The newly elected Chairman of Glebe House, Bryan Higgins, shares his thoughts and visions for Glebe House over the next few years. Bryan’s day job is a healthcare director working for a national accountancy firm for over past 16 years and he has over 25 years adult and children social care experience behind him.
Bryan says: ‘Glebe House is in a good position. The recently filed accounts to March 2016, shows income of £1.1m and liquid reserves of £450,000. These are the highest levels of income and reserves ever recorded in the 25 years Glebe House has provided social care services in Loughborough. Couple this to a loyal and trusted workforce, good regulatory compliance, strong governance and recent admission onto a four year Local Authority Framework for adults and this explains why the trustees, Chief Executive and staff are justifiably proud of these achievements. So this is a very sound platform for a new Chairman to start from.
Our services for children and adults are diverse having developed in response to local demand. The vast majority of our income is from Leicestershire County Council funding either directly or indirectly and my priority task over the next few years is to ensure the inevitable funding squeeze is responded to proactively to mitigate any impact on jobs and services.
I am greatly encouraged and supported by the professionalism of the staff and the commitment and tireless work of Peter Warlow, Chief Executive, as I take on this challenging and yet vastly rewarding role of Chairman.’