NEWS HR

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).

Deloitte has appointed Paul Knight as a tax partner, and in this role Knight will lead the firm’s corporation tax advisory services to the public sector and charities. Knight joins from BDO, where he was head of not for profit tax. Over the last 20 years Knight has provided tax advisory services across a wide range of sectors, with particular focus on social housing, education and charities.

Elaine McNeill was on her way to work when she took ill in the street. The care worker was found dead in the snow.

Two carers filmed and laughed at a woman they were employed to look after as she crawled on the floor after one of them had tied her feet together with a phone cable, a court has heard. Danny Dias, 57, of Lindfield Copse, Thakeham, admitted ill-treating the woman by using a cable to bind her feet and another carer Wyn Ellis, also 57, laughed as he filmed her falling on the floor unable to stand as she struggled to free herself.

Harriet Haire, who has died aged 87, was a remarkable lady who overcame personal misfortune and later became a prominent figure in Clydebank and nationally in the community housing association sector.

A carer who abused two elderly men suffering from dementia by flicking their penises and pinching their nipples was jailed for one year in the Eastern Magistracy yesterday. Chui Chung-hin, 25, pleaded guilty to three counts of indecent assault. Deputy Magistrate Simon Ho Kick-fai refused the man’s request for bail pending an appeal.

Maryhill Housing has announced a pair of senior appointments. Jennifer Simon has been appointed director of operations following her recent stint as interim director of operations, while Rebecca Wilson joins as director of resources.