The CEO of the Centre for Ageing Better, Dr Anna Dixon, has been appointed as the Chair of the new Archbishops’ Commission on Reimagining Care.
Created by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the commission will seek to shape how we respond to ageing and disability in our society, challenging existing attitudes and models of care, where appropriate, and highlighting where things are working well.
Dr Dixon MBE said: “Sadly, today too many people are without the care and support they need to live a full life. I am delighted to have been asked to Chair the Archbishops’ Commission on Reimagining Care.
“There is an urgent need for a new vision for care that is clear about its purpose and value and the values that underpin it. A vision that puts people and relationships at its heart and redefines the status of care-givers, both paid and unpaid, and those who need care and support.
“We need to make some radical changes if we are to support one another to live well and fully participate regardless of age and ability; this is an issue for all of us, for the church, other faith communities and wider society.”
The commission will aim to contribute to the national debate on the purpose of care and support and inform how care is provided in future, by identifying practical ideas, informed by extensive listening, and gathering of examples of good practice.