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The Silver Line, the charity founded by Dame Esther Rantzen, has appointed Martin Jones, managing director of Home Instead Senior Care, as a member of its board of trustees.

Colin Pattinson, former chief executive of Staffordshire Housing Association, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 69.

Beverly Harris has been appointed registered manager at Seabourne House in Bournemouth.

Julia Bentley has been appointed operations director of leading provider of residential, nursing and dementia care, Caring Homes.

Carol Dover joins Two Rivers, a not-for-profit community organisation that provides affordable homes. Two Rivers is currently investing heavily in its development programme with 1,000 new affordable homes to be built in Gloucestershire over the next decade.

Sir Chris Ham, the NHS Assembly co-chair and until recently the King’s Fund chief executive, has signed up as an adviser to a healthcare management consultancy. Sir Chris will join Carnall Farrar as a senior independent adviser to the board from next month. The firm was founded in 2014 by the former NHS London chief executive Dame Ruth Carnall and its director of strategy and provider development Hannah Farrar.

A former pharmacist has taken over the operations of Caremark’s Norwich & Broadland branch. Gurpreet Singh is the new managing director of the franchise, and will be in charge of 40 care workers, who provide 1,000 hours of care per week to clients across Norwich and the surrounding areas.

Prestige Nursing + Care has partnered with Dementia UK to provide a specialist dementia nurse to support service users and their families. Based in Norfolk, Admiral Nurse Sue Jones will provide one-to-one support, practical advice and expert guidance to help local people face dementia with more confidence and less fear. She will train Prestige Nursing + Care staff and look at the company’s policies and procedures to ensure they reflect the needs, rights and wishes of people with dementia and their families.