Home care provider bolsters leadership team with new appointment

Mike Ranson, commercial director at National Care Group

The National Care Group has introduced a new role, head of national development, as part of the organisation’s ongoing growth plans.  

Armed with more than 30 years’ experience in the social care sector, Belinda Robinson will join the commercial team led by director, Mike Ranson and will be responsible for driving the national growth strategy.

Robinson will work alongside the regional heads of referrals to provide innovative and person-centred accommodation and support solutions. 

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Commenting on her new role, she said: “I’m excited to have joined a company with values that reflect mine, empowering individuals to unlock their potential. By drawing on my past experience and passion for social care, I’ve been able to hit the ground running; engaging with people across the country, taking the lead on new development projects and helping people that require accommodation and support.” 

Belinda joins National Care Group after working as the head of development and partnerships for Consensus Support in the South of England region.

She began her career in 1988 as a support worker and since then she has progressed through several positions, including almost ten years with Avenues Trust Group, a specialist service that supports those with learning disabilities and complex needs.  

National Care Group has been expanding its UK-wide commercial team this year and has recently welcomed three new regional heads of referrals to join Samantha Marshall, who has established the role in the south west over the past 12 months.

Andrea Whitney will be based in the North and Holly Goodson in the South East – both bring extensive experience in the adult social care sector to National Care Group.  

Mike Ranson (pictured), commercial director at National Care Group said: “We have established a successful model of partnership working which has delivered high demand for growth within National Care Group. The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of quality accommodation and support provision for vulnerable adults, and we’re pleased to be expanding our team to ensure we continue to grow our partnerships and respond to demand across the country. 

“By appointing Belinda as our new head of national development, alongside Andrea, Holly, Mateusz and Samantha working in their regions, we are emphasising our commitment to providing the highest quality of care to the people we support across England and Wales and we look forward to seeing them flourish in their new roles.” 

Established in 2016 from its headquarters in Lancashire, the National Care Group now operates home care, residential and supporting living services across the UK.

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