Dr Anna Dixon announced as Chair of Archbishop’s new Commission on Reimagining Care
The Centre for Ageing Better’s Chief Executive, Dr Anna Dixon, has been appointed as the Chair of a new Archbishop’s Commission on Reimagining Care, which is aimed at developing a radical and inspiring vision that reimagines care and support for the elderly and disabled.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York announced that the Commission will seek to shape responses to ageing and disability in society, challenging existing attitudes and models of care, where appropriate, and highlighting where things are working well.
As well as contributing to the national debate on the purpose of care and support and informing how care is provided in future, the Commission will identify practical ideas, informed by extensive listening, and gathering of examples of good practice.
Dr Anna Dixon MBE, who will Chair the Commission, said: “Sadly, today too many people are without the care and support they need to live a full life.
“I am delighted to have been asked to Chair the Archbishops’ Commission on Reimagining Care.
“There is an urgent need for a new vision for care that is clear about its purpose and value and the values that underpin it.
“A vision that puts people and relationships at its heart and redefines the status of care-givers, both paid and unpaid, and those who need care and support.
“We need to make some radical changes if we are to support one another to live well and fully participate regardless of age and ability; this is an issue for all of us, for the church, other faith communities and wider society.”
The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, said: “We have been drawn back to the core values of society and community during the last 12 months.
“Society is richer when there is dignity for all and we treat one another with compassion.
“We have become more aware of gaps in our society: we have not sufficiently valued and loved many people in care and those living with a disability.
“This Commission will advocate for them and will explore what it means to provide effective care and support in their communities.”https://thiis.co.uk/dr-anna-dixon-announced-as-chair-of-archbishops-new-commission-on-reimagining-care/https://i1.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Anna-Dixon_0.jpg?fit=900%2C600&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Anna-Dixon_0.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomSector NewsThird SectorAnna Dixon,Archbishop,Centre for Ageing Better,Commission,disabled,elderly,Reimagining CareThe Centre for Ageing Better’s Chief Executive, Dr Anna Dixon, has been appointed as the Chair of a new Archbishop’s Commission on Reimagining Care, which is aimed at developing a radical and inspiring vision that reimagines care and support for the elderly and disabled. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York...Liane McIvorLiane McIvorliane@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine