AFTER 13 years of service Linda Bailey bade farewell as manager of Angus Independent Advocacy (AIA) which is based in Arbroath.
The organisation stands up for people who otherwise might not have their voices heard through advocacy.
Linda has been at the helm of the group for much of its 15 year existence and she leaves to take up a new post with Partners in Advocacy in Glasgow.
Convenor of AIA John Cuthbert said: “In the five years that I have been connected with AIA, it has always been a pleasure to work with Linda as its manager.
“Her prime concern has always been the individuals who require the services of AIA - not only through her own contact with the service users, but also through working to maintain a happy and relaxed atmosphere in the office; dealing with the commissioning officers from Angus Council and NHS Tayside and other bodies to secure funding; and assisting the board in their oversight and direction of the service.
“AIA will carry on with a new manager, and I am sure will go from strength to strength; building on the strong foundations and important developments for which Linda has been responsible over these 13 years.”
A presentation was made to Linda at a small party in the Meadowbank Inn on Thursday where she was presented with a painting of the harbour by a local artist.
Linda is pictured next to her husband Trevor with her colleagues looking on.