Care Plus is run by a board of directors who bring together their skills and experience to make important decisions about the homes and the services we provide for our customers.
The responsibilities of the board include:
- Making sure that we are run lawfully and ethically
- Approving our business plan
- Agreeing strategies, policies, financial and investment plans
- Monitoring our performance and ensuring that we deliver value for money.
Professor Graeme Betts CBE
With extensive experience of leading organisations, implementing national and local strategies and managing major change, Graeme enjoys working with people to drive up performance. A level 7 qualified executive coach and mentor, he is committed to a coaching style of leadership.
Graeme was awarded his PhD in Social Policy and Social Planning in 1991 and published his book, Local Government and Inequalities in Health, the following year. He has subsequently published numerous articles on health and social care.
In June 2013, Graeme was awarded an Honorary Professorship from the University of East London in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of his profession through publications and the development of public policy and services. Graeme was subsequently recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours in 2020 when he was awarded a CBE for services to adult social care.
At the Housing Plus Group, Graeme looks forward to building on the acknowledged successes of Care Plus and, as its Chair, leading on the expansion and development of the services it provides to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Having trained as a technologist in the NHS, Amarjit subsequently moved into the corporate sector where he built his technology and information management experience as well as spending time in production and operations management, sales and customer facing roles. A specialist in directing transformation and change in global organisations, as a member of the Group and Care Plus boards, Amarjit looks forward to helping with the development of the organisation, ensuring that the needs of its current and future customers are met through the provision of excellent and efficient services.
Passionate about the need to provide care and support for the most vulnerable in society, Jemima looks forward to working with Care Plus on the development and delivery of fit for the future, high quality care services through innovative and person-centred models.
Listening to customers and staff and responding to their needs whilst building strong and stable partnerships, are important to Jemima, recognising that these will both build the Care Plus brand and ensure the delivery of new and exciting service offerings to a wide range of customers.
Prior to becoming chief executive at Severnside, Sarah was responsible for development and business growth for a Kent based Group of Housing Associations, leading its geographic expansion and diversification. At Severnside for over 10 years, her leadership saw Severnside grow to become a successful, financially strong and diverse organisation.
Sarah was appointed chief executive of the Housing Plus Group in 2016 and re-appointed in 2019 when the Group completed a successful merger with Stafford and Rural Homes. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and former chair of both the NHF regional committee and the Shropshire Registered Social Landlord Forum.
Passionate about housing and people, Sarah, is committed to ensuring that the group delivers its vision of ‘Making a positive difference to homes, lives and communities’.