Vic Rayner, Chief Executive of the National Care Forum (NCF) – the leading association for not-for-profit care providers has received an OBE in The Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honours for services to the social care sector.
Vic Rayner said:
“I am delighted to have received this huge honour. It is a privilege to work in a sector supporting millions of people to improve their quality of life and wellbeing. The last year has shone a light on the social care sector and how instrumental it is and the enormous impact it makes to people’s lives.”
As CEO of the NCF Vic Rayner chairs and contributes to multiple strategic government and national specialist groups with a focus on the social care workforce, digital transformation, new models of care and regulation. She has worked for over twenty five years in the fields of care, housing and communities and is recognised as a national expert in these areas. In addition to her role at NCF she is currently on the boards of a range of UK and international organisations.
Rayner has provided strong leadership and representation for the not-for-profit care sector, alongside advocating for the wider interests of the country’s first line social care support. She has worked tirelessly to influence policy, promote collaboration and co-production, and advocate for the best interests of those who receive care and support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and for many years beforehand. Her commitment to the social care sector and entrepreneurial vision provides a strong focus in the debate on social care reform, and is paving the way for long-term strategic change.
Andy Cole, Chair of NCF commented:
“Vic is an extraordinary champion for social care. Her passion and dedication have helped shape the whole sector and her tireless efforts during the pandemic have made a massive difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who use or work in social care. I am so delighted that Vic has received this wonderful and well-deserved recognition.”
The rank of Officer of the Order of the British Empire is awarded to people who have made a significant contribution in their respective fields.