Experts in Residential & Domiciliary Care

Meet The Team

We thought you might like to meet the Bramley Care Management Team – a truly dedicated and hard-working group of professionals, committed to providing the highest standard of care to all our clients.  To help you get to know them, we asked them a few questions:

Kristie Chubb

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Kristie Chubb – Operations Manager for Bramley Care

What is your background in Care?
I’ve worked in Care for about 18 years. I started out in Home Care, then worked my way up, working towards plenty of qualifications as I went along.

How do you spend your free time?
I eat out most weekends with my husband – we try to find places that are dog friendly, and we enjoy going to festivals and concerts.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done and would you do it again?
I’m generally a bit of a chicken! I would love to go up in hot air balloon though – they don’t go too fast, do they?

What’s your perfect Friday night?
I’ll share a bottle of wine with my husband and if it’s sunny, we’ll sit out in the garden.

What’s your favourite book or film?
I love reading magazines, often about Care (I just can’t stop myself!) or about gardening or interior design, and I love going to the cinema.

How do you take your tea or coffee?
I have a nice cup of tea first thing in the morning – hot and strong with sugar. I spoil myself at the weekends with a nice latte.

 

Caroline Nicholson

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Caroline Nicholson – Registered Manager at Bramley House in Mere

What is your background in Care?
I have been working in care since 1999.  I have worked my way up through various different roles, working on nights as a Team Leader, Duty Manager, and Deputy Manager. Prior to  my role as Registered Manager at Bramley House, I was a Registered Manager in a residential home in Blandford for 3 years.

How do you spend your free time?
I spend my spare time walking or cycling  the beautiful coast and countryside in Dorset with my husband.  I really enjoy curling up in the conservatory with a good book and a glass of something chilled!

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done and would you do it again?
That’s a hard one!  I think it would have to be going on the Furius Baco, which is a roller coaster ride in Port Aventura – 0 to 83 miles per hour in 3 seconds is pretty scary!

What’s your perfect Friday night?
My perfect Friday night would have to be going to a concert – I love live music.

What’s your favourite book or film?
My favourite film is Fried Green Tomatoes. It would be too hard to choose my favourite book, but I love reading Terry Pratchett.

How do you take your tea or coffee?
I don’t really drink hot drinks, but have the odd half cup of coffee.

 

Richard Wagner

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Richard Wagner – Director of Bramley Care

What is your background in Care?
My first experience of working in a residential care home was back in 1988 in a care home in Liss in Hampshire. It was there that I realised that I really enjoyed caring for people. Now over 20 years on, I’ve never looked back and still enjoy every day.

How do you spend your free time?
I have many hobbies. I love making jewellery and DIY, but my passion lies with sailing and being out on the sea.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
I delivered my first born son, an experience I will treasure forever and I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again (although I really don’t want any more children!)

What’s your perfect Friday night?
Spending the evening together with my family and trying to encourage them to watch some science fiction on the TV with me.

What’s your favourite film?
I love the latest Star Trek movies and TV series.

How do you take your tea or coffee?
I take my coffee “au naturale” (black with no sugar) and my tea with a dash of milk.

 

Mary Blundy

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Mary Blundy – Registered Manager at Bramley Home Care

What is your background in Care?
I have worked in Care for over 25 years. I started when my children were small and soon discovered that I loved making a positive difference to people’s lives, which is why I’m still working in Care today.

How do you spend your free time?
I love gardening with my husband and going for long walks in the countryside

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done and would you do it again?
Riding “The Big One” in Blackpool. I loved it and would definitely do it again!

What’s your idea of a perfect Friday night?
Going to see a good rock band.

What’s your favourite book or film?
My favourite book is “Fair Stood the Wind for France” by H E Bates.

How do you take your coffee?
Black no sugar thanks…… are you offering?

 

George The Cat

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George – Top Cat at Bramley House

What is your background in Care?
I’ve worked in Care all my life.  I don’t really see it as a job, for me it’s more of a vacation.

How do you spend your free time?
I sometimes nip out for a night on the tiles, but mostly I just enjoy teasing the chickens and getting my tummy stroked.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done and would you do it again?
There was that incident with the pond!  Please, don’t remind me!

What’s your idea of a perfect Friday night?
A generous sliver of steak, washed down with a saucer of cream, and a cosy lap to curl up on – I don’t ask for much.

What’s your favourite book or film?
Ooh, I do love the Aristocats.  They just don’t make them like that any more!

How do you take your coffee?
Forget the coffee – I’ll just have the cream.

 

Vicki Collins

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Vicki Collins – Registered Manager at The Old Rectory in Stalbridge

What is your background in Care?
I have worked in Care since I left school, after helping to care for an elderly relative. I have worked at The Old Rectory since 2012, working my way up to being Registered Manager.

How do you spend your free time? 
I spend my spare time with my family and my horse Milly.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done and would you do it again?
I went for a ride in a hot air balloon, and I loved it!  I would definitely do it again.

What’s your perfect Friday night?
On a Friday night I like to completely relax, with a bit of TV, a bottle of wine and a takeaway.

What’s your favourite book or film?
My favourite book is Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans.  My favourite film is Lost Boys.

How do you take your tea and coffee?
I don’t drink tea – only coffee – black and strong!!

 

Paula Stone

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Paula Stone – Deputy Manager at Bramley House in Mere

What is your background in Care?
I have worked at Bramley House for 25 years. I first came here as a student to work as a kitchen assistant, and then gradually worked my way up, working as a Carer, then a Senior Carer and now as Deputy Manager.

How do you spend your free time?
I love spending time with my husband and two children and walking my dog Rebel.  We are so lucky to have lots of lovely local walks here in Mere, which is such a beautiful place to live. I consider myself really lucky to have lived here all my life. I go swimming and do pilates once a week, and I love to cook when I have the time.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
I don’t like heights, but I went up in a hot air balloon for my 30th birthday!

What’s your perfect Friday night?
I like to stay in with a bottle of wine and watch a good chick flick.

What’s your favourite film?
My favourite film is Grease

How do you take your tea or coffee?
I’m a real coffee snob – it has to be good quality and it has to be black!

Prim

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Primrose – Pampered Pooch at The Old Rectory

What is your background in Care?
I have devoted most of my life to my career at The Old Rectory and am highly trained in many specialist skills, such as rolling over and having my tummy tickled.

How do you spend your free time?
I love to go for long walks in the country with my family.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done and would you do it again?
Scary?  What’s that? I may be small, but I am very bold!

What’s your perfect Friday night?
On a Friday night I like to curl up on my Mum’s lap in front of the telly.

What’s your favourite book or film?
I do love a good romance – I’m rather partial to Lady and the Tramp.

How do you take your tea and coffee?
In a bowl please.