Care company boss becomes trustee of college for young people with learning disabilities

By Anita Jaynes on June 2, 2015

Anne Pelling, co-founder of the care company Butterfly which employs more than 70 people across the south west, has been appointed as a trustee of Fairfield Farm College.

The college, which is based on a 26-acre farm site at Dilton Marsh in Wiltshire is a specialist setting for students with learning disabilities, providing them with opportunities to learn and develop strong, practical life skills.

Anne, who runs Butterfly with her husband Eric across Wiltshire and Bath, lives in Dilton Marsh and is thrilled to support the college, which is a registered charity.

She said: “It’s an honour to be asked to take on such an important role and to help, in a small way, to empower young people to be the best they can be as adults. I hope to bring my business knowledge and my compassion to the team who already do a fantastic job at Fairfield.”

The college has been actively seeking a Trustee with professional expertise in care and support and a good understanding of the requirements of the Care Quality Commission or CQC.

Janet Kenward, chief executive officer, said: “We were absolutely delighted when someone with Anne’s background and experience offered her services as a Trustee at the college.  We’re looking forward to working with Anne to develop the excellent residential provision at the college to benefit a wider range of young people with learning disabilities. We help them develop the skills they need to become more independent in the community.”

Butterfly is a family run business which provides holistic care in the home for anyone who is vulnerable through disability, illness or age. This ranges from household chores through to full personal care if required. The company is registered with, and inspected by, the Care Quality Commission and is also able to work with people in receipt of Direct Payments. Details can be found at www.butterflyhomehelp.com