CHD Living, a family-owned group of home care and care home services in Surrey, Hampshire and South London, has announced the appointment of a new quality and compliance manager.
Fiona Atkinson has joined the company with over 30 years’ experience, having previously worked as a quality assurance manager with Surrey County Council and a safeguarding advisor with Surrey’s provider services.
In her new role at CHD Living, she will be responsible for regularly reviewing care delivery processes, ensuring the best experience possible for residents, clients and staff at all times.
Commenting on her appointment, she said: “I’m very excited to take on this opportunity at CHD Living. It seems a wonderful place to work; very friendly and family orientated, with a passionate and energetic team where everyone is committed to doing their best.
“I am very passionate about what I do. My main focus is to support staff to provide the best experience possible for people who use our services. I want people to feel we care in the same way we would for our own loved one,” Fiona continued.
Atkinson began her career as a care assistant in 1987, before qualifying as a social worker in 1992, working across all adult care settings. She later went on to manage a mental health community-based service, before becoming an inspector for what is now the CQC.
Jon Stanley, chief operating officer at CHD Living, said: “We are delighted to welcome Fiona Atkinson to our team. With her passion, determination and leadership skills, we believe her innovative insight – refined after years of working within the healthcare sector – will provide an asset to CHD Living as we take steps to recover post-pandemic.”