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United Kingdom Homecare Association
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UKHCA Media Release

New appointments to UKHCA's Board - 23/10/2018

United Kingdom Homecare Association is delighted to announce two non-executive directors were elected to join UKHCA's Board at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 9 October 2018.

The new Board members are:

· Lucy Campbell - Senior Care at Home t/a Right at Home UK

· Dr Naomi Norma Mujuru-Mvere - Ur Choice Care

Trevor Brocklebank of Home Instead Senior Care, Max Wurr of City and County Healthcare Group Ltd, Mike Smith of Trinity Homecare Ltd and Jane Townson of Somerset Care were all re-elected as Board members.

Non-executive directors departing from the Board were Richard Walker, of Optimo Care Group, and Duncan Berry, formerly of Bluebird Care.

The Board indicated their gratitude for the particular contribution of Richard Walker as UKHCA Treasurer from October 2015 to October 2018.

UKHCA's chair, Trevor Brocklebank, said:

"We face a challenging time ahead but with a re-constituted and re-invigorated board, we will strengthen our message that homecare urgently needs a sustainable financial solution. People must have the care they need, both now and in the future.

"Our new board members, Lucy and Naomi, join us at a time when we are striving to make sure homecare stays at the top of the government agenda, despite the distractions of Brexit. We welcome their experience in the sector.

"UKHCA's Board would like to thank Richard and Duncan for their contribution to the Association's work and wish them well for the future. We would especially like to thank Richard for his work as our Treasurer."

In addition, following UKHCA's board meeting on 10 October 2018:

· Trevor Brocklebank was re-appointed as UKHCA's chair;

· Jane Townson, of Somerset Care, was re-appointed as UKHCA's vice chair;

· Mike Smith of Trinity Homecare was appointed Treasurer;

· Dominique Kent of The Good Care Group was re-appointed as Honorary Secretary of the Association;

· Mike Potts was re-co-opted as Board advisor for health.

The new non-executive directors commented on their election:

Lucy Campbell said:

"Being an avid supporter of the work that the UKHCA does - and indeed that of the sector as a whole, it is an absolute honour to be part of the Board.

"At a time when the sector is faced with a raft of challenges, and the need to influence parliamentary decision making is of the greatest importance, I am delighted to have the opportunity to be part of the incredible work done by the UKHCA. I truly hope, along with the rest of the board, I can make a genuine difference in supporting the homecare sector... not least because it is simply far too important to not be part of the needed change."

Dr Naomi Norma Mujuru-Mvere said:

"I am delighted to have been elected to the UKHCA Board. At our first board meeting a range of issues and initiatives were covered to ensure that our sector remains informed and engaged at such challenging times, when homecare is under intense pressure. It is a privilege to be part of the process and I am committed to assist members and UKHCA to go forward in supporting providers, raising the profile of homecare and the status of careworkers."

Ends.

Notes for Editors

1. United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) is the professional association for nearly 2,100 domiciliary care providers in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. UKHCA's mission, as a member-led professional association, is to promote high quality, sustainable care services so that people can continue to live at home and in their local community.

2. UKHCA's board members are elected to the Association for a three- year period, on a phased pattern over three years. Current board members are listed at www.ukhca.co.uk/UKHCAboard.aspx.

3. For further information please contact:

United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd
Sutton Business Centre, Restmor Way, Wallington, SM6 7AH

Telephone: 020 8661 8188, option 4.
Mobile: 07393 012 113
E-mail: media@ukhca.co.uk
Website: www.ukhca.co.uk

Registered in England, No. 3083104.

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