The Fremantle Trust has appointed a new regional director for older people’s services with a view to develop innovative ways to drive care.
Jo Head’s appointment is designed to support care home managers while providing a strategic direction for the Trust against the backdrop of a fast-evolving care sector.
The Trust hopes Head’s 18 years of industry experience will help drive care forward. She is keen to focus on addressing industry-wide challenges around recruitment and responding to financial pressures relating to long-term care.
Head’s career with The Fremantle Trust began 15 years ago when she took on the role of assistant manager at Holmer Green-based care home, Cherry Garth. She went on to manage a further four homes – both residential and nursing – within the Trust before her promotion to a director role, responsible for half of the Trust’s older people care homes across Buckinghamshire and North London.
The Trust said she is a committed, highly experienced and enthusiastic care professional with unrelenting passion for the work she does.
Commenting on her appointment, Head said: “This is an incredible opportunity for me to bring a more strategic perspective to our older people’s services and ensure that we are constantly evaluating and reviewing the way we operate, while always putting the people we serve at the heart of what we do.”
Chief executive of The Fremantle Trust, Steve Flanagan, added: “Jo has shown great commitment to the Trust in the 15 years she has spent with us and we are delighted to enable her to provide an overarching regional steer to our older people’s services. Without doubt, the calibre of our team at The Fremantle Trust is key to maintaining the quality of care we provide to the communities we serve.”