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 & Teme Valley Care Offices

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.’’

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.”

 

 


 

Anna Kuzniar, Live in Care Team Leader (Worcestershire+)

Anna has been with Eclipse HomeCare for over three years now. During her first two years she built up an excllent reputation with clinets as a care giver, and completed her Law Degree (well done Anna).

She has now taken a different responsibility and is responsible for the Live in Care Service. This new service has grown significantly over the last 3 years. This is due to the very bespoke nature of the service we offer – with all clients and caregivers being local people.

Dani Van Cleak, Area Team Leader (Kidderminster & Bromsgrove)

”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, Assistant Care Manager (Worcester Office)

”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.’’

Denise Moule, Area Team Leader (Teme Valley Care)

"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, Assis Care Coordinator (Teme Valley Area)

“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 (Bromsgrove)

“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 and have now progressed to running the new Extra Care and Domiciliary Care Service form Gilbert Court in Bromsgrove. Its a very dynamic and fast grwoing area of the business.”

​Vicky Bacciochi, Area Team Leader (Bromsgrove)

Vicky has been a key part of care at Gilbert Court for many years, having started as part of the Extra Care team.

She has taken on more and more responsibility over the years and was promoted to Area Team Leader in 2017.

There is a great sense of community at Gilbert Court and a good aprt of this is down to Vicky.

 


 

Karen Clarke, Assistant Care Coordinator (Worcester)

Karen started with Eclipse HomeCare as a Caregiver in our Kiddeminster team.

She joined the Worcester team relatively recently and has got off to a great start and now has full responsibility for the rostering of Worceter City, St Johns, Malvern and ‘The Rurals’ area (Suckley, Martley down to Rock).

She’s a lively character and great fun to work with.

Nikki Ridgway, Assistant Care Coordinator (currently on maternity)

”Hi. I joined Eclipse HomeCare as a caregiver from another provider in 2016.

I was very much looking forward to the challenge of the Care Coordinating role and have thorough enjoyed the challenge – even though it can get quite stressful at times.

I have 2 little boys who are quite a handful and have now gone on maternity leave to have another one!’’

 


 

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.’’