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New director of adult social care appointed

Liverpool City Council has appointed a new director of Adult Services and Health.

Anne Marie Lubanski will join Liverpool from Rotherham Borough Council and will take up the role in the new year, overseeing homelessness as well as adult social care.

In Rotherham, Ms Lubanski is the strategic director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health, a role she has held since August 2016.

As a member of Rotherham’s senior leadership team, she has played an important role in helping to steer a new path for the authority putting it on a rapid improvement journey over the last five years by leading the adult care transformation programme and working closely with partners to develop Rotherham’s Place Plan.

With more than 35 years’ experience in social care, Ms Lubanski was also the assistant director of Social Care Operations at North Yorkshire County Council, where she was in post for over eight years. Ms Lubanski has also worked at Bristol, Avon, and the London boroughs of Hillingdon and Hounslow.

Ms Lubanski replaces previous director Martin Farran who stepped down earlier this month after guiding the team in Liverpool for three years.

Anne Marie Lubanski said:

“I am thrilled to be taking up the position of director of Adult Services and Health at Liverpool City Council, working for the people of such a great city and with ambitious plans to improve its Adult Services and Health offer across the board.

“I am proud of the role I have played alongside some fantastic colleagues in delivering the Adult Care transformation programme in Rotherham and I hope to be able to use that knowledge and experience for the benefit of the council, employees, partners and residents of Liverpool.”

Cllr Frazer Lake, cabinet member for adults’ and children’s social care, said:

“There is pressure all across the public sector at the moment – and none more so than in social care.

“Anne Marie will join us at a time when we are facing some of the greatest challenges we have seen in social care but Liverpool’s response to the pandemic has shown the commitment we have in the city to supporting and improving the lives of our most vulnerable citizens.

“I know that the team is keen to welcome Anne Marie and her depth of experience in social care will be an invaluable asset to the city.”