Following your initial assessment, we prepare a care plan to meet your individual needs, providing the treatment and care to help your development and rehabilitation. This includes ongoing neuropsychological assessments and may also include physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy. We appreciate that everyone is different, and this care plan helps you to achieve your own personal goals.

Below are just some different needs you might have where we can help support you. For example:

  • supervision to comply with your medication
  • help with rebuilding and sustaining daily living and social skills
  • programme of inhouse and external activities to minimise boredom and isolation
  • support to engage in therapetic interventions
  • support to attend specialist day care services
  • supervision and support with personal care issues
  • assistance to participate in community activities
  • assistance to identify and enrol on college or training courses
  • supporting social activities & inclusion
  • support to register and attend appointments with primary care services
  • escorting to appointments, shopping and recreational activities
  • support to organise holidays and trips
  • supporting financial independence & managment


The difference between supported living at Breathe and a residential care home:

Our supported living service helps you with a range of support needs go gain a better level of independence, whilst offering that extra physical and emotional support whenever it is needed to help lead fulfilling lives in your own home within our developments.
One of the biggest benefits of supported living is to thrive in a calm environment with the support of a specialist care team, regaining a greater level of independence with long term positive outcomes.

Living with us, you’ll will have your own tenancy and care support packages, but still have full control over all bills, household chores and other responsibilities that are involved with living in your own home. Breathe fully supports each person to regain their highest levels of independence possible, helping you in achieving your goals.

If you would like to speak to one of our friendly team and hear more about what we can offer you, please call us on 01933 423180

Dr Melanie Stevens

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Melanie Stevens, is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and has worked in psychological practice for over 19 years. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology in 2012. Dr Stevens has worked in the NHS, Independent sector and MoD. Her work experiences cover the neurological conditions pathway; inpatient acute units, outpatient departments and rehabilitation services.

Dr Stevens has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of complex psychological difficulties and neuropsychological issues. This includes assessments of mental capacity and cognitive assessments and rehabilitation programmes for adjustment to life changing injuries. Dr Stevens’ Medicolegal work includes the assessment and reports for presentation at court.

Dr Stevens has specialised in the emotional adjustment and the neurobehavioral therapies that people with an ABI can have. Dr Stevens and our Clinical Director, Amanda Swain, have worked together over the last 8 years and specialise in developing neurobehavioral rehabilitation programmes for people with behaviour that is limiting their opportunities to move forward and achieve their goals.

 Dr Stevens continues to be involved in training and teaches on the doctorate program at Birmingham University.

Stefan Gavin

Chief Development 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

Chief Operations Director

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.

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 combined pathway.

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


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.