Who we are
Tricuro is a provider of high quality care and support to older people; people with physical and learning disabilities; people with mental health needs; dementia; carers and clients’ families. This extends to respite care for families and carers.
Tricuro operates services across Bournemouth, Poole Christchurch and rural Dorset, ranging from Residential Homes, Day Services, Supported Living sites and Rehabilitative Home Care (also known as Reablement).
Tricuro is a Local Authority Trading Company, first formed in 2015. Our mission is to provide high quality, innovative person centred care and support. We aim to maximise people’s independence and treat each person as an individual in their own right and, respect their wishes and preferences as to what services they require and how they would like it delivered.
Meet our Executive Team
Graham trained as a nurse before moving into social work. He spent many years in Surrey including five years on the board as a director with a specialist mental health and learning disability NHS Trust representing both Surrey and Hampshire local authorities. Graham was involved in setting up one of the first social work led local authority trading companies which led to a position advising the cabinet office on the benefits of LATCs. He was the ADASS representative in the development of the social work professional capabilities framework in England and the ASYE national standards for probationary social workers. He has enjoyed posts as a DASS and corporate director in recent years as well as a specialist consultant in social care, integration and system change.
Les Small FCCA is a qualified accountant with over 30 years’ experience in Finance, within different industries. He specialises in reporting, efficiencies, cost savings and enhancing/implementing financial systems. He enjoys walking his two Labradors on the beach with his wife and daughter, and playing cricket.
Executive Director of Operations
Kimberley has been a qualified nurse for 17 years. She has extensive nursing and leadership experience within the NHS, LA, and private sectors. Kimberley has substantial experience in multi-site operational management and strategic planning. Her passion is ensuring robust governance is evident for people’s quality of care and support alongside safeguarding.
Charlie has almost 40 years’ experience working in Social Care. 30 years in Local Government Social Services, in roles as diverse as youth justice, voluntary sector grants coordination, policy writing, commissioning services and managing provider services.
The last decade (when not sailing or woodturning) have been spent working with ‘not for profit’ organizations such as the independent chair of a local wellbeing collaborative, the Relate charity, and served as board member of a local hospice and a community trust, celebrating a number of achievements with all. He continues to serve as a Trustee of the People First Forum, an organization which supports self-advocacy for adults with a learning difficulty.
As the independent Chair of Tricuro since January 2022 Charlie feels passionate about the company’s potential. Through strategic guidance he intends to help the non-executive and executive members of the Board of Directors achieve the organization’s ambition of becoming a provider of choice, showcasing quality and innovation in the delivery of care and support to vulnerable adults and their carers.
Non Executive Director
Frances was appointed to the Tricuro Board in March 2021 and brings a varied career experience to her Non Executive role. Frances started her civilian working life in 2008 after more than 20 years in the Army where she was a lieutenant colonel in the Royal Military Police. She moved into local government with Purbeck District Council initially, as the head of legal and democratic services and then went on to run their public health and housing department. More recently Frances has worked in the charity sector with roles as the national head of welfare with Help for Heroes; and as the chief executive with Age UK Plymouth and deputy chief executive with EDP Drug and Alcohol Services. She has also been a board member for Westward Housing Group since January 2019.
Non Executive Director
John was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in March 2022. With over thirty years’ experience in health, fitness and wellness, John has worked with a wide number of companies looking to improve the physical and mental health of the UK population through sport and physical activity, and is currently the publisher of SportsNation magazine. In addition to this, he was a councillor for the Borough of Poole and had cabinet responsibility for public health, communications and strategic commercialisation.
Non Executive Director
Anil was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in March 2022. Anil is a former barrister specialising in children, family and matrimonial finance law, with an expertise representing unaccompanied minors fleeing persecution. Thereafter as an entrepreneur he was Starbucks Coffee’s first franchisee globally. The company he founded, was CEO of, and remains principal shareholder in, operates 88 stores employing over 1,300 team members.
He now volunteers mentoring looked after children; is a carer of children with life limiting conditions and an ambassador at Naomi House Hospice; part of Oakhaven Hospice‘s community befriending service; and an independent member of a fostering panel. Anil lives in the New Forest with his wife and two young sons, is privileged to be able to support his sons’ many varied pursuits, and is a life long Manchester Utd fan.
Anil is committed to tackling health inequalities and helping ensure that we look after each of our staff and service users, in a way that we would want to be looked after ourselves or for our families.
We are proud to work in partnership with a range of organisations in order to develop and enhance our services, support students in the course of their studies, improve the safety of vulnerable people, and to support our local communities.
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10th May 2022
Tricuro’s Poole Plus Community Day Service has recently opened on a Saturday to offer weekend respite for carers.Read more
07th July 2021
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has entered into a new partnership with Tricuro, which provides care support for Dorset Council and BCP Council, to reach more vulnerable people with potentially life-saving fire safety advice.Read more