National Care Association executive chair Nadra Ahmed will chair the Care Provider Alliance during the 2022/2023 term.
The alliance, which is a coalition of ten associations, rotates its chair annually, with Ahmed replacing chief executive of Care England Professor Martin Green.
Ahmed, who has an OBE, has served on government task forces and was vice chair of Skills for Care for 11 years. She is a trustee of Royal British Legion Industries, deputy lord lieutenant of Kent and an ambassador for the county.
‘The pandemic has shown just how vital social care is for people to live well in our communities. We are on the brink of another complex and challenging winter along with a cost-of-living crisis the stark realities of how interdependent social care and the NHS are will be further highlighted,’ she said. ‘Social care requires all parts of government to support our services, assist carers, and most importantly the millions of people we support every day.
‘We will be ensuring the sector is understood by system partners and receives the recognition it deserves as a sister service to our health colleagues.’
Green added: ‘Nadra has true vision for the reform of our social care provision, and she brings with her a collegiate leadership style and wealth of experience. We are all very much looking forward to working with her, and I’m confident she will take the alliance forward to tackle the next impending economic crisis social care sector faces with calm consideration and deep determination.’