Assisted Living Director joins Castleoak to drive forward sector expansion


castleoak_300x250Castleoak has appointed Roger Davies to the new position of Assisted Living Director to expand its existing offering of development solutions for independent and assisted living, including extra care.


Roger is the former Chief Executive of Methodist Homes (MHA). This new part-time role will involve assisting and advising Castleoak and its customers, as required, on strategy, business models and solutions. Roger will also help Castleoak secure new funding partnerships and will be regularly involved in the assessment of development opportunities.


Commenting on the appointment, Mel Knight, Group Chief Executive at Castleoak said: “Castleoak has delivered over 3,000 assisted living and extra care apartments across the UK so we’re delighted to now welcome Roger to the team. His experience, insight and customer understanding will enable us to further improve Castleoak’s offering, extend our range of assisted living development solutions, and support our customers who are keen to increase their presence in this sector.


“Britain’s ageing population presents a challenge and real opportunity for the sector to provide attractive, high quality and good value services which bring together housing, care and health.  We need to enable older people to plan ahead and move into a home of their own which they know will work for them as and when their family and health circumstances change.  We look forward to Roger applying his experience and expertise to support Castleoak and its customers expand the range of services on offer to meet this opportunity.”


Roger Davies said: “I am very pleased to be working with Castleoak who I have known and worked with successfully for over fourteen years as a customer whilst at Methodist Homes (MHA).  Castleoak is committed to the sector, knowledgeable, innovative and an excellent partner to work with.  The culture, energy and professionalism of the team attracted me to the role.


“2015 marks a new phase in my career, working part-time for several organisations on a consultancy, interim and Non-Executive basis rather than one full-time; continuing the same theme centred on bringing professionalism and commercial sense to the creation and delivery of services which benefit society and people in need in a sustainable way,” he said.


Over Roger’s fifteen years at MHA the charity became one of the largest providers of care, support and housing for older people in Britain.  Turnover in 2014 was £180m, rising from £30m in 1999.


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