Angus Carers Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Maciej Alexander as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Lorna Barenburg, the Chair of the Board said: “Angus Carers Centre has been supporting young and adult carers for over 20 years now. As we enter the new post-pandemic era, we need to reflect on our journey and evolve to better support those with caring responsibilities. We are confident that Maciej’s experience and skills will equip us well to make this transition and lead us into the next exciting chapter of our journey.”
Reflecting on his appointment, Maciej stated: “It’s a privilege to become part of a cause that is close to my heart and join Angus Carers Centre at this exciting time. Carers play an integral role in our society providing invaluable support to individuals and families, yet their efforts often remain unrecognised and undervalued.
The last two years of the pandemic have had a profound impact on all our lives and relationships. We have seen how kind, compassionate and selfless we can be, with many individuals taking on additional responsibilities, caring and supporting loved ones and others in our communities.
This, however, comes at a cost. Poor physical and mental health, limited employment and social opportunities, smaller support networks, not to mention, stigma and an astounding lack of awareness of what caring really is like. That is why the support our team provides day-in day-out is even more essential now more than ever.
With the local and national social care horizon changing, we have a unique opportunity and moment in time to make a true difference to the lives of carers and their families. I am thrilled to be joining and lead a talented and passionate team, work with our volunteers, and Board members, and immensely looking forward to meeting our carers and building on the successes and achievements of this wonderful charity.”