Sian Howys has been appointed as Ceredigion County Council’s Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Cynnal (Specialist Services) and the role of Statutory Director for Social Services.

Following a recent restructure which saw a change to the way we deliver our care services for the people of Ceredigion, this will be the final senior appointment to the integrated services delivery model approach, which combines our current range of social care services into early intervention, prevention and through-age specialist services. This role will lead on services including safeguarding, mental well-being, planned care and support service, substance misuse, extended support services (disability) and quality assurance and independent review.

Eifion Evans, Chief Executive of Ceredigion County Council said “I congratulate Sian on her appointment to this critical role as we transform the way we deliver social services in Ceredigion. Sian’s experience in safeguarding and quality assurance will be critical as we continue to develop the integrated services delivery model.”

Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, Leader of Ceredigion Council said “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint someone with the background and experience that Sian has. She was a strong candidate who will be able to work with others and make the new delivery model a success.”

During her career, Sian has worked in safeguarding and quality assurance and worked with children in care as well as with families who have experienced  domestic abuse. Sian has over 20 years’ experience in Social Care and has worked for the public and third sector during her career.

Sian Howys said I am very grateful to have been offered this opportunity and I will do my utmost to ensure the development and delivery of support services that make a positive difference to the lives of the people of Ceredigion working with partner agencies and building on strengths and community resilience.

Sian was appointed at a Council meeting held on 15th June 2020 after councillors voted to support her appointment. Sian takes up her new role on 1st July 2020.