A CARE partnership set up in Wiltshire in late 2012 has a new executive officer.
Lesley Frazer, who was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list for services to law and order and criminal justice, took over the role at the Wiltshire Care Partnership (WCP) on January 6.
She previously worked for Clinks, a national membership body for voluntary sector service providers of criminal justice services, where she was strategic development manager.
Matthew Airey, chairman of the board at WCP, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Lesley is joining us. She has considerable knowledge of both older people’s care and of supporting and representing provider organisations, and we are therefore now looking forward to building an even stronger future for the partnership.”
More than 50 per cent of independent providers have chosen to join the WCP since it was established.
The WCP is a jointly funded initiative between Wiltshire Council and independent providers of residential and nursing care for older people in the county.
It is a member-led organisation that represents and supports care providers and works in partnership with the council to ensure the provision of high quality, safe services to older people in the county now and in the future.