The Rehabilitation Team

Kingly Care Partnership retain a full complement of well trained and dedicated staff, including Consultant Neuropsychiatry and three Neurological Occupational Therapists.  High staffing levels enable the daily facilitation of comprehensive rehabilitation programme which are driven by resident’s needs and wishes but tailored to ensure individual suitability and to maximise independence through compensatory, adaptive, educational and developmental modalities, among many others.  There is also a well-grounded drive, delivered by all staff, to incorporate rehabilitation principals into everyday activities and tasks. 

In assembling the Kingly Care Partnership team, we appreciated that it is both the leadership and the approach advocated that is paramount in forging and maintaining the enduring cohesion of that team. From the outset, we were clear that we both wanted to (and would) actively fulfil this leadership role, working alongside our team on a day to day basis. Through this ‘hands on’ approach to both supporting our Residents’ and our staff team, we can ensure that our values feed directly into the climate of the home.

The Company Directors are Mandy Newman and Michelle McEnroe. They have worked together for 18 years within the field of Acquired Brain Injury. Michelle acts as the Responsible Person within the organisation although both Directors share operational control of the Kingly Care Partnership.

kingly care director - mandy newmanLynne Barnett BSc (Hons) - Registered Homes Manager
Lynne qualified as an Occupational Therapist at Coventry University and has 8 years’ experience working in her chosen field of neurological rehabilitation. Throughout her training and previous employment Lynne has been involved in research projects exploring the challenges and barriers to independence and initiatives aimed at improving quality of life. Lynne is driven by a philosophy of empowerment, and strives to enable choice, autonomy and improved performance for those we support at Kingly Care Partnership.

Lynne has the overall day to day responsibility for the delivery of the care and rehabilitation across all settings.

Dr Gavin Tennent DM FRCPsych - Neuropsychiatrist
After training at Oxford and the Middlesex Hospital, Dr Tennent completed a postgraduate course in Criminology and basic psychiatric training at the Maudsley Hospital taking him into Forensic Psychiatry. He took up directorship of the Special Hospitals Research Unit providing Dr Tennent with many research opportunities and the possibility of setting up a case register system for the hospitals which persisted for the next twenty or so years. A complete change of scene in every way took him to Bermuda where along with Dr Peter Eames and others he reorganised their mental health services.

A return to England saw him becoming Medical Director at St Andrews Hospital during a period of major change including the development of the Kemsley Unit, the forerunning acquired brain injury rehabilitation unit. Later with AMI he and his team were able to develop further private secure unit services for both the mentally ill and brain injury. After a brief spell as a Visiting Professor in Toronto and their Broadmoor equivalent, again going through major reorganisation, and then a further period in Bermuda he returned to the UK. Since then he has worked as a Consultant in the NHS, an MHRT member and in the private sector doing mainly assessments for the Courts.

kingly care director - mandy newmanRebecca Mountford Bsc (Hons), BSc (Hons) - Deputy Homes Manager & Lead Neuro-Occupational Therapist
Rebecca qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Coventry University; she also holds a Physical Education and Sports Science degree from Loughborough University. Throughout her training and previous employment Rebecca has seen first-hand the transforming power of engaging in meaningful activity and the associated physical, mental health, functional and psychosocial benefits that this can bring.

Rebecca relishes the challenge and diversity that working within neurology brings.  She is driven to fully embrace a philosophy of enablement, ensuring residents at Kingly House are supported to realize choice, autonomy and improved functional performance in the areas that are significant to their lives.

Reporting to the Registered Homes Manager, Rebecca manages and oversees the complex medical, mental health and brain injury sequelae of the highly dependent residents.

Other Therapies
The Kingly Care Partnership employs four full time Neurological Occupational Therapists. We have access, on consultancy basis, to specialist Speech & Language, Neuropsychology and Neurophysiotherapy support.

Hannah Watkins - Assistant Homes Manager
Hannah supports the Registered Homes Managers through her role of Assistant Homes Manager; overseeing the rehabilitation and care needs of the highly dependent residents. She has worked in the field of brain injury / neurological rehabilitation for 5 years. Hannah has achieved NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care; is currently working through the Kingly Care Partnership Leadership & Management programme; and holds a BA honours degree in Social Policy & Criminology.

peter bellPeter Bell - Operations Manager
Peter is an experienced Operations Manager within the area of brain injury rehabilitation, having worked in the field for 10 years in various senior posts.

Jacky Briggs - HR Manager
Jacky is Human Resource Consultant, providing input and guidance on an as required basis regarding the management of Kingly House employees. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with significant experience in both generalist Human Resources and line management, acquired in a broad range of industry sectors. Jacky has worked with us for over 6 years.

Ann Stocker - Training Manager
Ann is a teacher and is qualified in health and safety practices and also holds the NEEBOSH award. She will provide all statutory and complementary staff training. Ann has worked with adults with acquired brain injury for the last 17 years.

Michelle Hall - Administrator
As an experienced administrator, Michelle provides invaluable support the entire Kingly Care Partnership team, and is based at Kingly House.

Roobarb the dog

Roobarb, a ten year old border collie, accompanies Michelle to Kingly House and splits her time between the office and checking on the wellbeing of the residents with the Kingly Care Partnership. She is incredibly friendly and sensitive around the residents and is a welcomed member of the team.

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