Housing chief collects CBE
Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing
A housing association's chief executive has collected her CBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace.
Jane Ashcroft, CEO of Anchor, was recognised in the New Year’s Honours List for her services to older people.
She became CEO of the 30,000-home provider in March 2010, and in the same year was the first person to win the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Social Care’ award at the Great British Care Awards.
Ms Ashcroft said: “It’s a great honour to receive this award today and to be recognised along with other members of our community who are committed to making a real difference to people’s lives.
"To me, this award represents the tireless work of all of my colleagues at Anchor to enable older people to live fulfilling and happy lives. I have great pride in all of our achievements.”
The CEO frequently advises government departments on older people’s issues and is also chair of Care England – the largest representative body for providers of independent care services in England. She is a trustee of The Silver Line, a helpline for older people initiated by Esther Rantzen CBE.