The care sector in Nottinghamshire is to get a shot in the arm thanks to two business leaders who are relaunching the Nottinghamshire Care Association.
The association, which represents social care providers across the county, has been dormant for two years.
But Volt Sacco and Alison Pearce have stepped in as co-chairs and will relaunch the organisation at a conference at Colwick Hall Hotel in Nottingham next month.
Volt is Chief Executive of Fosse Healthcare, which provides domiciliary and complex care services throughout the Midlands and South Yorkshire, while Alison Pearce is Managing Director of Five Focal Point which owns two family-run care homes in Nottinghamshire.
“The Nottinghamshire Care Association will once again be a voice for social care businesses and business leaders, and it will support its members to provide better care across Nottinghamshire,” said Volt.
“Our focus will be on integrating social care and health services for the benefit of the whole population, and on working together to solve the problems that our sector faces.”
Membership of the Nottinghamshire Care Association will cost just £25 per year, and Volt is aiming to double membership by the end of this year.
The keynote speakers at the launch conference on Thursday 5th October will be Melanie Williams, Corporate Director for Adult Social Care at Nottinghamshire County Council, and Amanda Sullivan, Chief Executive of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire NHS Integrated Care Board, and Jane Laughton, Chief Executive of Healthwatch.
“The future for our association is exciting,” Alison added. “I want to encourage people from the adult social care sector to come along to our conference and to join the Nottinghamshire Care Association so that we can properly represent and support our sector.”
The conference includes a buffet lunch and takes place from 10.30am to 4pm on 5th October 2023.
It’s free for Nottinghamshire Care Association members, and there is a nominal fee of £25 for non-members whichcan be claimed against the cost of membership if you decide to join the NCA.