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NEW INTERIM ARRANGEMENTS AT AD COMMUNITY!

Action Deafness, a national Deaf-led charitable company, has made several interim appointments to respond to the developments within the organisation and the wider sector.

They are:

Stuart Harrison has been appointed as new Head of Community services. Stuart helped establish the AD Community service in 2010 as part of Future Jobs Fund project. The circle is now complete as he returns to take the service from strength to strength. In the last seven years Stuart has been undertaking freelance consultancy work and has written two books. He will work two days per week overseeing the Community service and supporting the Management team.

Martin Anderson, previously the Deputy Manager, has become the Acting Manager during Mhairi Simpson’s maternity leave period. Martin has already taken up CQC registration responsibilities to ensure that service standards are maintained to safeguard and support service users. Martin will be the key person liaising with and supporting our joint venture partners, which includes Cambridgeshire Deaf Association.

Senior Personal Assistants, Jessy Young and Mark Chapman, have had their working hours increased for an interim period to ensure the continuation of high standards for community support. Their new pattern of work will ensure that the organisation can respond to service user needs throughout the week and weekend.

Albert Thomson has been appointed as Business Development Executive and will work for the organisation one day a week. Albert was previously a Team Manager in Warwickshire County Council and is currently a freelance consultant so he brings a wealth of knowledge of the health & social care sector.

Finally, Mandy Crump, our current AD Training Coordinator, has taken up interim responsibilities to promote and market Community services and will assist Martin by representing the organisation at stakeholder meetings.

Craig Crowley, CEO of Action Deafness , stated: “Action Deafness is delighted with the knowledge, skills and experience of this interim team. All the team members are Deaf so they genuinely understand the needs of our service users. We look forward to seeing the service grow steadily to serve even more clients and support new partners.”

Our priority will be to continue providing Deaf-specific, high quality and value-for-money services.”

Martin, Jessy, Mark and Mandy have already started their new roles in October 2017 however Stuart, will take up his new interim duties on the 6th and Albert on 20th November 2017.

For further information, contact our Operations Administrator, Hanisha Sandhu via:

Email: enquiries@actiondeafness.org.uk

Tel: 0844 593 8440

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