Ruth Houghton was born and educated in Shropshire and has lived here for most of her life. Ruth retired in December 2016 from a successful career in adult social care at Shropshire Council where her responsibilities included commissioning services for adults with learning disabilities and developing supported living services throughout the County. Ruth has a BA in Business Administration and an MA in Gerontology. Since retiring Ruth enjoys travelling and undertaking voluntary work in her local community. The Trustees of Bethphage are delighted to welcome Ruth to membership of the board from January 2018.