Ex­cited to be tak­ing on day cen­tres

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

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.

Pic­ture: Martin Apps PD1547327

Sam Lewis, a pupil at Tow­ers School, was ruled out of lessons be­cause of his blond high­lights. He is pic­tured with his mother Teresa

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