The Care and Support Alliance has elected a new Chair, the Chief Executive of Papworth Trust Vicky McDermott. She replaces Richard Hawkes of Scope who stepped down in May. Sue Brown, Head of Public Policy at Sense will remain the Vice-Chair.
She takes over as Chair at a crucial time with a new Government just elected a little over a month ago. The scale of the challenge to social care is clear and the Alliance will continue its call on the Government for decisive action to fill the £4.3 million black hole in social care funding. This is particularly important ahead of next month’s emergency budget and with the comprehensive spending review in the spring
Vicky McDermott said:
“I am delighted to have been elected to lead the 80 organisations of the Care and Support Alliance. By working together we have a much stronger voice in influencing much needed changes in social care. It is such an important time to be taking on this role, as the Alliance shapes its plans for working with the new Government and builds upon strong relationships with decision makers.”
Vice-Chair of the Care and Support Alliance Sue Brown said:
“I am delighted that Vicky has been elected as Chair of the Care and Support Alliance. In the last two years, with Richard Hawkes as Chair the alliance has gone from strength to strength, and I would like to thank Richard for the work he has put in to make this happen. I look forward to working with Vicky and I am sure that with her as Chair this success will continue.”