Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) has appointed Ian McCreath as its new Head

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Ian was previously Policy Manager for Personalisation and Integration at Alzheimer’s Society.  He is also co-founder and Operating Officer of the Dementia Change Action Network (DCAN) an open network championing personalisation and co-production alongside NHS England and Improvement.

Ian has 25 years’ experience working within  health, social care, Voluntary, Community Social Enterprise Sector in a variety of front line, management and policy roles. Ian is also a Programme Board member of Coalition for Personalised Care, contributor to the Social Care Future movement and has worked with Think Local Act Personal since 2012 on various working groups, including both the original and updated versions of Making It Real.

 Ian says:

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to take up the role of Head of Think Local Act Personal and join the SCIE Executive Team at this critical time. I have long been impressed by the collaborative leadership shown by the TLAP team, National Coproduction Advisory Group members and wider partnership in promoting change and improvement through personalised and community centred approaches.   I can’t wait to get started and help lead the partnership into the next stage of our essential mission to transform lives and communities through personalisation.”

  Clenton Farquharson MBE, Chair of the TLAP board says: 

“I’m very pleased that Ian is joining us as the new Head of TLAP. I have seen first-hand his commitment to the principles of good personalised care and support and how he has involved people with lived experience in meaningful co-production. On behalf of all my colleagues from the TLAP partnership and SCIE we extend him a warm welcome. I am looking forward to working alongside Ian, as TLAP continues to advance personalisation, so it remains high on the agenda for social care reform and supports real change on the ground.” 

Ian will start at TLAP on 21st June.  

You can connect with Ian on twitter as well as on Linked In.