Glen Garrod is executive director of adult care and community wellbeing in Lincolnshire County Council and president of Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS). He has worked in or researched the public sector for 36 years. Glen's background is in clinical psychology (Leeds), social work (University College North Wales), applied research (Edinburgh) and, he has completed his MBA (Sunderland). Glen started his career as a community service volunteer in Manchester and has worked in Scotland, Wales, England, India and the USA. He has also spent a month studying Health and Social Care in New Zealand. His previous roles have included responsibility for adult and children's services and housing and leisure. He joined Lincolnshire County Council in March 2012. His role was expanded to include Public Health in October 2016 when he became the executive director of adult care and community wellbeing. He relinquished his role as the East Midlands branch chair for the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS) in March 2017, which he held for two years, to become the vice-president of ADASS. He became the president of ADASS in April 2018. He is married to a South African GP and has a 14-year-old daughter.
Glen Garrod makes a case for implementing integrated personal budgets for patients with funding from health and social care to ensure an “integrated experience”
Alex Fox, Glen Garrod and Rob Webster on how voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations are at the heart of developing more integrated systems