The Independent Care Group (ICG) has appointed a new chief executive and new operations director as the company prepares to expand next year. Nick Swash has joined the ICG as its full-time chief executive. Mr Swash has worked in the business environment for some years and has extensive experience in many commercial environments which he will bring to the ICG. John Pattinson has joined as the new operations director. Mr Pattinson has spent many years with the NHS and brings vast experience of health and social care to the ICG.

Ashlands Manor in Sale, Greater Manchester, has welcomed a new management team; local ladies Isobel Scott join as registered manager and Rebecca Regan as deputy manager.

Fremington Manor care home in Barnstaple has welcomed a new manager, Rae Vanstone. Rae joins with a wealth of experience and is a very familiar face to residents and staff, as she comes from her previous role at Kenwith Castle, where she has worked for the past 16 years.

New managers have been unveiled at two care homes in North Devon. Kenwith Castle care home, near Bideford, has announced Amanda Williams will become the home’s new manager Amanda Williams.

Carers Trust has appointed the current CEO of the Mayor’s Fund for London, Kirsty McHugh, as its next CEO, taking up the role in February.

​The Bone Cancer Research Trust has announced Mat Cottle-Shaw as its new CEO.

UK Community Foundations (UKCF) has appointed Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE as President, with immediate effect.

Ruth Whatling has joined Homeless Network Scotland in the role of Head of Policy & Equality, a newly created post that speaks to a growing awareness and importance placed on equality considerations in ending homelessness in Scotland.