Excited to be taking on day centres
THE woman who will soon be heading Ashford and Tenterden day centres for the elderly says she is looking forward to taking up her new role.
Jennie Double will take up her post as chief executive for Ashford & Tenterden Concern for the Aged and Disabled, a new joint company responsible for running the day centre charities in both towns, on May 25.
Mrs Double, who lives in Ashford, said: “It is quite exciting and I shall be taking some time off this month to spend some time at Tenterden and find out how they are doing.
“I know there are issues about funding.”
Mrs Double, who is working her notice at the charity care providers Crossroads South East Kent in Ashford, will share her time between both centres, although initially she will be based mainly at Tenterden.
She joins at a time when day centres are waiting to hear of funding changes from government.
Fears have been expressed that funding may be reduced placing strain on the day centres’ budgets
Her appointment also coincides with the impending retirement of Tenterden Day Centre’s Carol Beeby and Nicky Tredway.
Sam Lewis, a pupil at Towers School, was ruled out of lessons because of his blond highlights. He is pictured with his mother Teresa