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Stephanie is disability charity’s new team leader

Disability Shetland's new team leader Stephanie Bain. Photo: Hans J Marter/Shetland News

SOCIAL worker Stephanie Bain has been appointed as Disability Shetland’s new team leader following a re-organisation of the charity’s management structure.

The 38 year old from Cunningsburgh has been working in services that support people with disabilities and additional support needs for the past 23 years.

She is leaving a senior post within Shetland Islands Council’s social care department to start at Disability Shetland next week.

She said that over the last 12 months the trustees of Disability Shetland have worked tirelessly to promote the voluntary organisation’s work through a very difficult period.

“I think this is a great time to join the organisation and build on the achievements of the trustees,” she said.

“My first priority is to get out and meet people that already access support from Disability Shetland, and find out what is working well and what we could do better.

“Disability Shetland have a large number of volunteers who support the aims and objectives of the organisation, so I’m looking forward to meeting them and getting their feedback too.

“I am really keen to work closely with the local authority, NHS and the voluntary sector to ensure people with disabilities are not disadvantaged in achieving their personal outcomes in all areas of their lives.”

Disability Shetland trustee Eleanor Robertson said the charity was delighted to have been able to appoint someone with Stephanie’s qualifications.

“We are looking forward to have her on board. She will bring a lot to the charity, and will help develop and promote our work,” she said.

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