RCHA elects Derrick as new chairman


Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Mike Derrick has been elected as the new chairman of the East Sussex, Brighton & Hove Registered Care Homes Association (RCHA), the voluntary membership organisation representing registered care homes across the region. With more than 190 members, Mike Derrick takes over from Tony Andrews at a challenging time for the association. “The RCHA has an important role in helping services prepare for the new Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) regimes, find extra financial support for staff training and development, and ensure local councils sensibly implement the current government focus on adult protection,” said Mr Derrick. Originally a nurse, Mike has worked in the care field for 10 years and is a registered provider of a residential service, based in Burwash Common, for adults with learning disabilities. This year, the East Sussex, Brighton and Hove RCHA is holding its annual conference on Thursday October 17 at the Winter Gardens, Eastbourne. With top speakers from a range of backgrounds, to inclu





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