Developing new NICE Guidelines for Adult Social Care

NICE

I’m privileged to be chairing the newly formed committee that will develop NICE guidelines on improving the experience of people using adult social care services, in conjunction with the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care.  The guidelines will make evidence-based recommendations on how to improve adults’ experiences of social care services; these will apply to all settings where care is delivered (people’s own homes, residential care and community settings).

For people who use social care, the way in which it is delivered – how we experience it – can make the difference between just existing from day to day and living as full a life as possible. That’s why I am looking forward to helping those who deliver social care and those who use it to understand what good looks like and what we can expect.

The scope of the project has been finalised and we are now calling for evidence until 30 March 2016. So watch this space!

For project information or to register as a stakeholder please see http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-scwave0772

The Chair and Chief Executive’s Relationship… Getting it Right

Trustees Week

On the 2 November 2015 I was delighted to speak at a panel discussion at this year’s NCVO Trustee Conference in London – the launch event for  Trustees Week. The focus of the discussion was the relationship between the Chair and Chief Executive; an important relationship that can make or break the effective governance of a charity.

 

I shared the platform with three other fascinating speakers, Simon Morris, CEO of Jewish Care, and Nicola Grinstead and Anita Tiessen, Chair and CEO of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.  We spoke about our experiences of building productive relationships between Chair and Chief Executive – the ups and downs of managing the personal and organisational interface.

 

It was a lively session with insightful audience questions, expertly facilitated by Sue Pearlman, NCVO governance consultant and chair of Community Action Hertsmere.

 

 

New Chair Role for Swanswell

swanswell

Last month I was delighted to be appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees at Swanswell, a national charity that aims to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use.

 

I look forward to helping the Board of Trustees shape their strategy. Swanswell is a vibrant organisation that has exciting plans for the future. It is a real honour for me to have this opportunity to work with them to develop those plans and to bring them to fruition.

 

Swanswell’s Chief Executive Debbie Bannigan said; ‘I’m pleased to welcome Alice Maynard to Swanswell as our new Chair. Alice brings a wealth of experience to the table which I know will help us achieve our aim of a society free from problem alcohol and drug misuse.’

 

To find out more about Swansell’s work click here.