D’Arcy Myers joined us this month as Interim Chief Executive Officer, bringing with him 30 years’ experience of working in the charity sector.
Since January, Autism Hampshire has been in a transition period as we said goodbye to our former CEO and bedded in three HCC Younger Adults Supporting Accommodation (YASA) contracts. These new contracts increased the number of our supported living homes from 16 to 24.
Jonathan Hardie, our Chair of Trustees, has been Acting CEO following the Board’s decision to reflect upon the significant change that has taken place within the organisation.
With the support of the Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team, D’Arcy will take the organisation forward as the charity continues to transition and develop.
At the same time, Allison Henbest joins us this month as Operations Director for Regulated Services. She joins us with an exceptional background of working in the care sector from the ground up.
Allison will be replacing Diane Wilson who is retiring this year. Diane has been instrumental in ensuring a strong transition for the people we support as we have taken on the new supported living homes. She is leaving the organisation with a well-structured and resourced management team in place.