Penrose Care MD to attend Citizens UK General Election Assembly

Belsize Village, London – Penrose Care is pleased to announce that its managing director, Robert Stephenson-Padron, has been invited to and will be attending the Citizens UK General Election Accountability Assembly to be held on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Central Hall Westminster in London.

The assembly brings together Prime Minister David Cameron, main party leaders of the UK and 2,200 informed citizens as they hold the leaders to account and seek firm commitments to support Citizens UK campaigns on a range of issues.

“Citizens UK is in my view the most outstanding civil society organisation in the UK. I am honoured to be attending the national assembly,” said Mr. Stephenson-Padron.

Mr. Stephenson-Padron further stated: “The work of Citizens UK and indeed the ethical approach to business Penrose Care exercises remind me of a beautiful statement by the London-based think tank, The Legatum Institute –

‘If capitalism is moral, then capitalists must act ethically, with wisdom and restraint. If limited government and free enterprise are keys to prosperity, then a vibrant civil society is essential, and each of us as individuals has a responsibility to serve others and our communities.’

This is a philosophy I hold dear to my heart and it is a philosophy today being truly lived by Citizens UK and Penrose Care.”

“Citizens UK is strengthening the fabric of British civil society. I firmly believe that a strong democracy leads to a strong Britain. Penrose Care will remain committed to playing its part in this effort by adhering to ethical practices in social care and advocating ethical business practices such as the adoption of Living Wage more generally.”

Penrose Care MD with Care Minister Norman Lamb

Penrose Care managing director Robert Stephenson-Padron with Care Minister Norman Lamb at a Citizens UK event, Care in the Square (Parliament Square, London, 31 Mar 2014)

2015-03-10 (Stephenson-Padron, Robert Penrose Care) House of Lords quote photo

Quote photo on Living Wage of Robert Stephenson-Padron from remarks at the House of Lords.

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Media Contacts

Penrose Care

Robert Stephenson-Padron

robert.padron@penrosecare.co.uk

0207 435 2644

Citizens UK

Gillian Owen

gillian.owen@citizensuk.org.uk

07876 246150

About Citizens UK

Citizens UK started life in the early 1990s when, having attended ‘Community Organising’ training in the USA, Neil Jameson was inspired to build an alliance of civil society organisations in the UK. It is now a powerful alliance of local Community Organising groups in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Milton Keynes and Nottingham. They bring together churches, mosques and synagogues; schools, colleges and universities; union, think-tanks and housing associations; GP surgeries, charities and migrant groups to work together for the common good.

They develop the capacity of their members to build power locally so they can hold politicians and other decision makers to account. Citizens UK works on a range of issues, from small local campaigns to large national campaigns. Community Organising is about building power and participating in democracy: being realistic in what they demand and winning key victories to improve the lives of communities across the country.

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.

Penrose Care’s 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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