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Duncan Smith

Managing Director

Inspired by the memory of his Grandfather, Murray Affleck, who was a well-known and respected GP and Consultant Physician at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, he set up Caremark Kirklees in 2015 with the vision to become the best provider of home care in the region, delivering the highest quality of care possible in order to improve the quality of life for customers who choose to live independently in their own home.

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Jennifer Wood

Registered Care Manager

Jennifer joined Caremark Kirklees as our Registered Care Manager in August 2020. She has spent the last 25 years working in homecare, starting as a carer and moving into more senior and management roles. She is focused on outcomes and delivering a great customer service for the people we support across Kirklees.

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Fiona Smith

Director – Recruitment & Marketing

Fiona started at Caremark Kirklees in August 2020. A qualified teacher, she joined her husband Duncan in the family business and leads the recruitment and induction of  new care assistants, and manages our marketing activities.

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Katie Fowler

Senior Care Coordinator

Katie started as a Care Coordinator in September 2020. Her role is to ensure all customer visits are allocated and to maintain appropriate office procedures. Katie is a very experienced Coordinator with over 10 years in previous senior roles. Katie recently achieved her Level 5 in Leadership and Management and is now our Senior Coordinator.

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Natasha Lamptey

Compliance and Training Manager

Natasha joined Caremark as a carer in 2019 and quickly impressed with her positive attitude and naturally caring nature. She became Office Administrator in September 2020 and stepped up to be a Care Coordinator in October 2021. She now oversees the smooth running of the busy office, ensuring the company is compliant with all regulatory requirements and she has recently taken on the huge responsibility for the initial training of our new care assistants and the refresher training for the rest of our staff.

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Helen Murray

Senior Field Care Supervisor

Helen has a background in care, having worked as a support worker in a residential home for young people. As Senior Field Care Supervisor, she carries out assessments in customers’ homes before we start providing their care. Helen says she has never been afraid to ask questions and this helps when ensuring a customer’s care plan matches their exact needs.

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Nicole Pachniuk

Field Care Supervisor

Nicole joined Caremark Kirklees as a Field Care Supervisor in October 2023 and is responsible for supporting around 40 carers, as well as carrying out assessments for new customers and helping to put care plans in place for them.

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Leigh Menzies

Care Coordinator

Leigh has over 8 years experience in delivering care and support. She joined the team as a Care Coordinator in September 2022 and manages the Colne Valley area of Huddersfield.

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Emily Broadbent

Care Coordinator

Emily started her career with Caremark as a carer in November 2020. Caring is in her genes – both her parents are carers and she quickly became a Senior Carer. In a further promotion in January  2023 she joined the team as a Care Coordinator  and now manages the Holme Valley, Almondbury & Newsome areas.

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Bethany Foleher

Field Care Supervisor

Bethany Foleher has over 10 years’ care experience, and an impressive 7 with Caremark. She has worked up to the position of part time Field Care Supervisor which involves her doing assessments with our new customers and reviews of care with existing customers. She also provides support and guidance out in the field to our care assistants. She likes to keep her skills up to date by working as a Senior Carer for part of the week. In her spare time Bethany is an avid football fan.

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Kim Charlton

Office Administrator

Kim started at Caremark in November 2022. She has over 30 years’ office administration experience, more than 22 years in the primary school just up the road. She is unflappable and professional and takes excellent care of our customers, care assistants and office staff.

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