Chief Executive, Care Sante Limited
Roger is the CEO of Care Sante Limited, a small group established in 2021 with businesses in Derbyshire, Kent and Hertfordshire. Roger has been in the homecare sector for 25 years, running some of the larger national companies, including Care UK Homecare, Sevacare and Direct Health. Roger is one of the most experienced business leaders in the sector and understand all the challenges that face companies in the sector, from securing fair deals with public sector customers, dealing with the challenges of recruiting and retaining staff whose work is underpaid and under-valued, to coping with the challenges of public procurement practices and CQC regulation. He has been an active member of the Homecare Association for many years, becoming vice-chair between 2019 and 2020, and working closely with Jane Townson and the team during the earlier stages of the COVID pandemic. Roger is a passionate advocate of the importance of high-quality care in people’s own homes, regularly sharing platforms with public and private-sector professionals, seeking to influence and to shape better operational models of social care delivery. He continues to push for structural change in the way in which care in people’s homes is commissioned, to enable provision to move away from a piecemeal, visit-by-visit model to one of structured, locally-focused teams of staff providing true person-centred support.