Belsize Village, London, 28 August 2014: Penrose Care, London’s ethical provider of home care services, today announced it has appointed Rabbi Markus A. Lange to its Board of Directors as a non-executive director.
“Dr. Matthew Knight and I are incredibly honoured and thrilled to have Rabbi Markus join us on the Penrose Care Board of Directors,” said Penrose Care’s board chairman and managing director Robert Stephenson-Padron. “Rabbi Markus brings to Penrose Care’s board a wealth of experience, especially in the merging of compassion and values into health and social care settings which is of fundamental importance to us. Rabbi Markus has been a long-time friend and supporter of Penrose Care and we are very pleased that he will now be helping us in this formal capacity.”
Rabbi Lange has been the Resident Chaplain of the Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead since 2010 providing Spiritual, Pastoral and Religious Care to all patients, families, staff and volunteers as a full member of the multi-professional teams for the in-patient and out-patient service of the hospice. He is acting Vice-President of the Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplains and the founder and convenor of the Children’s Hospice Spiritual Care Network. He is on the professional register of the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplains. Prior to his posting at the Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead, Rabbi Lange held administrative and educational roles including at the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Council of Christians and Jews. He teaches and supervises chaplains and healthcare professionals on a regular basis.
Rabbi Lange holds an MA in Jewish Studies from King’s College London, and a diploma in Supervision in the Helping Professions from the London Centre of Psychodrama. He has received his rabbinic training in New York and London. In 2003-2007, during his time in the USA, he has specialized in healthcare chaplaincy in the context of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and through various internships with caring and therapeutic services. Prior to that, he has studied and worked in Prague, Berlin and London.
Penrose Care’s board of directors consist of one executive director, former healthcare research analyst Robert Stephenson-Padron, and two non-executive directors: hospital physician Dr. Matthew Knight and healthcare chaplain Rabbi Markus A. Lange.
About Penrose Care
Penrose Care is an ethical provider of home care services London, United Kingdom to adults with disabilities and elderly persons, including those with dementia. The company operates upon a fundamental belief that to promote a caring workforce, the organisation itself must be caring. As the pioneer of ethics in home care in the UK, Penrose Care in 2012 became one of the first four providers in the country to become an Accredited Living Wage Employer and in 2013 the first independent sector provider to be compliant with Citizens UK’s landmark Social Care Charter. Our ethical approach promotes higher quality social care workers and low staff turnover which in turn results in excellent care. Penrose Care is headquartered in Belsize Village, north London and was founded by Robert Stephenson-Padron, a healthcare research analyst, and Dr. Matthew Knight, a hospital physician.
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Penrose Care board (left to right): Dr. Matthew Knight, Rabbi Markus A. Lange, & Robert Stephenson-Padron (27 Aug 2014)