Eden Futures: Christa Echtle

Supported living provider Eden Futures has appointed Christa Echtle as its chairperson.

Echtle has more than 30 years’ experience working in various healthcare settings, ranging from social care, specialist recruitment, medical outsourcing and medtech, working for public, private and private equity-owned companies.

Dawn Berry, chief executive of Eden Futures, said: “With her background and experience Christa will be a valuable contributor to our continued success; we’re excited to have her join the team. Sovereign’s reinvestment in Eden Futures reflects their long-term confidence in us as one of the best-supported living companies in the UK and is a testament to our positive working relationship. With Christa, the executive team and I will be working closely with Sovereign to develop new services and to continue supporting people in our existing services.”

Eden Futures supports adults who are autistic, have learning disabilities, mental ill health and high support needs across northern England and the Midlands. It provides care and support to 650 people living independently in housing association properties which are commissioned by local authorities. This includes shared houses, sole apartments and specialist bungalows and involves on-site support where staff are available 24 hours a day.

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