New Chair for flourishing adult care and support arm of Radian

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Bridget Phelps
Bridget Phelps

Bridget Phelps has been appointed Chair of Radian Support, the flourishing adult care and support arm of Radian, one of the South’s leading providers of housing and support services.  Bridget will formally join the Radian Support board on 1st August 2014 and will assume the role of Chair from 1st September 2014 when the current Chair Richard Barritt steps down.

Bridget, from Winchester, said: “I am very excited to be joining the Radian Support board at this time. The high quality personalised services that Radian Support provides to people across southern England is so important to the individuals who receive it.

“I look forward to working with the Radian Support team and the people we support. I am greatly impressed by the focus on quality and support for the individual that is so evident in all the Radian Support people I have met.”

Recent growth has seen Radian Support expand its Radian At Home domiciliary service into Aylesbury Vale and taken over a number of Extra Care services. The company now provides these services to eight local authority-owned schemes in the New Forest, Rushmoor and Winchester.

Radian Support specialises in assisting adults with learning disabilities, Extra Care services for older people, and provides Lifelink, the 24 hour remote care service – as well as a variety of home based support needs. About 1500 people are supported across the region.

Bridget’s diverse career has seen her work as head of UK operations for charity Water Aid; head of the social and public policy team at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations; and Chair of the Mid-Hampshire Primary Care Trust.  Bridget is Chair of the charity Relate Winchester and District, and has overseen its merger with Relate Solent.

Gina Small, Director of Radian Support said: “We’re extremely pleased to welcome Bridget on board. We’re growing into new areas and services and to have her leadership gives us a huge boost.”

Radian Chief Executive, Lindsay Todd added: “Richard Barritt has made a fantastic contribution to Radian.  His dedication to integrating and developing Radian Support has been vital to establishing it as a major provider of high quality care and support in the region. I am delighted to welcome Bridget, who will help us build on this substantial foundation.”

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