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Meet the new Assistant Executive Director for Adult Social Care

Knowsley Council has appointed Jenny Rollinson as Assistant Executive Director – Adult Social Care.

Jenny has worked at the Council for almost four years, and is currently the Head of Adult Social Care.

Over the last 15 years Jenny has held a number of senior Health and Social Care roles working for both Stockport and Oldham Council before joining Knowsley in 2017.

Jenny has experience of managing front line operational teams and leading Adult Social Care services through transformational change.

Jenny has a successful track record of improving performance and implementing change and will build on the improvements she has made in Adult Social Care and on her experience of leading, directing and co-ordinating the Council’s Adult Social Care functions in the role of Assistant Executive Director – Adult Social Care.

Speaking about her new appointment, Jenny told GPSJ: “Having worked in Knowsley now for almost four years, I’m really passionate and committed to providing the very best care to our residents.

“I look forward to working at a strategic level, with staff, partners, residents and other stakeholders to ensure our services and the support we offer meets people’s needs and improves people’s outcomes.

“We have made fantastic improvements here in Knowsley with a range of initiatives and service developments intended to maximise people’s independence and help people to stay at home for as long as possible.  This has included harnessing community assets, increasing the use of assistive technology, and embedding an asset based approach to assessment.  We have also worked in partnership with our local health colleagues to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and facilitate timely discharge from hospital with support where it is needed.

“Throughout the pandemic, our residents have needed us more than ever and I know that the vital support and services we provide is needed and valued by our communities.

“I look forward to taking up my post and driving forward Adult Social Care services in Knowsley.”

Jenny will take up her new role shortly (and once she has returned from her maternity leave).

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