This year New Directions will lead a working party from New Directions, Stratford Mencap and Way Ahead as they visit Diakonie Stetten, a learning disability service provider in Germany to learn from their expertise in person centred care, direct funding and individualised budgets, maintaining quality, staff recruitment, training, rotas and management, systems of communication and support technology, and looking at housing models and funding strategies that encourage independence, choice and community integration.
The event, organised by Team Leader Ashleigh Wadeson and held at the Masonic Hall in Rugby, was very well attended by service users, their families, trustees, staff and friends, and raised nearly £1,500.
Rugby’s Mayor, Councillor Mr Don Williams, gave a speech highlighting New Directions’ valuable work in the community and resident, Janine Wheatley gave an overview of her life, pointing out how new opportunities had given her greater independence and happiness, and she thanked staff for their support
Wendy Back, former trustee, has been appointed as Chairperson on New Directions Board of Trustees.
She takes over from Joanne Jarman who has now taken the role of Treasurer. The Board is now seeking new trustees with legal, human resources, housing and fundraising skills, and family experience of disability and related issues.
For further information, please contact Doreen Woodward, Chief Executive at Head Office.