I have worked at eclipse for 2 and a half years, having originally joined as a caregiver in 2014. I progressed and became a Care Coordinator in December 2014.”

Kirsty Oliver, Care Coordinator

”I was a caregiver with a previous company but after relocating to the Teme valley area I became a care coordinator with Eclipse HomeCare.’’

 


 

Jenney Fawkes, Assistant Care Coordinator

”I joined the team at Eclipse HomeCare early in 2016, after deciding on a career change from teaching.’’

Nikki Ridgway, Caregiver & Assistant Care Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

”Hi. I joined Eclipse HomeCare as a caregiver from another provider in 2016. I am very much looking forward to the challenge of the Care Coordinating role. I have 2 little boys and recently got married.’’

 


 

Chrissy Gready, Company Secretary

‘’As you will no doubt spot from my surname I have worked closely with my husband building up Eclipse HomeCare to be the best it can be, which has been both highly challenging and rewarding.

I never thought I would be a car buyer responsible for buying a fleet of cars for caregivers taking advantage of our unique and very popular Car Loan Purchase Scheme to get them mobile!’’

Lynn Brookes, Finance Manager

‘’I have worked in finance for 21 years, working my way up from a YTS student straight out of school at 16, re-training through college and working hard to progress my career to management level. I am a busy mum of one who enjoys spending time with loved ones. I am also a keen runner having completed 5 half marathons over the last 6 months.’’

 


 

Tina Langfield, Accounts Assistant

 

“Having had a long established career in the Public Sector, I decided to embark upon a new chapter. 

Since joining Eclipse HomeCare I have been made to feel very welcome and supported in my new role.’’

 

 


 

Shelley Reader, HR & Training Supervisor

”I joined the fun Eclipse team in 2015, and have worked in the health and social care sector for over 10 years. I am originally from London and moved to Worcester 16 years ago.’’

Becky Thompson, HR Assistant

‘’I have recently joined the Eclipse HomeCare team having gained a 2.1 in Sociology at Worcester University and am starting to understand the complexity of the role. It is great to be part of such a welcoming and positive team.’’