CEO, Mark Adams, meets MPs at Westminster
This week our Chief Executive, Mark Adams, went to Westminster to meet with North West MPs, for a discussion on the challenges currently facing the Social Care sector and the impact on the 1.6 million people working the sector to make other people's lives better.
Mark joined Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Social Care - Barbara Keeley – and other MPs from nearby constituencies. The group discussed issues such as the Social Care funding crisis, workforce challenges and how providers can work together to create innovative solutions.
Last month, Community Integrated Care launched its new Five Year Strategy to frontline leaders, which aims to support the charity to successfully navigate this ever-changing landscape, whilst keeping our values, the people we support, our colleagues and the communities in which we work, at the centre of what we do.
This year sees Community Integrated Care celebrate 30 years of delivering life changing support to over 6000 people and Mark took this opportunity to showcase the great strides already being made to secure the long-term future of our charity.
Included in these successes is the establishment of the organisation’s first ever Employee Forum – GameChangers – a group of 70 democratically elected employee representatives from across the UK. Together, the GameChangers, who represent the views and opinions of all colleagues, have already successfully advocated an incredible £1million workforce investment, including the creation of the charity’s first ever Wellbeing Fund – an initiative aimed at providing support to colleagues facing financial hardship or difficulty.
At the end of his visit Mark extended an open invitation to the MPs to visit some of our North West based services, and we look forward to welcoming them soon.
Mark said: “It was an honour to meet with this group of MPs who together represent the communities that our colleagues and the people we support are part of. It is vital that as an organisation we are having discussions with the political figures who can really influence the direction of Social Care within the UK. I am really pleased that we were all in agreement that we need to work more closely together on the issues affecting not only our organisation, but the sector as a whole.”
“The 1.6 million people who choose a career in Social Care really are the unsung heroes of our society and it is our duty to ensure that as an organisation, we are doing everything we can to support them – so that they can deliver outstanding care to the people who need it. I was really proud to be able to share some of the great work we are doing in this area, as well as openly commit to continually looking at how we can improve what we do.”
“I look forward to welcoming MPs to our services to see the support we deliver and look at how we can work together going forward.”