Children’s Society director to lead operations at Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society has recruited senior Children’s Society director Dara de Burca to lead its operations.

De Burca joins as Alzheimer’s Society director of operations in. April from her current role as executive director of youth impact at The Children’s Society.

She is a qualified social worker and her previous roles include director of services at CLIC Sargent as well as senior roles supporting young people at the London Boroughs of Hackney and Hammersmith & Fulham.

In addition, she has also previously been director of children and young people at The Children’s Society.

As director of operations at Alzheimer’s Society she will lead services for people living with dementia as well as their carers, working in partnership with health and social care services as well as commercial providers.

“I’m delighted to be welcoming Dara de Burca to Alzheimer’s Society as our new Director of Operations,” said Alzheimer’s Society chief executive Kate Lee.

“The past two years have had a devastating effect on people living with dementia, making Dara’s role more crucial now than ever before.

“She will be a fantastic asset to the team, particularly given her personal connection to dementia and her significant knowledge of social care.

“We have an ambitious strategy for the services, to reach more people with dementia support than ever before and we are excited to have Dara join to lead that vital work.”

De Burca added: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the Alzheimer’s Society. As someone with experience of dementia in my family I know only too well the challenges faced by those with a diagnosis, and their family and friends.

“Over the past couple of years this has been horribly compounded by the impact of the pandemic.”

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