Fairfield Management Team
Kellieanne Harrison - Service Manager
Kellieanne has been employed by Fairfield since 2003. Kellieanne started with Fairfield as a support worker whilst studying at Liverpool Hope University and progressed through senior roles, ultimately to management level. Kellieanne now takes dual responsibility for service delivery management.
Kellieanne's experience in the care industry covers both children and adults. During her career, Kellieanne has been involved in all aspects of care and support for individuals with learning difficulties, mental health issues and autism. During Kellieanne's studying years, she gained a wide range of relevant experience in local special schools, working with people with autism and associated learning difficulties.
Kellieanne has achieved a certificate in Psychology from Liverpool University, Level 5 in Leadership and Management of HSC and has studied Autism at Lancaster College. Some other relevant training courses that have been undertaken include: Team-Teach, TEACCH, Safeguarding, Understanding Self-Harm, De-escaltion of Challenging Behaviour, Intensive Interaction, ASDAN Life Skills, Equality and Diversity, Mental Capacity and Best Interests, PECS, Health & Safety, Trainer Moving and Handling, Trainer Risk Assessment, Trainer Dignity in Care and many others.
Outside of her professional role, Kellieanne spends her time venturing through forests and play areas with her two young children. Kellieanne is green fingered, often spending her evenings after work tending to green areas...amongst cleaning up after her children!
Mandy Henshaw - Service Manager
Mandy decided to work with people whom had a disability from a young age. This this was mainly due to Mandy's home life, having a brother whom had Muscular Dystrophy and Mum whom had Multiple Sclerosis. Mandy grew up in an environment whereby she had different health professional service’s coming into the home daily, giving an insight on how having a family member with a disability and finding the right support for can be difficult. Mandy expresses having experienced some positive professional support and some not so positive – due to this, Mandy wanted to be in a service whereby she felt she could help to make a positive difference in a person’s life.
Mandy has worked in social care with adults who have Autism and learning disability’s since 1994. Over the years Mandy worked her way up through management roles; commencing her employment with a local authority as a support worker supporting adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.
Four years later Mandy was promoted to Group Leader, as part of a team setting up a new addition to the service that was to consist of housing suitable for adults who have a profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) working with health professionals such as Occupation Therapist and Physiotherapist. Mandy ensured she had recruited a team with the right values to support the people who would reside at the new tenancies.
Mandy was then selected to be CQC Registered Manager of the Service after a promotion from Deputy Manager. Mandy was acting manager for a large Domiciliary care service and a Respite service for 18 months and took on additional responsibilities at this time.
Mandy now takes dual responsibility for service delivery management. When Mandy is taking a break from her professional role, she enjoys travelling the breadth of the UK in her camper van with her partner and dog, often taking great pleasure in checking out the quality of whiskey distilleries.
Debbie McGarrigan - Registered Manager of Fairfield House
Debbie joined Fairfield as a support worker in February 2010 and went on to become registered manager of Oakfield House in July 2013 which has 2 placements. After some developments within the company, a position was opened for a larger role at Fairfield House, looking after 5 children. Debbie took on Registered Managers role for Fairfield House in December 2015.
Debbie has completed and gained a BA Honours Degree in Social Work, studying Children and Families, whereby she gained a lot of experience throughout her placements.
Debbie has completed numerous training courses since she began her role at Fairfield these include First Aid & Administration of Medication, Health & Safety, Risk Assessment, Safeguarding service users, Protection of vulnerable Adults, Epilepsy, Patient Handling, Moving and Handling, Team Teach, PEC's, Sign Language and Equality and Diversity training at Level 2 and Infection Control at Level 2. Debbie has completed the Diploma level 3 in management qualification with support from Fairfield. Debbie has completed her level 5 in leadership and children and young people diploma.
Debbie expresses having a personal feeling of satisfaction seeing the children in her care flourishing and meeting goals. In Debbie's time away from her professional role, she is what can be described as a 'home bird'. Debbie has a full house of family members on most days, enjoying a close knit connection and particularly enjoys time with her Grandchildren doing activities.
Leanne Doherty - Head Teacher Fairfield School
Leanne started work with Fairfield in August 2017.
Leanne had worked in different education settings- mainstream, alternative provision and independent schools but decided that she enjoyed contributing to an inclusive and bespoke environment where each student can be taught to achieve to their highest potential. Leanne felt that 'LAC' students who cannot find a setting that meets their needs would be catered for within Fairfield and wanted to be a part of such.
When asked what Leanne most enjoys about her role, she expresses watching the pride and confidence growth in our students to integrate and become a valued member of society by providing them with positive educational experiences and skills that allow them to believe in themselves.
Leanne holds a vast array of qualifications that contribute to the success of Fairfield Schools effective running: BA Hons degree, PGCE in SEN, MA Inclusive Education and SEND, Level 4 Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, L3 Prevent and DSL, L3 Mental Health Lead to name but a few.
Leanne holds a vast amount of experience in the industry. Leanne has been the Lead for Social, Emotional and Mental Health for 1000+ students in a mainstream setting, SEN tutor for NHS/Social Care/ Education employees, SEN main class teacher for pupil referral unit and independent school. Leanne is also a parent of children with special educational needs which offers a unique understanding when being able to respond to the needs of our students.
When Leanne is not engrossed in her professional role, she enjoys dog walking, rescuing animals to add to our Farm Project and generally enjoys a busy home life attending to her children and husband.