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Des Kelly OBE

Des Kelly is currently acting as EU Exit Planning Lead for the Care Provider Alliance.

He is Chair of the Centre for Policy on Ageing and was Executive Director of the National Care Forum from 2003 to 2016.

He was founder-Chair of the Care Provider Alliance. Des was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to social care in 2007.

Flu for thought

Des Kelly OBE, currently acting as EU Exit Planning Lead for the Care Provider Alliance, offers this timely reminder to health and care staff to take advantage of the current flu vaccination programme and protect themselves from the lurking lurgy...

Eight days a week?

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) has been working alongside the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS) and others to assess levels of confidence among care providers and encouraging planning and preparation. Government communications, which are designed to ensure that all employers - as well as all citizens – are ready for EU exit, have been ramped up. The CPA's Des Kelly assesses the level of sector readiness...

Be prepared

A care worker serves tea and cake to an elderly couple

The UK’s exit date from the EU has been extended whilst debate and discussions continue in Westminster and Brussels to resolve concerns around the current negotiated deal. For adult social care providers, this continued uncertainty makes it even more vital to step up preparations for our departure at both a national and local level. Des Kelly OBE, Founder and Chair of the Care Provider Alliance, considers current provider concerns and the action being taken to mitigate them.