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Timeline of Richardson Care 1989 - 2021

Our Story

Brian and Jackie Richardson established The Richardson Partnership for Care in 1989, when they opened up their own home in Northampton to support people with learning disabilities. They soon realised that there was also a need for specialist residential care for adults with acquired brain injury. So, in 1994, they used their experience and skills to open another specialist residential care home.

Richardson Care has grown to encompass six homes and the family atmosphere and desire to provide a positive and supportive environment remain. The second generation of the family, Laura Richardson-Cheater and her husband, Greg, now run the business.

We believe that environment and social inclusion are at the heart of fulfilment, and combined with clinical care, these lead to enhanced quality of life and successful rehabilitation. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, and our experience has demonstrated that even people who present with the most challenging behaviour can be supported to achieve their potential and be happy.

Over the years, ‘Richardson’ has become more than a family name and the name of the organisation. It has become a brand that encompasses the values that we stand for: high quality care, professionalism and placing the service user at the centre of everything we do. Therefore after celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2019, we decided to update our identity to reflect this and became Richardson Care.

Richardson Care is still a privately-owned family business with Laura and Greg Richardson-Cheater at the helm, supported by Operational & Clinical Officer, Jane Payne. We continue to innovate and focus on enabling service users to have a better quality of life, supporting them to fulfil their potential as valued and respected human beings.

1989 – Brian and Jackie Richardson open the first home for 10 adults with learning disabilities, in Clarence Avenue, Northampton

1992 – Greg Cheater completes a volunteer placement

1993 – A second home in Clarence Avenue opens for 4 people with learning disabilities

1994 – 144 Boughton Green Road opens for 14 people with acquired brain injuries

1995 – Greg returns as a Senior Care Support Worker

2000 – Laura Richardson becomes a Partner

2003 – 23 Duston Road opens for 10 people with acquired brain injuries

2003 – Jane Payne joins as Registered Homes Manager

2003 – Greg becomes a Partner, Laura & Greg take over the day-to-management of the organisation

2004 – Julita Frackowska joins as Assistant Psychologist

2007 – 2 & 8 Kingsthorpe Grove open, and service users move from Clarence Avenue

2009 – ‘Martin the Music Man’ starts providing Music Enrichment activities

2010 – The Richardson Mews opens – a home for 25 adults with acquired brain injury

2011 – Jane Payne becomes Service Manager

2011 – Jacky Johnson joins as Homes Manager at 144 Boughton Green Road

2011 – Guy Stewart, Chartered Physiotherapist, joins the multi-disciplinary team

2012 – Tally Thumwood joins Richardson Care as an Activity Support Worker

2013 – The Richardson Partnership for Care gains ASDAN Accreditation

2014 – The Richardson Partnership for Care celebrates its 25th anniversary

2014 – Dr Seth Mensah, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist & Dr Pedro Areias Grilo, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, join the multi-disciplinary team

2015 – The Richardson Mews & 144 Boughton Green Road gain Headway Approved Provider Status

2015 – Gill Ayris joins the Admissions & Referrals Team

2016 – Helen Petrie becomes Homes Manager at The Richardson Mews

2019 – The Coach House opens, a home for 11 adults with acquired brain injury

2019 – The focus of 23 Duston Road changes from acquired brain injury to support for adults with dual diagnosis, learning disabilities and complex needs

2019 – The organisation celebrates 30 years

2020 – “The Richardson Partnership for Care” rebrands to become “Richardson Care”

2020 – Tally Thumwood promoted to Homes Manager at 2 & 8 Kingsthorpe Grove

2021 – Nikki Hives joins as Homes Manager at The Coach House

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