CASS is delighted to announce that Karen Leighton will be joining us as our new Chief Operating Officer on Monday 6th August 2018.
In light of the announcement last week on the departure of Mac, CASS is looking forward to welcoming Karen to the organisation.
Karen commented, “CASS has a reputation of delivering outstanding support for family Carers throughout Southern Staffordshire. I am very excited about the opportunity to lead and develop CASS into the future and to continue to build on the strong working relationships with other organisations and volunteers who put family Carers at the heart of service provision.”
“I would just like to say Goodbye, and thank you all for the lovely gifts and best wishes as I leave my post of Chief Operating Officer. I started with CASS formerly The Carers Support Project , back in 1997 and am delighted to be able to pass the organisation onto another pair of safe hands. I have enjoyed my years and learned a great deal from Carers and colleagues along the way. I have seen many changes in the health and social care arena and how adaptable and strong Carers have been. I have been privileged to serve many Carers who have been inspirational despite very difficult circumstances. I would like to wish you all the best for the future and hope you will continue to support CASS and each other “
Kindest regards Mac
“A Carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help due to illness, disability, mental illness or a substance misuse problem.”
It may be that you are assisting someone with any single or combination of the following duties:
* Emotional support like listening and talking
* Household chores like cleaning, cooking, washing, ironing, shopping
* Medical care such as helping with medicine dosages or collecting medications
* Personal care like feeding, getting to the toilet, washing, dressing
* Physical care ensuring the person can move around their home
If you are unpaid and providing care then the chances are that you a most definitely a Carer in the true sense of the word. A Carer is different from a paid professional carer, who may be an employee of a Care Provision Company or work on a self-employed basis.