Vic Rayner

National Care Forum

Vic is Executive Director of the National Care Forum and has many years’ experience of working in the voluntary and community sector, with a focus on housing, care and support sectors.

She spent the last seven years as the CEO of Sitra - a leading national membership body championing excellence in housing, health, care and support.

As CEO, Vic sat on a wide range of governmental and sector wide bodies including DWP, DCLG, CQC and ADASS steering groups.

Vic is the Independent Chair of the Brighton and Hove Fairness Commission, tackling inequalities and promoting social justice within the locality. She is also a Director of the London Housing Foundation, funding innovation and best practice in homelessness provision, and trustee of Hestia.

Vic has an MBA (Distinction), MA and BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

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Equality, Diversion and Inclusion – People at the Heart

In recent times there has been a growing focus on how the care sector addresses issues associated with equality, diversity and human rights. The welcome focus on this agenda is coming from a range of quarters, including the Dementia Action Alliance, The Care Quality Commission and the British Institute on Human Rights. It is critical, therefore, that care providers are confident in their understanding of how best to support people using services and their workforce in ways that focus on the importance of creating and sustaining inclusive communities.