CRC Scene Summer 2019

17 July 2019

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We have had a very busy first half of the year and as we get an opportunity to enjoy the summer time, we can look back at some of our highlights this year so far.

This newsletter once again shows us a snapshot of some of the amazing work that we are engaging in across our services in every division and location.

In keeping with our strategic plan and ensuring the 9 - 10 optimum management structure for the CRC, I was delighted to welcome Alison McCallion as Head of Operations and Catherine Stuart to the role of Head of Adult Services. I am so delighted to see our own talent emerge from open competitions as it is a focus of mine to develop and strengthen the management and leadership talent at all levels in the CRC.

Alison will lead on managing the day to day operations and will, in particular, focus on working with the management team on the integration of our different services to get the best outcomes for our children and adults.

It was great to see the official launch of the Ability program in May and to successfully deliver on the first year of the program.

The publication of our 2018 annual report is here and I hope you all get a chance to read it. Thank you all for your contributions to the report and in helping us reflect the work we are doing in a meaningful way.

I am delighted to support the Speech and Language Therapy department in their communication access initiative, I encourage all departments to engage with it and I look forward to the secret assessor visiting the CEO office some time soon!

We are putting the final stages on the staff engagement plan and will be reaching out in September to establish the first phase of the staff engagement group, we are also developing our website and look forward to engaging with you in terms of content and relevance.

Finally we should all be really proud to celebrate the CRC Board winning the Charity Board of the Year award. This is such a good news story for the CRC and a reflection of the progress we have made in governance and accountability over the past 5 years. Thank you all for your support to me and the Board in making this happen.

I hope you all get a chance to enjoy a break this summer and re-charge, rest & reflect on a great year so far and a busy time ahead.

Stephanie Manahan