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Alison Ritchie

The Fremantle Trust, has appointed Alison Ritchie as Director of Quality and Governance.

Alison joins the Trust with 36 years of experience working in the care sector in the strategic and operational delivery of excellent person-centred support. Her career-to-date includes roles in service management, social work and safeguarding, in both the public and private sectors.

Alison was attracted to The Fremantle Trust as a result of its unrelenting commitment to focus on the opportunities to review and deliver innovative support by collaborating with those who benefit from its services, their families and a truly dedicated team of employees.

This commitment to maintaining high standards was illustrated in recent months by The Heights care home and neighbouring Downley Lodge learning disability service being recognised by CQC as the only Outstanding care home in Buckinghamshire – a rating Alison is keen to replicate in the Trust’s other services.

In her new role Alison will lead in the drive for continual change and improvement programmes which enable people who use the Trust’s services to effectively balance the need for specialist support with the ability to live independently.

Commenting on her appointment, Alison said:

I’m excited to be part of such a dedicated and dynamic team. Having worked in a number of care environments, I continually benchmark services by asking myself how happy I would be for my relative to receive this support. For care to be exceptional, it has to be consistent, compassionate and tailored to the individual.

Chief executive of The Fremantle Trust, Steve Flanagan, added:

We welcome Alison to the Trust as a highly experienced professional with an excellent track record in the sector. She not only brings a wealth of expertise, but an incredible passion for providing high quality, person-centred care. Without doubt, the calibre of our team at The Fremantle Trust is key to maintaining the quality of our service delivery.