High quality residential and day services for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Meet our team

  Michael Derrick – Managing Director
Mike joined the company in 1997 after completing a Diploma in Nursing and having worked in the National Health Service for a number of years. He works closely with the management team providing supervision and support and ensuring the aims, ethos and objectives of the company are achieved, most importantly high standards of care and safety. Mike is responsible for strategic planning, finance and undertaking regular audits of the service provided. Mike is an executive director of the East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Registered Care Association, working with other specialist care providers on issues affecting the care sector..
  Michelle Spates – Facilities Director
Michelle joined the company in 2008 and brings valuable business leadership and management experience from her career in the national media industry. Michelle oversees the management & maintenance of the company facilities & works closely with the Registered Managers & staff team to ensure the quality of our environment & equipment
  Tina O’Callaghan, Registered Manager, Carricks Brook
Tina is our manager at Carricks Brook, a residential care home for adults with Autism and challenging needs. Tina holds an LMC award along with a number of NVQ and specialist care qualifications . She is also our in -house N.A.P.P.I. (Non-Abusive, Psychological & Physical Intervention) trainer. Tina has worked with adults with autism and learning disabilities for more than 20 years, both in support and staff training.
  & Hamish Duffy - Deputy Manager, Carricks Brook
Hamish has worked in the care sector here in the UK as well as in New Zealand and Australia for over 15 years and has a broad experience of clients and services. Prior to working at Carricks Brook, supporting Tina O’Callaghan, Hamish was senior team leader for The Pavilion at our sister home Oakdown House.