Mr Brad Rawlinson gained a First Diploma in Building Studies and went on to progress through all capacities within our organisation from the onset. Brad spent 2 years on a training placement at Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital- 12 months as a Nursing Assistant working with acute psycho-geriatric people and 12 months at the Edenfield Centre-adult forensic mental health service. He became the Registered Manager of Merrymeet before transferring to the same position at Bradmere. He was a Director of B & M Community Services Ltd and also Co-Proprietor of CLIMB Residential Care Home-a short term project designed to meet the reduced care needs and rehabilitation of specific residents who were moving forward. Brad has management relief experience working in a mental health forensic residential care home and was also employed as Management Liaison & Supervision Officer for a project offering a temporary forensic residential care service.
Brad has gained his BTEC in Care Management, attended seminars at Prestwich and Ashworth Hospital and gained certificates in; Managing Staff, Managing Safely (IOSH), Communication and Team Building, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Understanding Depression, Schizophrenia (diagnosis, treatment and research), Accessing Social Services, Family Coping Strategies, Conflict Resolution and Personal Safety, D.O.L.S., Safeguarding Adults- POVA, The Mental Capacity Act, Infection Control, Nutrition Awareness, First Aid, Alcohol and Drug Awareness, Mental Health Awareness, Dementia in Younger People; Korsakoff’s Syndrome, Storing and Handling of Medications, Fire Safety, Risk Assessment and Analysis, Food Hygiene, Challenging Behaviour, Diabetes, Day Care, Legislation and Employment Law.
Brad is a Partner of Bradmere & Merrymeet Residential Care Homes, Registered Manager at Bradmere Residential Care Home and a Trustee of B & M Stepping Stones Ltd.
Mrs Meredith Knight manages the administration for the organisation. She is engaged in the updating and implementation of policies and procedures in accordance with legislation and partnership working. She has worked in all capacities within our organisation and was Registered Manager of Merrymeet, Co-Proprietor and Registered Manager of CLIMB and a Director of B & M Community Services Ltd. She has studied Psychology, Child Development and International Environmental Policy and has gained a BTEC in Care Management, 60 points at Level 2 Open University accreditation (towards BSc) in Biology, Brain & Behaviour and certificates in Infection Control, Managing Staff, Understanding Depression, Schizophrenia, Accessing Social Services, Family Coping Strategies and Day Care. Meredith is Chief Executive of B & M Stepping Stones Ltd and a Partner of Bradmere & Merrymeet Residential Care Homes.
Mr Peter Kelly is our Registered Manager of Merrymeet Residential Care Home. Peter has worked in care since 1994 and has experience working with people who have mental health problems, challenging behaviour, learning difficulties and physical disabilities. He has worked at The Links and was a Voluntary Hospital Manager at The Spinney working on the appeals panel. He joined B & M Community Services Ltd support team in 1996 before he was recruited to his current post. He was once registered with Salford Social Services to provide respite care for people with learning difficulties and continues to be registered as an Adult Placement Carer. He has an HNC in Care Management, NVQ Level IV Registered Managers Award, a City & Guilds Level II in Business Administration, a Diploma in Aromatherapy, an A Level in Psychology and an O Level in Sociology. He has certificates in Handling Medication, Infection Control, Makaton, Personal Management, Basic Food Hygiene, First Aid, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Managing Safely (IOSH), Mental Health Awareness, D.O.L.S., Safeguarding Adults- POVA, Abuse Awareness, Conflict Resolution & Personal Safety, Decontamination & Sterilisation in Health Care Environments Level 2, Drug & Alcohol Awareness for Mental Health Settings, Communication & Team Building, The Mental Capacity Act.