Trustees

Barry Welch – Chair, Peter Robey – Vice-chair, Dennis Poole – Treasurer,
Sally Bartlett – Secretary, Rev Will Gibbs – Pastoral Care,
Peta Gunson – Safeguarding Lead, Steve Lillywhite – Street Representative Coordinator.

Redbourn Care Group

The Trustees have been heartened enormously as over the years, the services of the Care Group have been able to help even more people in the village of all ages and with all manner of needs. But this has been achieved at a growing cost, not only financially but also in demands on our many volunteers. At the same time, the rules and regulations governing charitable activities have become increasingly onerous. Meeting the demands of these legal requirements have placed a very heavy burden on everyone involved, with the constant threat of serious consequences if we drop any of the balls. This means more checking, more paperwork, and more training. Like many other small charities, this has caused us to bring in a contracted professional to manage our daily volunteer work to help us deal with these demands.

Rising costs are reflected in the sizeable annual fiscal deficit. For the last few years, the Care Group has enjoyed the security of a generous bequest of a grateful client in 2010, but this buffer is steadily eroding. Because of this, Care Group Trustees and members decided to form a sister charity, the Redbourn Care Trust, which it is hoped will give us access to much-needed grants from donors outside the village that, for various technical reasons, are currently closed to us.

The Redbourn Care Trust has been created to support the Care Group, to sustain its care activities in the future, and to take over the awarding of grants to organisations, and worthwhile projects in the village. This is the major challenge for the future: continuing the care work that is at the heart of our existence, to do it better, and to keep the charity in a healthy financial state.

Policies

Minibus Driver Courier and Client Risk Assessment

Car Driver and Client Risk Assessment

Office Support Risk Assessment

Data Protection Policy – September 2017

Declaration on Conflicts of Interest for Trustees Policy – September 2017

Fairness and Equality Working Safely with and Safeguarding Children & Adults – March 2018

Health and Safety Policy – September 2017

Lone Worker Policy – September 2017

Secure Handling Use Retention and Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information Policy – September 2017

Advisory Meetings

Advisory Meeting January 2017

Advisory Meeting April 2017

Advisory Meeting July 2017

Advisory Meeting October 2017

Advisory Meeting January 2018

Advisory Meeting April 2018

Advisory Meeting July 2018

Advisory Meeting October 2018

AGM Meetings

AGM 2016

AGM 2017

Constitution