Chris Etchells

ABOUT

Has over 25 years’ experience working in the social care sector, delivering bespoke person centred supported living services. I specialised in working with people who do not fit into traditional service settings.

Career

Studied Social Work at Manchester University.

Whilst completing his social work qualification, Chris was seconded to work with a local group of parents to set up a charity to deliver housing, care and support. He still the Executive Officer of this charity and has led the organisation through set up to delivering services procured by the Local Authority. To keep the organisation going Chris extracted those services from traditional Local Authority contracts into direct payments and Individual service contracts.

Through his work with the charity Chris recognised the need to be able to deliver housing as an integral part to getting the support for the individual right. 12 years ago he co-founded Find Me a Home which delivers housing that cannot be delivered anywhere house. He has supported people who are reliant on benefits to get mortgages to secure housing; He has worked with families to secure family funded housing and wrapped it up so it is housing benefit applicable. Chris also works with Housing Associations to deliver long term sustainable housing projects. Supported housing funding now sits firmly in the private sector. Chris recently completed a £10m fund raise to enable the delivery of housing for 100 vulnerable people over the next 10 years on behalf of a national charity.

Throughout my career in housing & social care I have always been looking for innovative solutions to give people independence. We have used in home telecare solutions to give people more independence within the home environment. For the last 13 years I have had the idea of making the in-home telecare mobile, to give people greater freedom to be become more independent outside the home. I designed a one button device using mobile phone technology. It took me 9 years of knocking on doors and research before founding KMS Solutions (Keep Me Safe) which attracted private equity funding to make this idea / dream possible.

Profiles

Managing Director

John has 25 years full experience in senior management roles, covering sales,marketing, operations and general management including full P&L responsibility and managing teams in excess of 30 people.

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John Hearns

Director and Co-Founder

Through his with the charity Chris recognised the need to be able to deliver housing as an integral part to getting the support for the individal right.

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Chris Etchells

Non Executive Director

David specialises in working with dynamic high growth potential businesses, some of which are well established, but understand they need to change and adapt to realise their potential….

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David Roberts

Data Analytics Advisor

Azad holds multiple positions across academia and industry such as: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Computer Science, the UoM; Research Network Manager at the UK Healthcare Text Analytics Research Network (UK Healtex)

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Azad Dehghan PhD.

Electronics and RF R&D Advisor

Patrick Gaydecki, PhD, FIET, SMIEEE, FInstP, MInstNDT, CPhys, CEng is Professor of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester

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Patrick Gaydecki

Contact

Contact Us For Collaborations or Questions

If you would like to get in touch with KMS, please use the contact form on this page or contact us with the information below.

Manchester Office

  • KMS Solutions Limited
  • 410 Peter House
  • Oxford St
  • Manchester
  • M1 5AN

Email: info@kmscaretech.com

Phone: 07400 407 444