A new chief executive is aiming to ensure older residents are looked after in Northumberland.
Helen Mills has been appointed chief executive at Age UK Northumberland as she looks to fulfil her passion to support older people.
Originally from Oxfordshire, the 45-year-old moved to the North East more than 20 years ago and has worked in health and social care, mental health and palliative and end of life care services.
Now she is keen to help older people lead active lives, receive a reasonable standard of living and feel valued after being inspired by her grandparents’ stories when she was a child.
Helen said: “At Age UK Northumberland we want to ensure that every older person living in Northumberland can have a reasonable standard of living, enjoy life, receive high quality health and care, be comfortable, safe and secure at home, feel valued and able to participate, have their voice heard and influence decisions that affect their lives.
“Our vision and mission is clear in that we want to ensure older people in Northumberland enjoy later life and we will aim to do this through the continuous development of services that improve the quality of lives of older people.”
Age UK Northumberland offers support to anyone aged over the age of 50.
For more on Age UK Northumberland’s services call (01670) 784821, pop in at the Round House in Ashington to speak to an advisors or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/Northumberland