Who we are
Sudbury Neighbourhood Centre (SNC) is a charitable (registered with the Charity Commission 1079460) and a Limited Company by Guarantee (registered with Companies House 03786826) providing day care for vulnerable older adults in the Brent, Ealing, and Harrow area, from a dedicated centre in Sudbury Town, Wembley. After a 16-month closure due to coronavirus the Centre re-opened in July 2021 for a limited two days a week until client numbers build. The goal is for attendance to reach 25 clients per weekday by December 2021, 30 clients by March 2022 and to full capacity of 35 clients by December 2022.
We are seeking committed new trustees to join our existing Board and, alongside fellow trustees, perform the role of ‘critical friend’ to help oversee the charity into the next phase of its development.
Is of a community where care and support is available to every older adult who needs it, for reasons including loneliness, personal health and physical and mental wellbeing.
Is to help older adults enjoy the best quality of life possible through the services we provide.
· Inclusive: We welcome older adults of any ethnicity, religion, gender and sexuality
· Caring: Our qualified staff will assist members in all aspects of their health and wellbeing
· Approachable: We listen to our members’ needs, ensuring we provide person centred care Collaborative: We work in collaboration with other health care professionals
· Respectful: We respect each individual and value their life stories
According to the Charity Commission charitable Board of Trustees have 6 main responsibilities:
1. Ensure your charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
2. Comply with your charity’s governing document and the law
3. Act in your charity’s best interests
4. Manage your charity’s resources responsibly
5. Act with reasonable care and skill
6. Ensure your charity is accountable
These can be summarised functionally as follows:
· Governance of the charity – constitution, objectives, AGMs, election/de-selection of trustees / regular meetings / role of key officers on Board
· Strategic direction and business planning
· Overview and oversight of all finance, income / expenditure / investments / fundraising and reporting etc
· Compliance with charity and company law and statutory duties – statutory report and accounts, filing annual returns with Companies House and the charity commission
· Supervision/direction of charity via employed staff and volunteers – i.e. supervision of Chief Officer (who manages the charity and reports to the Board)