IAN Crowe from Yeovil has been appointed as the new Family Services Co-ordinator for a national charity that provides life-changing assistance to children (June, 2014).

The 31-year-old will be the first point of contact at bibic’s headquarters in Langport for families needing its services and he will discuss the different options available to them.

Ian said: “I am extremely happy to have joined the great team at bibic. They are a close-knit group who have made me feel very welcome.

“I am already really enjoying my new role and I have been learning lots. It is rewarding to speak with all of the families who get in contact.”

Prior to joining the team at bibic Ian worked as a Media Producer and a Production and Warehouse Technician.

In his spare time he enjoys playing cricket competitively for Westland Sports, visiting National Trust spots and spending time with family.

Jon Shoesmith, Family Services Manager for the national charity bibic, which has its headquarters in Langport, said: “We’re thrilled to have Ian join us at bibic and would like to congratulate him on his new role. He has become an important part of the team and has fit in well.

“It’s important for families who get in contact with us to be greeted by someone extremely friendly and helpful and Ian fits the bill perfectly.”

bibic helps children and young people aged from six months to 18-years-old with conditions affecting their development and learning abilities to achieve their potential for a happier and more fulfilled life.

These include developmental conditions such as Autism, Cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and brain injury.

The charity has a national assessment centre located at Langport. Its therapists work closely with families to create a therapy programme, which provides them with the skills and strategies to support their child or children.

If you would like to support bibic’s work and wish to make a £5 donation to the charity, please text KIDS02 £5 to 70070 or for a £10 donation text KIDS02 £10 to 70070.