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EAST Boro has appointed a new  to its board of directors.

and services to  is delighted to welcome a new member to its Board.

Gill Slade joins the organization following a distinguished career in Social Services.

Co-opted on by members last month, Dorchester-based Gill brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role.

Having been employed in Switzerland and London during her early career, she moved to Dorset and began work as a Voluntary Work Officer in Social Services with Dorset County Council (DCC) in 1983.

Gill then joined the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus as an Area Field Officer before moving back to DCC’s Social Services Department as a Community Care Co-ordinator in 1991.

Future roles within Social Services included Strategic Services Manager, Head of Strategic Commissioning and Performance Review, Head of Commissioning, Adult and Community Services Directorate and Project Manager, Adult and Community Services.

In June 2012 Gill came out of retirement to act as Interim Service Unit Head, Commissioning and Improvement (People Services) at the Borough of Poole, a post she held for 12 months.

Gill remains extremely busy in retirement. Voluntary roles include being a member of Stratton Parish Council and Chair of the Dorchester Friends of Julia’s House.

Chief Executive, Kevin Hodder, said: “We are so pleased to welcome Gill to the East Boro Board.

“Her wealth of experience working for Social Services will prove a big asset to the organization.

“We are very lucky to have people of Gill’s caliber on our Board and we wish her a long and happy association with East Boro.”

PAINTINGS by adults with larning and physical disabilities are set to go on display in Weymouth.

A unique partnership between tenats of East Boro and residents at the Acorns has produced some stunning results which can soon be seen at the town’s Community Fire Station.

Both organisations run specilalist Arts and Crafts Groups and they got together to for a project entitled My Favourite Things.

East Bor0 speciles in providing housing and support for adults with learning disabilities while the Acorns ’s Art and Crafts co-ordinator, Mel Symes explained: Anyone interested in the service can contact Sam Way on 01202 883503 or email:

Date Posted: Thursday 22nd May 2014 @ 11:14