Meet The Team


Ryan Somauroo – Director

Ryan took over the ownership of Bernash Residential Care Home in May 2016. Prior to arriving at the Home, he worked in the NHS Hospital & Community Care sectors for over 20 years and has led both strategically and operationally in various settings including Corporate Finances. He is a trained Psychiatric Nurse and operated clinically across two large London Based NHS Trusts, where he attained a Senior Clinical Band 7 position within three years. He worked closely with various Consultant Psychiatrists, Registrars, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses and Commissioners and this led to him being handpicked by Corporate Management to transfer his expertise into the community to work alongside a group of GPs in West London to set up and structure the provision of care for drug and alcohol misusers. After training a number of GPs in the various aspects of medical detoxes and the principles of effective treatment methods from both drugs and alcohol, the components of evidence-based comprehensive drug addiction treatment and the management of substance use monitoring, Ryan moved into the social care sector to learn the trade from his parents before operating autonomously in Bristol.


Shelley Turnbull – Registered Manager

Shelley came to Bernash Care Home after successfully managing a local Dementia Care Home for over nine years. She started her career as a Care Assistant in 1997 and quickly moved through the ranks, completing IOSH Certificate in Health & Safety and Dementia Care Level 2, NVQ Level 4 in Health & Social Care, and Leadership & Management Level 5. Shelley’s ambition as a child was to become a nurse, but by default moved into a leadership and management role within the care sector. She arrived at Bernash Care Home in August 2016 and successfully assisted Corporate Management to effect change and gain the confidence of CQC to award us with an overall ‘Good’ rating. Outside of work Shelley likes to spend time with her children, enjoyed Arts and Crafts, socialising with friends and holidaying at her caravan in Westbay.


Jo Coles – Team Leader

Jo Coles has worked in Care since 2009, working her way up from carer to team leader. Jo has completed an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care. She has also completed a Level 2 in Dementia Care, End of Life Care, Nutrition and Equality and Diversity. In her spare time Jo enjoys socialising with friends, spending time with her children, grandchildren and her 3 dogs.


Sue Cole – Team Leader

“Sue C” has worked at Bernash Care Home for approximately three years and has completed her Certificate in Care. She has 30+ years’ experience in both Nursing and Residential Care. Although she loves all aspects of care, she has a passion for Dementia Care and is an expert in Nutrition for elderly people with dementia. When she is not working, Sue likes spending time at home with her family.


Marion Wilcox – Team Leader

Marion Wilcox or “Maz” as she likes to be known has worked at Bernash Care Home for six years. She has completed her care certificate and prior to joining the team at Bernash, she worked in nursing homes, psychiatric hospitals and with learning difficulties. Maz has a keen interest in cooking and successfully attained a food hygiene certificate. She has a passion for working in the care sector – to her, caring is not just a job, it’s a vocation and she enjoys making a difference to someone’s life. Outside of work she loves spending time with her family and socialising with friends – she also has a penchant for karaoke!


Pauline Hambridge – Quality Assurance Lead / Administrator

Pauline has been the Administrator at Bernash Care Home since June 2015. Prior to working at Bernash, Pauline worked for a major Telecommunications company and has a degree in Business and Finance. She has also completed many of the in-house training courses offered at Bernash given her interest in working with people with dementia, which stemmed from caring for her elderly parents. Outside of work, Pauline and her husband run a Dog Training Club, which specialises in Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards and Competitive Obedience.

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