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Nurse dementia expert takes on housing charity role

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Professor June Andrews has been appointed to the board of England’s largest not-for-profit provider of older people’s care and housing.

She was made a non-executive director at Anchor today during its annual general meeting.

Professor Andrews is an internationally-respected dementia expert who led the University of Stirling’s dementia services development centre for 10 years.

Prior to that, she was director of the Scottish health department’s change and innovation centre.

Professor Andrews was given a Nursing Times Lifetime Achievement Award from the four chief nurses of the UK in 2012 and received an OBE in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Anchor chair Pamela Chesters said she brought “unparalleled expertise” to the charity’s board “during an important period of growth”.


Nurse dementia expert takes on housing charity role

June Andrews

“Demand for our care and housing services is strong, while increasing levels of dementia require us to constantly refine our services to meet individuals’ needs,” she said.

“June’s remarkable talents are invaluable as we rise to the continuing challenge to deliver great value for money to the older people we serve,” she added.

Anchor is a charity and England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing to older people. It serves more than 40,000 older people across the country.

Formed in 1968 as Help the Aged (Oxford) Housing Association, it adopted the name Anchor in 1975 and opened its first care home seven years later.

Today, it provides retirement housing to rent and to buy, retirement villages and residential care homes, including specialist dementia care, from more than 1,000 locations across England.

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