Swanton Care appoints new leadership team


SWANTON CARE AND COMMUNITY has appointed a new leadership team following the recent acquisition of the Company by Apposite Capital.

Andrew Shelton-Murray

Andrew Shelton-Murray is now serving as interim CEO until the arrival of new full-time CEO Garry Cross later in the autumn.


Andrew, formerly of Danshell and Inmind Healthcare, has worked in the health and social care sector for more than 30 years. At the end of his tenure as CEO he will become a Non-Executive Director on the Board.


Garry, formerly Commercial and Acquisitions Director of the Lifeways Group who has worked in the sector for a decade with prior senior management experience in the retail and leisure sectors, will join the Company in November. They are both joined by new Operations Director Gary Thompson, who as the former head of Autism Care UK together with a senior director role with Lifeways brings over 25 years’ experience in social care.

Garry Cross

Andrew said the arrival of the new team marked an exciting next chapter in the history of the adult social care provider.


He said: “Swanton has already started to provide a robust care pathway and has a dedicated and very experienced team. Under my leadership, and then Garry’s, we will build an organisation that delivers the highest quality care and support for our service users, their families and our commissioners.


“It’s no secret that the social care sector has faced unprecedented financial challenges in recent years but I am confident that we can invest in the right places and build an organisation that will be truly leading edge and be outcome focused.


“The success of this organisation simply depends on delivering outstanding and truly person centred services and that is exactly what we will do in the coming years.”


Swanton works with people with complex and multiple needs including Autism, Learning Difficulties, Mental Ill-health, ABI and other neurological disorders. Its services include registered care homes, care homes with nursing, community based supported living and domiciliary care.


With facilities across the UK the rapidly growing group has a reputation for service and employee innovation and has a strong culture of service user involvement and ownership.


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