Former GP Dr Derek Conaty has joined the board of independent agency Community Foster Care.
Dr Conaty was a GP in Brockworth for 28 years until his retirement in 2013. He also worked part-time in the Learning Disability Services of the 2getherNHS Trust. He has lived in Brockworth for 31 years.
“In my working life I saw the important role that fostering has in some children’s lives and the great work that foster carers do. I also saw first-hand the extremely challenging circumstances that can affect some families.
“I hope to bring some of my experiences as a GP and in the learning disability service to my new role.”
Chair of Trustees John McLaughlin welcomed Derek to the board. “His experience and empathy with the foster care sector will be invaluable,” he said.
The agency, based in Staunton, is a registered charity and not-for-profit company operating in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Lancashire and Cumbria. Established in 1999, it has nine staff based in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, five in Lancashire and Cumbria, and three in its sister organisation Community Family Care.
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