Happy Birthday Community Integrated Care!
Today (Thursday 15th March) is a very special day for Community Integrated Care, as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary!
On March 15th 1988 our great charity was founded by a Halton-based GP, Dr David Robertson. Dr Robertson was one of the pioneers of the ‘Care In The Community’ agenda, spearheading efforts to support people to move from the isolation of living in long-stay hospitals to the inclusion of living in the heart of their local community. His legacy has seen tens of thousands of people be enabled to lead fuller, better lives.
30 years later, Dr Robertson’s vision remains, and Community Integrated has grown to support over 3500 people with a range of care needs, and employs over 6000 caring and passionate staff.
This evening, the special day will be marked with a celebration in the north west – our birthplace – that will bring together our longest-serving staff, the people we support and key figures from the sector. The event, named ‘From Institution to Inclusion’, will look back on the last three decades of social care and celebrate the incredible people who have dedicated their careers to changing the lives of others.
This will commence a year of celebration for Community Integrated Care, which will culminate in a glittering awards and conference at the end of the year.
Community Integrated Care’s CEO, Mark Adams, “Community Integrated Care was created in 1988 to ensure that people with support needs could be treated as equal citizens and enjoy the fullest lives possible - that vision still stands to this day. Having been formed with a spirit of delivering social change and inclusion, it is important that this charity continues to cherish, protect and promote these values.
“As a custodian of Dr Robertson’s organisation, I am committed to ensuring that this legacy is built upon and I am excited for the future ahead. Tonight’s event will mark the incredible contribution of everyone who has been part of the Community Integrated Care family, especially Dr David Roberston.”