Carers’ charity appoints CEO

Frances Lawrence has been made CEO of Dementia Carers Count (DCC) a national charity for family carers looking after someone with dementia.  She has worked for charities since 2007 and has a background in fundraising.  Among her employers have been the Prince’s Trust, the NSPCC, and most recently the Young Women’s Trust and said that in her new role she wants to increase DCC’s impact “and reach more carers than ever before.”  Lawrence added: “I lost my mum to dementia two years ago so I know how lonely and challenging it can be to care for someone with dementia.  I am determined to make sure that people looking after someone with dementia get the information, recognition and support that they need to be able to cope.”