Alex Ramamurthy, chief executive of the Care Workers Charity (CWC) has resigned to work on a booking platform, a post he will take up on 30 November.
The booking platform will enable care homes to rent their communal space to host adult day clubs.
Mr Ramamurthy’s new role will allow him to embark on a new business venture designed to bring older people from the community into care homes to reduce loneliness, which generating a new revenue stream for care homes.
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 long-term 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 took on the role of CEO in November 2016 under the premise that Ben Allen and I had six months to either breathe new life into the charity and make it sustainable for the long-term, or to close it – a challenge that really grabbed my attention.
“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 CQC resurrected and completely transformed.”
The charity’s chief will be replaced by Richard Muncaster.
Under Mr Ramamurthy’s leadership, the charity has won the ‘Change Project of the Year’ award and was shortlisted for ‘Charity of the Year’ at the 2018 Charity Times Awards.
Mr Muncaster said: “I’m joining an organisation in a strong financial position with a growing reputation across the sector. But more importantly, it’s a charity with a real sense of purpose.
“Every minute of every day, care workers across the UK are working tirelessly to provide a lifeline to the members of our society who need it most; but all too often those same care workers are facing life-changing challenges of their own; including poverty, domestic violence, workplace stress and deteriorating mental and physical health.
“We believe that care workers have a right to lead rewarding personal and professional lives, and we are a charity on a mission to build a society that values and supports them to do so.”