The coalition of national voices of adult social care providers in England, the Care Provider Alliance (CPA) is delighted to welcome Nadra Ahmed OBE , Executive Chairman of the National Care Association as the incoming Chair for the 2022/2023 term.
Nadra has served on numerous government task forces and she was the Vice Chairman of Skills for Care for 11 years having been appointed at its inception. Nadra is a trustee of RBLI and Patron/President of numerous other charities. She is the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Kent and a Kent Ambassador.
The role of CPA chair rotates annually across each of the ten associations. Nadra follows Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England who served as the CPA’s Chair for the past 12 months.
Commenting on her new role, Nadra said:
“I am delighted and honoured to be the incoming Chair at the same time as our new Prime Minister. The pandemic has shown just how vital social care is for people to live well in our communities. We are on the brink of another complex and challenging winter along with a cost of living crisis the stark realities of how interdependent social care and the NHS are will be further highlighted. Social Care requires all parts of government to support our services, assist carers, and most importantly the millions of people we support every day.
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Martin over the past year as he guided the voice of the sector through recovery from lockdowns. Over the coming months, the voice of the alliance will be crucial as we face the challenges of the energy crisis in addition to to addressing the long-standing issues of funding, recruitment and workforce wellbeing. We will be ensuring the sector is understood by system partners and receives the recognition it deserves as a sister service to our health colleagues.”
Outgoing Chair Professor Martin Green comments:
“It has been a privilege to work with such an amazing group of dedicated people and lead the CPA over the last 12 months.
“I am delighted to be passing the CPA mantel to Nadra, who has been an essential part of our national ability to respond effectively and swiftly to the challenges of the pandemic and rapidly adapting to new ways of working.
“Nadra has true vision for the reform of our social care provision, and she brings with her a collegiate leadership style and wealth of experience. We are all very much looking forward to working with her, and I’m confident she will take the Alliance forward to tackle the next impending economic crisis social care sector faces with calm consideration and deep determination.”