The People at LCA (Board & Staff)
Lancashire Care Association (LCA) has been representing quality independent sector providers in Lancashire since 1992 and has been a not-for-profit company since 2001. There is a small core staff and a dedicated Board of volunteers who together carry the workload. The core staff and Board are assisted by Logical Care in their membership services, online services and marketing.
LCA mainly covers the LCC area but also has significant membership in Blackpool and members in Blackburn with Darwen and adjoining areas. LCA represents the independent sector (private and charitable providers), younger adults and older people, care homes and domiciliary care, larger groups and smaller independents. This mix is reflected in the Board make-up and is an important principle within the framework of LCA.
The LCA Board is made up of directors from various backgrounds within the care sector who between them bring a wealth of experience to the LCA for the benefit of its members. Anyone with an interest in contributing to the Board's work should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal talk. Each year one third of the Board make their places available for new Directors at LCA's Annual General Meeting.
Please click on the right hand tabs for background on each of our directors.
Paul Simic, CEO
Paul Simic, has been CEO since 2002. During that time he has been the inaugural Chair of the Lancashire Workforce Development Partnership and on the board of Skills for Care NW. He was a non-executive director of Complete Care Network and has been Independent Chair of the Greater Manchester Care Sector Council covering health and social care providers across Greater Manchester. He represented independent sector providers on the Safeguarding Adults Board. He currently co-chairs the Social Care Partnership.
He is a Sociology graduate and has an MSc from Manchester University. In 2009 he completed the SCIE 'Social Care Leadership Development Programme' organised through Inlogov at Birmingham University.
His commitment is for LCA to be an association relevant to providers across the independent sector, to service users and their carers, and to be effective in dialogue with local and central government around issues crucial to the quality of care.
Sarah Luton - LCA Administrator
Deborah Baldwin - DBS Administrator
Shirley Bennett - Membership Administrator