On the move

Children’s charity Coram Family has appointed educational psychologist and child protection specialist Renuka Jeyarajah-Dent as director of operations. She will join on 1 May from NCH – The Bridge Child Care Development Service, where she has been director since 2002.

The government has appointed three trustees for the independent living funds, which help 19,500 severely disabled people to live independently in their own homes. Former director of social services Margaret McGlade, qualified social worker Susan Winterburn and public law and human rights specialist Yogi Amin will initially serve for five years. 

Jackie Hothersall, services manager for Children 1st, has been chosen as assistant director for the child protection charity’s north region. A qualified social worker, Hothersall worked for various local authority social work teams in north east Scotland before moving to the voluntary sector in 1996.

Shelter has appointed Diana Fawcett as director of services. She will manage more than 400 frontline housing advice and helpline staff in England and oversee projects such as Homeless to Home to help formerly homeless people settle into their homes. Fawcett joins from Bexley Council in London, where she oversaw a restructuring of the housing service.

Independent health care provider Castlebeck has appointed consultant psychiatrist Dr Medhat Emara to work with adults with learning disabilities at Monroe House and Ellen Mhor in Dundee. Dr Emara joins Castlebeck from Dudley Primary Care Trust in the Midlands, where he worked on early intervention in psychosis.

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