Methodist Homes has appointed Sam Monaghan as its new chief executive. Previously corporate director of children’s services at Barnardo’s, he has also worked at Action for Children and was a social services practitioner and manager for a number of years.

Monaghan said: ‘What attracted me to the charity was its values-based approach to everything that it does and the quality of the services it provides. It puts its residents and members at the heart of its services, helping older people to feel supported in all they do and in their relationships with family, friends, our staff and volunteers.

‘I also want to build on the relationships we have with the local communities around our homes and schemes, with our partners such as those in health and social care, and also our supporters, who are key to enabling us to provide services such as music therapy, Chaplaincy and our Live at Home schemes.’

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