SCIE media releases 2010
Trust in us: New board members for the Social Care Institute for Excellence
4 January 2010
SCIE is delighted to announce the appointment of three new trustees to its board. They came out on top of a high-quality field of candidates. They are:
- Dr Louise Brown from the University of Bath
- Ms Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs, Chair, Volunteering England.
- Ms Stephanie Palmerone, who works with health and social care providers Barchester Healthcare and Castlebeck
The role of trustee is important because members work with the Chair to set the overall direction for SCIE and to assist in strategic planning and work programmes. SCIE's board is responsible for the overall governance of the organisation.
SCIE Chair Allan Bowman says:
Our new trustees start at a really challenging time for social care. The emphasis needs to be on providing quality social care and support, whilst embracing and encouraging services that provide value-for-money. We welcome the new trustees to SCIE and hope that they make a significant contribution to promoting good practice.
Allan Bowman would also like to thank the outgoing board members whose terms are now complete. Professor Peter Beresford, Professor Jon Glasby, and Terry Philpot all served on the board for at least six years.
Dr Louise Brown is based at the University of Bath. Louise says:
I am delighted to be joining the Board at SCIE. I have spent the last 15 years helping to build the knowledge base around good practice and I hope that the skills and experience I can bring as an academic and researcher to the Board will prove a useful contribution to the work at SCIE.
Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs is Chair of Volunteering England. Sukhvinder says:
I'm delighted to join SCIE. It has a first-class reputation for identifying emerging need and for empowering users. Over the next few years, social care sectors will be under immense pressure and I look forward to working with SCIE to help innovate and improve services.
Steph Palmerone is Director of Strategic Initiatives at Grove Investments. Steph says:
I am looking forward to making my contribution to the ongoing development and delivery of high quality social care including best value. There will be many challenges for board members in the new year and I would want to support SCIE staff and stakeholders in any way possible.
The three new board members take up their posts in the New Year.
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- Dr Louise Brown After starting her career as a Child Protection Officer at the NSPCC in Bristol, Louise spent a brief period at the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the University of London. In 1996 she moved to the University of Bath to establish a research centre with a focus upon evaluating social work services. Over the last 15 years she has gained considerable experience of research in social care using a range of methods from randomised control trials to supporting service user-led research. In 2002 Louise moved into an academic post at Bath where she combines social work education with her research interests into the role of innovation in improving social work practice.
- Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs is Chair of Volunteering England and Board member of Consumer Focus and OPM (Independent centre for the development of public services). Previously, she was CEO for eight years at the Social Justice Agency, the Barrow Cadbury Trust and prior to that, CEO of the Runnymede Trust and founding/elected Chair of the European Network Against Racism. She has served on a number of public bodies, including the Better Regulation Commission, Queen Mary's NHS Trust and the Local Government Association’s review into health inequalities. Sukhvinder was a judge on the Guardian Public Service Awards for three years.
- Steph Palmerone is employed by Grove Investments primarily to support Barchester Healthcare and Castlebeck. Her role concerns strategic planning and developing relationships with public sector partners. Prior to moving into this role Steph worked for a large mental health trust. She was part of the original team established by the Department of Health to implement ‘Valuing People’, which focuses on people with learning disabilities. Steph has worked for over 20 years within health and social care, starting as an occupational therapist. She has wo rked in commissioning and provision as well as within health and social care.
Click here for information about the other SCIE board members.