PCG Care Solutions (which includes the shop4support platform) has this month welcomed Laura Bimpson to its expanding team.
Laura joins the team as its Partnerships Manager and will be responsible for fostering new relationships and partnerships across the third and independent sectors and contributing to business development in these areas. A key part of Laura’s work will also include innovation and development in end-user initiatives, particularly in relation to self-funders.
Joining from In Control, the charity responsible for pioneering the concept and practice of self-directed support, Laura brings a wealth of experience of the personalisation agenda in social care and health.
With more than 12 years’ in communications, marketing and business development across the public, private and third sectors, Laura’s breadth of skills and knowledge will be invaluable to the team at PCG Care Solutions.
Commenting on her appointment, Laura said: “I am delighted to be joining PCG Care Solutions at what is a really exciting time as it continues to diversify and expand.
“For a considerable part of my career I have been immersed in the personalisation agenda and have seen first-hand the challenges that organisations face in implementing it. Parallel to this I have witnessed the experiences of people with care and support needs, and their families as they struggle to gain choice and control over their lives.
“Improving people’s experiences of the ‘system’ and helping practitioners to do their jobs more effectively and deliver better outcomes for people is something that I am extremely passionate about. I am therefore really pleased to be working for an organisation that has strong values in this area and a real commitment to ensuring ‘consumer power’ whilst delivering innovative and effective solutions for public services.”
David Bowes, Managing Director at PCG Care Solutions added: “Laura’s skills and knowledge will further strengthen our existing team. We have considerable plans for growth over the next few years and Laura will play a key part in this whilst ensuring that we remain rooted to our mission to create choice, and provide control to people needing care and support.
“Our team’s passion and dedication to making a positive difference to people’s lives is something that strongly sets us aside from our competitors. Many members of our team have direct personal experience of the health and social care systems including personal budgets, which enables us to have a unique position in the sector and unrivalled specialist knowledge and expertise.”