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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

The teams at DCC



Social Care Commissioning Team

The role of social care commissioners is to ensure that there are the right types of services, available in the right places to meet the needs of Devon people, in a timely and affordable way. The team works closely with Health Commissioners and Procurement colleagues to fulfil its duty to ensure that good quality services which deliver the best value to local people, are available.

The Social Care Commissioning Team Structure Chart gives an overview of the management structure.

Senior Commissioning Managers
The following senior commissioning managers hold overarching responsibility for key areas of work:

Ian Hobbs

Senior Commissioning Manager, Market Management & Quality Assurance

Ian's has an extensive public sector background..................

Solveig Sansom

Senior Commissioning Manager, Older People & Older People's Mental Health

Solveig has a background which spans the public & private sectors and health. She has worked extensively in Health and was Head of Integration for South Devon & Torbay CCG in her last commissioning role.

Peter Brennan

Senior Commissioning Manager, Disabilities & Mental Health (Interim)

Pete has a background in...........

Geraldine Benson

Principal Social Worker

Geraldine has a long standing background in operational management & service delivery, in social care & health, including recently her role as the Health and Social Care Community Services Manager in East Devon.

Quality Assurance and Improvement Team

The QAIT team offers advice & support providers to meet the quality standards and requirements of Regulators and Devon County Council. Read more

Enquires: QAIT mailbox

Steve Blandford

Quality Assurance & Improvement Team Manager

Steve has responsibility for the whole team. His background is......................

John Wilkin

Quality Assurance & Improvement Locality Manager, Northern

John's is the lead contact for both North Devon & unregulated services, (ie non CQC regulated services) His background is................

Sandie Graham

Quality Assurance & Improvement Locality Manager, Southern

Sandie is the lead contact for South Devon and for regulated community based personal care services. Her background is...................

Andrea East

Quality Assurance & Improvement Locality Manager, Eastern

Andrea is the lead contact for East Devon & Exeter and for nursing & residential care homes. Her background is..................

People Procurement Service

This team works very closely with commissioners to ensure that services are procured and contracted in a fair and transparent manner and meet EU procurement regulations. Read more

Enquiries: Procurement Mailbox

Nicola Tribble

Category Manager, People Procurement Team

Nicola's background is.........................

Business Relations Team

The Business Relations Team works to support independent health & social care providers & commissioners to work collaboratively to ensure that there are enough of the right types of services to support people in Devon to live the lives they wish to live.  Read more

Enquiries: Social Care Business Relations Mailbox

Richard White

Sector Lead for Residential Care & Nursing Homes

Richard is responsible for/his background is................

Paula Johnson

Business Relations Project Officer

Paula's background is.................

Sue Gubb

Business Relations Officer

Sue has worked for Devon since 2001. Her current work focusses on supporting the residential and personal care sectors. She has a strong background in the Health, Social Care, Housing and Probation fields.

Sam Alford

Business Relations Officer

Sam works with the unregulated sector and is the contact for new business development. Her background includes service development & management in the voluntary & social enterprise sectors & Children’s Services commissioning

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