Croydon Based Frontier Support, provider of specialist care and support to vulnerable adults, has appointed Rob Anscomb-Gates as its new CEO.

Established in 2006 and operating across London and the South East, Frontier supports people with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Aspergers, Epilepsy, Mental & Physical Health issues and Challenging Behaviour in their own homes. Frontier’s aim is to help people they support live active and socially inclusive lives by offering access to supported employment, life skills such as managing their own money, cooking and doing their food shopping and a range of leisure activities from sewing to sky diving.

Rob has 24 years’ experience in social care and trained at the renowned Tizard Centre. He joins Frontier Support from the Royal Mencap Society and takes over from Denise Doggett who will become Chair of the organisation.

Rob said: “One of the many things that attracted me to the role was the strength of the in-house behavioural team at Frontier Support. Having this resource gives the people we support a huge advantage because we are able to be extremely responsive to their needs or any changes in their situation without having to wait for NHS referrals.

“I also love that the organisation puts the person we’re supporting at the centre of what we do and works in partnership with them, their families, medical professionals and social workers to enable them to develop lifestyles over which they have more control.

“To date, Frontier has grown organically through good practice and word of mouth, because we’re very good at what we do. I’m looking forward to building on that success and developing even broader relationships across London and the South East with care commissioners, people looking for support, their families, charities and other care providers

Denise Doggett, Chair of Frontier Support said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have Rob on board. When we started the organisation the priority was to provide quality support with a view to helping people live full and socially inclusive lives. Over the past ten years, we’ve put in place strong foundations in terms of our skills and expertise and a solid reputation based on our good practice.

”The time is now right, however, to take things to the next level and Rob has the energy and enthusiasm to spread the Frontier word and build on what we started, using his own skills and experience to keep the people we support front and centre of what we do