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High profile board appointments for Your Care Rating

18 Jul 2014

Your Care Rating has appointed two high profile new members to its board. Professor Julienne Meyer from City University and Sylvie Silver from the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) have both joined the board, adding considerable expertise as the survey looks to further enhance its position in the care home industry.

Professor Julienne Meyer leads research and development in care for older people at City University, London and is executive director of My Home Life, the UK wide initiative promoting quality of life for people in care homes. She is also a commissioner for both the Demos commission on residential care and the HSJ/Serco commission on care for frail older people in hospital. Professor Meyer is internationally known for her expertise in aged care and action research and is a board member of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing.

Sylvie Silver is director of NAPA, the charity focussing on activity provision in care settings. She is one of the most prominent people in the care industry specialising in providing activities for older people and spends much of her time directly with homes helping advise them on their activity strategies. Prior to working for NAPA, she was a leisure services manager in a nursing home for older people and managed an activity based day service for adults with learning disabilities.

Douglas Quinn, chairman of Your Care Rating, commented: “We are keen to ensure the board has a wide spread of senior representatives from across the sector whilst remaining independent from care home providers. With the appointment of Sylvie and Julienne we have now have two of the most high profile and respected members of the care home industry who our experts in their chosen fields and who will contribute enormously to the future success of Your Care Rating.”

Your Care Rating is the UK’s largest and most authoritative survey of care home residents. It gives care home residents across the UK a chance to rate their satisfaction with the care they receive via an independent, confidential and standardised survey.



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The Your Care Rating initiative was conceived at Castleoak Group’s Innovation Exchange in June 2011 – a customer conference focusing on innovation and continuous improvement in the sector.

A Steering Group was created from attendees at the conference and this group made up the inaugural board of Your Care Rating Limited. The composition of the board has since been changed to ensure that it is independent of care providers.

This company has been formed to host and promote the survey, provide an authoritative source of information for prospective residents and family members and to champion continuous quality improvement in care services. The company is a ‘not for profit’ organisation, and any surpluses will be retained and used to further its aims and objectives.

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