Four new trustees for SCIE

25 January 2016

John Evans, Annie Hudson, Ossie Stuart and Rachael Wallach join the board

SCIE is delighted to announce the arrival of four new trustees to the board. John Evans, Annie Hudson, Ossie Stuart and Rachael Wallach bring a wealth of experience and are looking forward to contributing ideas that can improve the lives of people who use services and their carers. They all believe in co-production so that service users, carers and care providers are all fully involved in major decisions about how people receive care and support.

SCIE’s Chair, Lord Michael Bichard, says:

The four appointments will further strengthen our board. It’s important that the voice of service users and carers is heard from trustees and three of the new board members will be keeping SCIE to account when dealing with issues of co-production, equalities, diversity and human rights. In Annie we have someone with great experience of social work, and especially children’s social work. I welcome John, Annie, Ossie and Rachael to the board.

John Evans says:

I have always been very impressed with the work SCIE has been doing in trying to improve the quality of the social care sector. I’m looking forward to contributing towards this, especially in these challenging and changing times. I think it is important to ensure that the voices of disabled people, users of services and carers are all heard and that we are involved in equal partnership and collaboration in the decision-making processes of SCIE.

Annie Hudson says:

I am both honoured and delighted to join the SCIE Board. I have always had the utmost regard for the quality of the work undertaken by SCIE, promoting evidence informed practice and enabling practitioners, people who use services and managers to deliver high quality services. I look forward to bringing to the Board role my diverse experience of, and expertise in social work and children’s services.

Ossie Stuart says:

I am delighted and honoured to have been chosen to be a trustee of an organisation such as SCIE. I am passionate about choice and control and the rights of disabled people and those who use services. We should be the arbiters of the quality and design of those services that we have to depend upon. By championing co-production, I know that SCIE has become the key resource of user empowerment and I am very pleased that I will have an opportunity, through SCIE, to influence, even in a small way, the wider social and health care sectors

Rachael Wallach says:

I am delighted to join the Board of SCIE at this exciting time. I hope to use my passion for innovating, collaborating and coproducing to help SCIE drive change across the care sector and to improve the lives of the many people who use care services.

Ann Macfarlane OBE left the board at the meeting on 21 January. Michael Bichard thanked Ann for her fantastic input over the last few years.

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