A care home whistleblower who quit her job after just two weeks says standards at the facility were that bad she told families to get their loved ones out. Jessica Taylor claims she was the ninth member of management to walk out of Freshfields Nursing Home in Wythenshawe in just 18 months because of the way it was being run.

Annie Sinnott MBE, owner of the Old Vicarage care home in Leigh, Dorset and one of the care sector’s leading lights, has died after a very short illness.

A former London-based chartered surveyor has left the corporate world for business by becoming a franchisee for Promedica24 and is said to have already become a valued member of the chain; just three months after joining. Angela Mewis, who has operated the Promedica24 franchise in Surrey since January, said she decided to “escape the rat race” of corporate life and become a franchisee for the live-in care provider because it offered the “best of both worlds; my hard work benefits me and I’m doing something worthwhile to help those truly in need in the community”.

Alison Inman has been announced as the vice president of the Chartered Institute of Housing for 2016/17.

Muirhouse Housing Association has announced the appointment of Stevie McAvoy as its new chief executive.

The new chairman of Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust Stephen Stringer believes a ‘decent home is the bedrock on which people can build their lives’.

The Chief Executive of the Southern Health Trust, Kieran Donaghy, has resigned. Mr Donaghy has been the interim chief executive for just three months and was officially appointed in early January. In a letter from the Chairperson of the Trust, Roberta Brownlee, it was stated that Mr Donaghy was leaving for ‘personal reasons’.

The vice-chair of Eildon Housing Association’s board, Henry Coyle, has resigned his position following 17 years of service.