Care Managers Council ceases trading
Twelve months after renaming itself as the Care Managers Council (CMC), the organisation has declared itself insolvent and has ceased trading. First formed as a professional association called Care Managers UK (CMUK) in March, 2004 the body obtained government approval to rename itself in November 2004 with Matt Whittingham at the helm as chief executive. The organisation is now understood to have undischarged debts amounting to more than Â£100,000 and a statement from the CMC – undated and unsigned but received by _Caring Times_ in December – said the body would not oppose a winding up order if one was to be issued. The website Guide2Care has reported that many care home managers have been left out of pocket by the CMC’s demise, having paid annual subscriptions of more than Â£200. It is also reported that more than Â£30,000 has been paid to the organisation by care providers for training which cannot be delivered. _Caring Times_ has been unable to contact the CMC for comment.