Lynne Berry quits General Social Care Council for charity WRVS

General Social Care Council chief executive Lynne Berry will leave the regulator this September to take the helm of elderly people’s charity WRVS.

Berry has led the GSCC since its inception in 2001 and has piloted through the introduction of codes of conduct for social care staff and employers, the social work degree, and the registration of and protection of title for social workers.

Most recently, she has presided over the GSCC’s inquiry into the roles and tasks of social work, and started the process for registering domiciliary care worker.

GSCC chair Rodney Brooke said: “She created a new organisation which has delivered its agenda efficiently, to time and to budget. Because of Lynne, it has commanded widespread respect throughout the sector.”

Berry said: “I feel enormously proud to have played a part in raising the status and standing of those who work in social care and I am confident that the GSCC will continue to contribute to the leadership of the sector and to making a difference to the lives of those who use social care services.”

WRVS is best known for delivering meals on wheels, but provides a range of other services for older people at home, in the community and hospital.

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