United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) has announced changes to the Board, with the election of Home Instead Senior Care CEO Martin Jones, and The Good Care Group managing director Dominique Kent appointed as Chair.
Following UKHCA’s annual general meeting on October 9, Jones has been elected to represent Band 3 members, which have 21 or more branches.
Commenting on the appointment, he said: “It is a real honour to be elected to the Board and I look forward to joining others to collectively champion and raise the profile of the highest quality homecare.
“Homecare should be seen as the ‘default norm’ in the UK and an attractive place to work and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside UKHCA to achieve this.”
Kent, the former Vice-Chair of the Board, has been promoted to Chair and re-elected to represent Band 2 members, with one to three branches. Roger Booker, managing director of Direct Health Group, is the new Vice-Chair.
Commenting on her new role, Kent said: “I am both proud and delighted to be elected as Chair of UKHCA having worked on the Board for the last six years. We have a wonderful team in place to create the movement we need in social care.
“We continue to work tirelessly to enable people to stay living in their own homes and communities whilst treating our care staff as the professionals they are. It is all of our responsibility to create a sustainable sector and attract the talent we need. I feel privileged to play my part.”
Sarah Leskinen-Keel, COO of Agincare UK, has also been re-elected to represent Band 2 members, who have between four and 20 branches.
Meanwhile, Trevor Brocklebank, UKHCA’s Independent Chair and previously CEO Emeritus of Home Instead Senior Care, stepped down before the Association’s Annual General Meeting.