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About Us

Care Development East is dedicated to promoting excellence across the social care and health workforce in the east of England. We provide impartial advice, support, guidance and information to the sector operating as an independent, non-profit making organisation.

We work to:
- Support the sector to implement new competencies needed to comply with legislation
- Promote a positive local image of health and social care
- Seek and secure funding for the sector
- Raise the profile of the sector as a career of choice
- Assist care providers to develop a highly skilled, person-centred workforce

Our team

Liz Taylor, Chair of Care Development East
Ian Turner, Vice Chair of Care Development East
Christian Bone, Chief Executive Officer
Kate Evans, Apprentice and Employment Coordinator, Care Careers Suffolk
Cass White, Finance Administrator
Hannah McLaughlin, Health and Social Care Ambassador Coordinator
Kerrey Goosetree, Health and Social Care Ambassador Coordinator

Our services

Care Development East works with many organisations and partners to deliver a high quality service, develop new initiatives, improve access to training, and to promote rewarding careers in care through our brand Care Careers Suffolk and the I Care...Ambassadors scheme.
We are committed to keeping the sector informed by offering information, advice and guidance through our regular:
  • Masterclasses
  • Roadshows
  • Training events
  • Registered Managers' Network
  • Care Development East and Care Careers Suffolk websites, and our information portal Carewise
  • Newsletters, both digital and in print 
  • Mail outs, both in paper and electronic form
  • Sector specific business advice and health checks  

Our contact details 

You can contact us by post at:
Care Development East
Unit 9, Norfolk House, Williamsport Way, Lion Barn Industrial Estate,
Needham Market, Ipswich IP6 8RW
By telephone: 01449 720400
By email: info@caredevelopmenteast.co.uk

Our annual reports

Annual Report 2015/16 
Annual Report 2016/17
Annual Report 2017/18