The Care Workers Charity (CWC) announces that Alex Ramamurthy is to stand down as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 30th November 2018, having led the Charity through a two-year transformation period which resulted in CWC winning Change Project of the Year and being shortlisted for Charity of the Year at the 2018 Charity Times Awards.

Alex will join the Board as Trustee and will support CWC through a six-month transition period in a part-time consultancy role, continuing to provide the benefit of his network and experience across the sector with a focus on nurturing entrepreneurial activity and partnerships.

Alex will be moving on to his own startup venture; a booking platform which will allow care homes to rent out their communal space to host adult day clubs. The business will turn care homes into a hub for the community, bringing older adults into care homes addressing loneliness and social isolation, whilst generating new revenue streams for care homes - http://www.mirthy.co.uk/ 

Alex Ramamurthy, said,I took on the role of Chief Executive in November 2016 under the premise that Ben Allen [Chairman] and I had six months to either breathe new life into the Charity and make it sustainable for the long-term, or to close it – a challenge that really grabbed my attention! I’m stepping down to make way for an exceptional person to lead the team through its next growth phase. We have found that person in Richard Muncaster and I am pleased to welcome him to the team. I’d like to thank all of our supporters who believed in our renewed vision and joined us on a two-year journey that has seen CWC resurrected and completely transformed. With your support we have built a platform that our growing team of six exceptional individuals can build upon to make a huge impact on care workers’ lives.”

Following a thorough search process led by Compass Executives, the Board is pleased to announce that Richard Muncaster will succeed Alex as Chief Executive Officer, also with effect from 30th November 2018. Richard brings over 20 years’ experience in the voluntary sector, leading teams in a variety of income generation, marketing, programme delivery, volunteering, communications, policy and campaigning roles.

Professor Martin Green OBE, CEO of Care England and Vice President of The Care Workers Charity, said, “In the past two years the charity has gone through an unprecedented period of growth and development, and is now well established and recognised throughout the care sector as the place to go, when care workers need help and support. The foundations are now laid, and our work is expanding, but this is only the beginning. The charity has some really ambitious plans for the future, and some wonderful and creative people, on the Board and in the Executive, who are determined to make these plans a reality. So much has already been achieved, but there is more to do, and we are committed to ensuring that CWC builds its funding and its profile and is there for any care worker who needs us in times of difficulty or crisis. The people who work in care deserve our gratitude and our support, and I know that the care sector will embrace CWC and ensure it is there for everyone who needs it.”

Richard Muncaster expressed his excitement of the new role, “It is a fantastic honour to be appointed CEO of The Care Workers Charity. I’m joining an organisation in a strong financial position with a growing reputation across the sector. But more importantly, it’s a charity with a real sense of purpose. Every minute of every day care workers across the UK are working tirelessly to provide a lifeline to the members of our society who need it most; but all too often those same care workers are facing life-changing challenges of their own; including poverty, domestic violence, workplace stress and deteriorating mental and physical health. We believe that care workers have a right to lead rewarding personal and professional lives, and we are a charity on a mission to build a society that values and supports them to do so. I look forward to working with you all over the coming years to make that mission a success.”