Alex Ramamurthy, the chief executive of the Care Workers Charity (CWC) is stepping down from his job later this month.

He will leave on 30th November to work on a booking platform enabling care homes to rent their communal space to adult day clubs.

The charity’s chief, who started his CWC role in November 2016, is to be replaced by Richard Muncaster.

Mr Ramamurthy is embarking on a new business venture designed to bring older people from the community into care homes to reduce their loneliness, while also generating new revenue streams for care homes. The new company will launch in 2019 and allows people to book adult day club places in care homes using an Airbnb style bookings platform. Visit the website for more information.

Mr Ramamurthy said:

“Earlier in the year, I felt I had taken CWC where I said I would and it was time to find a longterm replacement. I feel very paternal towards the charity, so will be joining the board as Trustee and have been asked to stay on in a part-time role as Head of Partnerships. I’d like to thank all of our supporters who believed in our renewed vision and joined us on a two-year journey that has seen CWC resurrected and completely transformed.”