2017 LEADERS IN CARE: INNOVATORS IN CARE: CHRIS GAGE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, LADDER TO THE MOON

Unlocking the creative potential of carers is the mission of Ladder to the Moon Managing Director Chris Gage. A social entrepreneur and organisational development practitioner, Chris has pioneered Ladder to the Moon’s unique approach to care innovation.

A former Care Innovator of the Year, Chris began his career in care 15 years ago making theatre with people living with dementia. He now spends his time consulting with senior teams to embed practices that deliver consistent creativity and business and wellbeing outcomes.

Earlier this year, Chris launched the Centre for Creativity and Innovation in Care (CCIC) in partnership with Care England, National Care Forum, WCS Care, Forest Healthcare, Graham Care, Keychange Charity and Elizabeth Homes.  Developed in partnership with the Cass Business School, CCIC aims to redefine leadership in the sector by helping professional care and support organisations place creativity at the heart of their day by realising the creative potential of their own people from the boardroom to the bedside.

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Placing creativity and innovation at the centre of care is a strategy that clearly works with 11 of Ladder to the Moon’s partner organisations achieving Outstanding.

Chris and his team provide programmes specifically geared towards gaining Outstanding ratings.

The Innovators in Care category is sponsored by Person Centred Software http://personcentredsoftware.com/

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