Sunrise of Bramhall

Meet Our Team

One of the reasons why every Sunrise home is much more than just a care home is the team of people working there. Every hour of every day, Sunrise team members are working to make sure that our residents enjoy life as fully as possible. Here are just a few of the people you’ll find at your local Sunrise care home.

Ruth Baggs, General Manager

Bramhall - Ruth Baggs

I have worked in Health and Social Care for over 25 years, starting as a volunteer carer. I have a number of years of experience managing care services both in the residential and nursing sectors and also in the community. 

In June 2018 I was appointed as General Manager at Sunrise of Bramhall. I am delighted to now be working with Sunrise Senior Living as it gives me the opportunity to lead a team delivering excellent care to some very special people, involving loved ones along the way. The core values and principles of service of Sunrise Senior Living support the team to ensure that the care we provide is resident centred, inclusive and empowering. At Sunrise of Bramhall we are committed to hard work and dedicated to serve the residents, providing dignified care and support to all.

Chrissie Lockyear, Deputy Manager

Chrissie LockyearI feel  incredibly privileged to be the Deputy Manager at Sunrise of Bramhall and work alongside our dedicated and committed team. I have been working in The care sector from the age of 18 when I started my nurse training at Manchester Royal Infirmary. I spent 20 years working for the NHS in a variety of positions, ultimately being promoted to a Clinical Support Sister at MRI. More recently, over the last 10 years, I have work for a number of Care Home Providers ultimately as Unit manager or Deputy Manager.

 I have lived in Stockport for the majority of my life. I am very happily married, have 4 children, 2 stepchildren and a wonderful little grandson. I have been working for Sunrise now for 9 months and can honestly say, although at times my role can be quite demanding; I love Sunrises Ethos, my job, the people I work with and moist of all our wonderful residents.

Bethan Wild, Activities and Volunteers Co-ordinator


I have been with Sunrise at the community Bramhall since January 2011, having started as an Activities Assistant. In 2016 I felt it was time to step up in an exciting new role as the new Activities and Volunteer Co-ordinator, and enjoy every moment of my day here at Sunrise of Bramhall.  My aim is to fulfil each residents day by planning and delivering six activities each day mind, body and spirit with the Activities team for the residents to show off their various talents and knowledge or bringing new experiences to our community. 

We also arrange special events, entertainment and trips out each week and I am passionate about supporting older people to live life to the full, whether it be hobbies and interests from the past or by bringing new experiences to them. It is so very rewarding to see our residents smiling and laughing each day.

John Harrison, Director of Community Relations

I am the first point of contact for seniors and families enquiring about their care options. I am proud to invite people to a tour of our community and make sure they leave with all the relevant information, having experienced Sunrise in action.

The most rewarding part of my role is supporting families and seniors and being able to guide and counsel them during what can be a very emotional journey.

I feel very privileged and honoured to be part of this experience and to help in the process of making the decision to join our community. Seeing new residents flourish and make new friends is the most rewarding element of my role.

Karen Harrison, Reminiscence Co-ordinator 

Karen HarrisonI  joined sunrise of Bramhall in November 2018 as the Reminiscence coordinator. I have worked in the care industry for 10 years with my last role being a Dementia specialist trainer; giving care staff and management the knowledge and understanding to provide true resident focused care. I now feel honoured to be a part of such an amazing team who demonstrate love, compassion and kindness to all our residents in the community.

I came to Sunrise as their values inspire a great team ethos and they all go the extra mile to make a difference each and every day. I am passionate about person centred care for residents living with dementia and my goal is to make each day meaningful and to enhance the quality of life. I look forward to supporting our residents and their families through their own unique journeys with Dementia.

Care Staff

Championing the quality of life for all seniors - it’s the mission and responsibility of every Sunrise team member. To achieve that, we invest in our care team. New team members complete a comprehensive Sunrise training curriculum focused on the care and wellbeing of our residents.

New team members receive
60+ hrs
of training in their first 30 days
Leaders receive an additional
72+ hrs
of training to help teams meet Sunrise standards
200k+ hrs
of continuing education for Sunrise team members each year
We adjust staffing
365 days
a year based on the number of residents and care needed

Where to Find Us

1 Dairyground Road,
Stockport, Greater Manchester,
New Enquiries: 0161 509 6637 Friends and Family: 0161 440 2200