Highland Council’s director of care and learning Bill Alexander has announced his retirement.

The chief executive of a 27000-home association has announced his retirement. Mr Dacey is a former chair of the G15 group of London’s largest housing associations. He began his career as a trainee housing manager for Merseyside Improved Houses. He went on to work at Liverpool Housing Trust followed by West Pennine Housing Association, where he was group chief executive until 1995. He joined Samuel Lewis Trust, now Southern Housing Group, in 1995.

PegasusLife has appointed Ali Powell as Chief Commercial Officer.

Welsh housing association Linc Cymru has appointed a new chief executive. Scott Sanders, who was previously a director at Wales’ largest housing association Pobl Group, replaces retiring chief executive Robert Smith. Mr Smith had been at the helm of the 4,400-home landlord for 14 years.

New Care has appointed Hayley Bebbington as Registered Manager at Grosvenor Manor.

Cherie Reynolds had withdrawn cash and used the victim’s bank card to pay for equipment at the Ash Grove Residential Home in St Martins. At Shrewsbury Crown Court last week, Reynolds was sentenced to 52 weeks in prison, suspended for two years. The 49-year-old, of Church Lane, St Martins, was also made subject to an overnight curfew, which will last for the next 42 days. At an earlier hearing she had admitted 12 charges of fraud committed between July 2015 and October 2016. The court heard a total of £3,850 was taken from the account of Albert Hughes while he was a resident at the home in Church Lane.

Coverage Care has made a number of new appointments. Wendy Lellek replaces the recently retired Elizabeth Jones at Greenfields in Whitchurch while Liam Palmer has been made Manager at Innage Grange, Bridgnorth. Debbie Ellis has taken the helm at Barclay Gardens in Telford with Carolyn Fisher and Michelle Humphries taking over at Montgomery House and Coton Hill House in Shrewsbury.

A manager of a care home has been jailed for 15 months after she stole over £16,000 from a resident with severe learning difficulties. Mavis Mary Ngwerume, who was the manager of Divine Care Solutions, a home for adults with severe learning disabilities, made numerous withdrawals from the resident’s bank account who had been placed there by Slough Borough Council (SBC).