The Executive Steering Group has finished overseeing the consultation that was carried out in partnership with the University of East Anglia and the University of Suffolk and has concluded that there is support for a Care Association in Norfolk.
The Care Association will be created by an interim board consisting of social care providers and organisations providing services to providers.
Members of the interim board:
- Norfolk Independent Care (NIC) – Sanjay Kushal/Robina Clarke
- Association Representing Mental health Care (ARMC) – Michael Millage
- Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support (N&SCS) – Christine Futter
- Community Action Norfolk (CAN) – Jonathan Clemo
- Voluntary Norfolk (VN) – Kevin Vaughan
These organisations have been representing the sector on the Executive Steering Group. Others may join the interim board to ensure full representation of all provider groups.
The Interim Board will be supported by independent consultant, Dr Fiona Denny, until a full time Care Association Officer is appointed. Dr Denny led on the original consultation project and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Norfolk Care Association will be a Company Limited by Guarantee. This means it will have a legal entity but no shareholders with all funding/income directed towards achieving the Care Association’s aims.
Membership of the Norfolk Care Association will be open to any provider operating in the Norfolk and Waveney area.
What a Care Association could do for you:
- Voice of the sector
- Fee negotiation
- Joining up services
- Bulk purchasing
- Peer support
- Business support
- Central Hub
- Specialist advice