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Gloucestershire hospice charity appoints new chief executive

Longfield Community Hospice have announced that Simon Bernstein will be their new chief executive officer.

Mr Bernstein will join the Minchinhampton-based hospice in November, taking over from Ali Russell who has left to become CEO at the National Benevolent Charity.

He joins Longfield after a 30-year career in the voluntary sector, where he was worked in health and social care, environmental, children's and disability organisations.

Mr Bernstein's current role is CEO of Alive Activities, a Bristol-based social care charity, where he has been for the past four years.

Under his leadership, Alive has won the 'Most Innovative Elderly Care Providers in the South West and Best Intergenerational Community Engagement categories at the 2019 Social Care Awards.

The charity were also finalists at the National Dementia Care Awards in 2017 and 2018.

Longfield Community Hospice offer support adults with life-limiting illness from diagnosis onwards.

Their services include help to patients, their family and carers and also provide Hospice at Home

services that enable people to spend their last months at home if that is their wish.

Based at a beautiful site in Minchinhampton near Stroud, the charity employs 130 staff and calls on the sevices of around 500 volunteers.

For more information on Longfield Community Hospice, the services they deliver and their calendar of events visit www.longfield.org.uk.

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