David J Reilly - Chief Executive Officer
David is the Chief Executive Officer of Baillieston Community Care, and oversees the day to day operations of the organisation and is fully responsible for all aspects of service delivery and leadership of staff. Reporting to the Board of Directors, and as part of the senior management team, David is jointly responsible for contributing towards the achievement of the organisation’s strategic and operational targets and overall business aims.
David’s career in health and social care spans over twenty five years. Starting out as a care assistant in a nursing home, he rapidly progressed through various supervisory roles, to management level with one of the largest care home operators in the UK. His experience also includes working for a National Nursing Recruitment agency as Business Centre Manager.
It was in 2005 that David joined Baillieston Community Care as a Care Manager, where he spent the next few years working hard to develop the organisation and in 2009 he became their Operations Director where today he continues to provide services to meet the needs and expectations of their vast and varied client group. In July 2017 David was promoted to his current role as Chief Executive Officer.
Outwith Baillieston Community Care, David is part of Scottish Care’s Executive Board and is also a Trustee of Geeza Break, Glasgow.
Angela Williams - Finance Manager
Angela’s position with Baillieston Community Care is Finance Manager. She has been a key member of the finance team since 2008, and her main responsibilities under this “umbrella “ are all duties relating to the company payroll ,producing clients invoices, and last but not least, suppliers payments.
Angela more than anyone is aware of how the company has grown so quickly in such a short space of time, and both she and the operations manager, were responsible for recognising the need for increase in staff for the finance team , to absorb the impact of the extra work in the accounts department, thereby maintaining the streamlined processes in place.
Obviously as the company changes, the personnel are required to adapt to these changes, and Angela has embraced the new systems, training and ever evolving procedures with genuine enthusiasm and is always up for a new challenge.
Leaving the “technical“ side of the job for a moment another major strength in Angela’s character is her sympathetic nature and she will pull out all the stops to help anyone , no matter what the circumstance .It’s always good to have that attribute naturally as no amount of training can teach that , and whilst Angela always speaks so highly of the organisation , they reciprocate the compliment.
This is why Baillieston Community Care is optimistic for the future, because we not only have staff with the necessary aptitude , we have personnel with attitude second to none.
Lorna Harrison - Service Manager
Lorna is the Home Care Manager at Baillieston Community Care, and joined the team in March 2015. Lorna is fully responsible for overseeing the quality of care provision and service delivery of the home care service. Lorna is in regular contact with service users and staff and reports directly to the Chief Executive of the organisation.
Lorna’s history in Social Care spans 14 years, starting as a support worker to adults and children with learning and physical disabilities. At her previous employment she gained an SVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care. Since joining Baillieston Community Care, Lorna has completed a specialised course in Dementia Training which is City & Guilds accredited with Stirling University, and is currently one of our Moving and Handling Assessors that delivers training to Home Support Workers. Lorna has recently taken part in a project with Scottish Care and The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice to gain knowledge of end of life care, and care planning.
Lorna came to the organisation initially as a Team leader, then covered a secondment as Home Care Supervisor and most recently has been promoted to Home Care Manager. Lorna is looking forward to continuing learning, gaining qualifications and growing with the organisation.
Bernadette Gaffney - Day Service Manager
Bernie is the Day Service Manager at Bealach House Day Care Centre which is a day service specifically designed for older adults with a diagnosis of mild to moderate dementia. As a member of the senior management team at Baillieston Community Care, Bernie oversees the development and delivery of services, manages the day care team and liaises with the local health care teams, social work services and other organisations involved with the service. Bernie reports directly to Chief Executive David Reilly.
At Bealach House Bernie aims to provide a service where clients and their families are involved in all aspects of day care and she hopes that this is reflected in her relationships with everyone who is involved in the delivery of the service.
Bernie had previously worked as a home support worker for North Lanarkshire Council during which time she had gained an HNC in Health and Social Care. However as she had personal experience of caring for her parents, Bernie realized that she wanted to work for a company which offered a more personalized service and in 2007 joined Baillieston Community Care as a Day Care Officer. In 2010 Bernie became the manual handling trainer for the company delivering training to both day care and home support staff and she maintained this role until 2017. As the company developed and expanded over the past few years, Bernie was offered the post of Day Care Supervisor after the previous supervisor was asked to manage the expanding home support team.
In 2014 Bernie was promoted to the Day Care Manager. Since joining the company Bernie gained qualifications in Professional Development in Supervision, SVQ Level 4 in Health and social Care and most recently SVQ in Management. Bernie has also undergone specialist dementia training which is City and Guilds accredited, and is also a dementia ambassador.
Alison Edgar - Learning & Development Manager
Alison is the Learning & Development Manager at Baillieston Community Care. Starting her career as a legal secretary then insurance background, Alison decided on a career change in 2003.
Alison has worked in the Social care sector for over 15 years, starting as a Support Assistant in 2003 with a Homeless service supporting adults to move to a permanent home from a hostel and temporary tenancy situation, gained experience and promotion to support worker then care coordinator. She gained her SVQ 3 in health & social care and SVQ 4 care management by 2008.
Alison has worked in various services – learning disability, addictions, elderly, and mental health- 2008 to 2015.
Alison Joined Baillieston Community Care as a home support worker in July 2015, then acting team leader post to cover sickness, and then became permanent Team Leader. In September 2018 Alison was promoted to Learning & Development Officer and has overall responsibility for the training needs of our workforce.
Alison was promoted to Learning Development Manager in December 2019 and continues to train and develop our workforce.
Scottish Care Winner - The Learner Award - October 2020
Completed SVQ4 Learning & Development Award - November 2020
Our Mission Statement:
We provide a bespoke service enabling you to live well at home.
Our Vision Statement:
To be your first choice of care provider in Scotland.
Parkhead School House, 135 Westmuir Street,
Parkhead, Glasgow, G31 5EX.
0141 771 6478
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat & Sun: 8am - 4pm
Out of Hours:
Our out of hours service operates outwith the hours above. Out of these hours we have a dedicated 24/7 on call service which is automatically directed to the on call Manager via our main office number.