Chief Executive – The Fed Bury

Mark Cunningham

I joined the organisation 24 years ago as a student social worker and after working in various roles including Director of Community Services became Chief Executive in April 2017. I represent the organisation and care providers on several local and national forums.

The Fed is one of Greater Manchester’s oldest charities having been established in 1867. We are based in Prestwich and today provide a wide range of social care and advice services to the Jewish and wider community across Bury and GM, with a workforce of over 350 staff.

Our services include residential & nursing care, social work, carers support, advice & information, volunteer services, children’s services, mental health support and supported living. Our volunteer services have a significant impact and currently deliver over 30,000 hours of support a year through 350 volunteers. The Fed is an Investors in People company and we are proud to hold the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

We see our care village as a shared community resource, a place where people carry on living life to the full, feeling safe, valued and cared for. We have sought to develop an effective, skilled and value led workforce comprising of both paid staff and volunteers, vital if we are to deliver on the challenges facing social care.

I am passionate about social care and the need to provide high quality community based and residential care services. Involving and empowering communities is vital to this and the role of the voluntary and faith sectors is paramount. I am proud to be part of the VCFA Board, working with other organisations to support the local VCSE sector in Bury. I believe that sharing our resources, skills, expertise and understanding and working in partnership, will help maximise the opportunities and quality of life for people living in Bury.