Debbie Le Quesne

Care Association Alliance and West Midlands Care Association

Debbie Is the Chief Executive of the West Midlands Care Association and the Co-Chair of the Care Association Alliance.

Her interest in Social Care started at the age of 14 as a volunteer for people with Learning Disability and the local PHAB Club.

After completing a business degree, she worked in marketing Associations. Continuing her interest in helping the Care Industry through the Rotary Club; helping to start a Learning Disability Home and run a Holiday Home for Older people in Ross on Wye.

She started work for the Association in 2003 to promote the sharing of best practice between Care Providers, Local Authorities and stakeholders.

In 2010 she met with other Associations to share information which developed into the Care Association Alliance. The Alliance, has 42 members which shows the impact and consequences of strategic policy on the front line of social care to central decision makers.

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Working in Partnership, to put Service Users first

Everyone wants to put Service Users first and provide personal care, yet the entire adult care echo system has different challenges which mean we all end up compromising our aim. If we worked together could we help each other to achieve our main goal. What do we need to do to work in partnership and what have we got to lose?