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Bluebird Care has announced the appointment of a new managing director. Phil Pegler has joined the national home care provider from Four Seasons Healthcare, where he was interim programme director.

A new registered manager has been appointed at a Bradford nursing home. Comfort Sijuwade has joined the team at Staveley Birkleas in Shipley, which is owned and operated by Czajka Care Group, and cares for young people from the age of 18 through to 64, who have a variety of needs including amputees, people with brain injuries, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington’s, Epilepsy and many other complex conditions.

Abbeyfield Society chief executive officer David McCullough has died, the charity has announced. He passed away suddenly on Monday 8 February, Abbeyfield said in a statement.

Valorum Care Group, has announced two senior appointments with a new CEO and Board Chair now in place. Rhian Stone has been appointed CEO, with Simon Harrison taking up the role of Group Chair.

The chief executive of a Norwich-based social housing provider is to retire from his role after a decade at the helm. Mike Allen is stepping down from his role at the head of the Norwich Housing Society. He described his 10 years in the job as “the happiest time of my career”.

East Midlands-based Adept Care has appointed Kenny Nelson as its new business director for its Midlands-based care homes.

Graeme Kelly, who is currently a Director at Walker Healthcare, will move across to the newly created role at its newest development, Cramond Residence, as it looks to build on growing demand as consumer confidence recovers within aspects of the sector that can demonstrate a positive track record over the past 12 months.

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has appointed a housing association chief executive to be its first ever director of consumer regulation. Kate Dodsworth, chief executive of Gateway Housing, will take up the new role in the summer. The position has been created as part of the RSH’s response to the Social Housing White Paper, which proposed an overhaul of consumer regulation.