(Published 14 June 2021)
We’re delighted to announce that our Chief Executive Raina Summerson has been recognised in leading care sector publication Home Care Insight’s inaugural Power List.
The Power List recognises and celebrates adult social care’s most influential leaders, who are shining examples of excellence and innovation.
Raina has been included in the ‘Voice of the Industry’ category, recognising her dedication in campaigning for social care sector reform.
We celebrate our 35th anniversary this year and remain family-owned, growing from a single care home in Weymouth to be one of the largest independent providers of high quality care services in the country.
Raina has been key to our growth since joining in 2004, and is recognised locally and nationally as an influential voice within the health and social care sector, and as a champion for reform and long-term funding.
The Power List award is a tremendous reflection on the incredible Agincare teams we have across the country, all of whom are passionate about delivering high quality care in their community.
Adult social care reform, including long-term funding and a workforce strategy, is absolutely crucial for care workers, and ultimately the people they are dedicated to supporting and caring for.
Raina and other Agincare colleagues were invited to give evidence to government’s Health and Social Care Select Committee last year as part of its investigations into the future of social care.
We also regularly contribute to the conversation around social care. In recent weeks this has included publication of The Health Foundation’s review of the government’s Covid response, Carers Week 2021 report and LaingBuisson UK Healthcare Workforce & Recruitment Market Report.
Raina is also regularly invited to join industry discussion panels and events on current issues, and also represents Agincare and the care sector in the local and national media.
She works with the United Kingdom Home Care Association, and other national bodies, lobbying for improved terms and conditions for the workforce and driving up standards in the social care sector.
View the power list.