Breathing new life into communities

We are committed to delivering a good quality service to people in a way that delivers the best outcomes and helps people to live their best life.

Our Care Pathway has been developed over many years experience within the sector by our Team.

We follow three core steps.

TRANSITION: We work with the person in their current environment to understand their current needs and begin to formulate their individual journey of change plans.

TRANSFER: We work together with the individual to identify the right time to transfer ensuring consistency is maintained throughout and that the individual can develop trusted relationships.

LIVING THE BEST LIFE: Our unique approach of creating the right environment through the development of independent living apartments with ongoing support, enables us to begin to integrate people back into their local community.

Our service is always person centred which forms a key part of our Care Pathway.

"To work in partnership with individuals and organisations allows us to shape how people want to live in our communities."

We fully understand the importance of the development of suitable buildings and facilities, along with care packages, to bring together services allowing us to deliver better outcomes.  We have, therefore, created optimum living spaces suitable for Supported Living.

Our Board members include experienced people within social and health care and have achieved, delivered, and led on many transformational programmes.  Collectively we have a huge understanding of different local authorities and that, coupled with our large network, allows us the opportunity to work with a wide range of specialist partners to deliver better outcomes for people.

At Breathe Care & Living, we provide specialist residential care and support for adults with mental health issues and behaviours as well specialist neurological conditions.

At our independent led living facilities, we offer various services that can assist with even the most complex of placements. 

Some of these include:

Every person has access to our highly trained, experienced, multi-disciplinary clinical team.

Our Care Pathway is central to the service that we provide at Breathe Care & Living.  This encourages the prevention and reduction of challenging behaviour, whilst focussing on improved quality of life, inclusion, participation and support of valued social roles.  Our process focuses on the individual’s strengths and their protective factors, which helps to prevent incidents of behaviour that challenges.

Each person has their own Care Pathway and is involved, as much as possible, in creating their own plan. It includes information about their likes and dislikes, what makes them feel calm and happy, and what makes them feel anxious or triggers any challenging behaviour.  The Pathway Plan is an active, progressive document and is constantly reviewed and amended.

Jenny Wyke

Executive Assistant to the Board

Jenny works with the Board of Directors to ensure day to day operations run in an effective and coordinated manner. Her ability to keep the Board of Directors focused and organised means that we can continue to grow our business knowing that our ethos will always be at the forefront.

Alongside Jenny’s knowledge of both large and small commercial building projects, her wealth of experience in recruitment, human resources and finance, her strong organisational and communication skills, as well as her process driven mentality gained from her extensive experience within the NHS and privately owned businesses, ensures that she is a key member within the Breathe Care & Living team.

Stefan Gavin

Construction Director

Stefan carries the design and creativity forward. His career is a testament to his energy, drive and ambition. Hailing from a family of well-esteemed property professionals he has bolstered this tradition by founding his own companies in Architectural design, property development and investment.

Stefan’s career started after achieving a 1st class honours degree, followed by being awarded ‘The most enterprising student of 2003’ by STEP. Stefan has a hands-on relentless work ethic, combined with an outstanding knowledge of construction and design, together with a clear understanding of project viability studies, giving an excellent foundation to be at the forefront of Breathe Care & Living’s developments.

Zafir Bhatti

Director of Operations

Zafir brings over a decade of experience in transitioning and supporting individuals from secure settings through to supported living and, ultimately, independent living in the community. His vast experience incorporates the detail and attention that is required to help our residents on their journey and his ability to pre-empt the heightened anxieties and strains associated with these changes are a huge asset to Breathe Care & Living.

His knowledge in recruitment and human resources and his front-line experience brings a critical awareness to our colleagues when our residents start, and continue, on their Hope Pathway.

Dr Carolyn Kus

Founder and Director of Governance and Policy

Having gained over 37 years of significant and progressive experience within the public sector over the course of her career, Carolyn’s role is crucial to Breathe Care & Living; our unique Hope Pathway has been developed by her vast knowledge in mental health and supported living.

With her broad-based wisdom across diverse sectors and specialist executive experience in healthcare and social care, as well as her experience and knowledge of leadership in top teams, we are in safe hands. Carolyn is also a well-known speaker around care policies and governance within many forums around up and down the country.

Stephen Crouch

Founder and Chief Executive

Stephen has strong leadership qualities and is highly adept at building and managing teams. For the last two decades he has been managing director in a successful commercial development company which has had large involvement in refurbishments for the likes of The Belfry Golf & Spa, Coca Cola and many care and educational institutions. His acute networking skills enable him to identify and draw out the best in people; using their skills to get the job done.

Stephen’s focus is on developing the best care within the best living environments to suit our residents’ profiles. Each Board and Team member is Stephen’s number one priority and his encouragement and management ensures that each colleague delivers their very best. He brings the key strengths of organisation and management of supply partners, forming partnerships with joint venture investors, raising investment capital and acquisitions.

Andre Gonzalez De Savage

Chairman

A highly experienced Director and Chairman with large success in delivering training, mentoring and strategic planning in premium customer, hospitality and commercial operations both in the UK and Internationally.

André has 15 years public sector direct budget responsibility for, in excess, of £150m annual division spend, with circa 1,000 direct and indirect reports. He has collectively been responsible for £1bn of public funding. André’s strategic planning and operational control bring a hands-on worker who is able to multi-task and bring together great teams, in all environments.

Under his belt are 30 years Government, Economic Development, Education and Charitable Trust responsibilities. André Launched and delivered the Sino – British Trade & Enterprise multi-nation agreement and developed the British Enterprise Partnership connecting and maximizing Commercial and Charitable operations throughout the UK. André has also spearheaded key infrastructure and digital connectivity projects.