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About Us and Our Mission

The Company believes and strives to support people with a learning disability to achieve the following;

 

 Choice 

  • In the things that they do and who they do it with
  • In where they live and who they live with
  • Through being fully involved in decisions which affect their life

 

Opportunity 

  • To take part in the activities of, and within the community they live in, to break down barriers which prevent access and inclusion
  • To take up education and support which will enable them to meet their needs and achieve their potential

 

 Respect 

  • As individuals, to have their thoughts, fears and wishes listened to and not dismissed
  • For what they can do and for the contribution they make
  • To have their rights met and to challenge discrimination and abuse

 

 Inclusion 

  • Use of advocates to ensure inclusion in services such as banking, benefits, health services etc.
  • Using volunteers and/or advocates for inclusion in social activities
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The History 


The organisation was formed on October 14th 1970 under the Chairmanship of Peter Cree. It was then called Grantham & District Society for Mentally Handicapped Children (at a later date “and Adults” was added to include all people with a learning disability). 

 
The new Society had three main aims, to provide: 

 
 - Leisure Facilities 

 - Day Cay Care Service 

 - Residential Care 

 
The organisation was registered as a Charity and began fundraising immediately as no statutory funding was available. 
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Trustees & Subcommitties

Trustees

President - Elizabeth Kendall 

Chairperson - Judith Burnett 

Company Secretary - PeterFlood 

Finance Manager - Brian John Beecham 

 
Company Management Committee 

  • Meets quarterly with an Annual General meeting in June with extra-ordinary meetings called if required              
  • Responsible for all aspects of the Company’s business
  • Sub-Committees report to the Management Committee
  • Service Development and Quality Assurance Sub-Committees report to the Management Committee
 Management Meetings 

  • Meets regularly to discuss issues arising from day to day management
  • Information passed on to Staff and Carers within the Organisation
 Quality Assurance Subcommittee 

  • Meets regularly to review policies, receive reports from residents / members meetings, staff and carers.
  • Monitor and audit services
  • Review transport issues
  • Monitor buildings, furniture and fittings       
 Policy Formatting Group 

  • Meets regularly to ensure that all policies and procedures comply with legislation and care standards.
  • Policy Formatting Group reports to Quality Assurance Sub-Committee
 Finance Subcommittee 

  • Meets regularly to review budgets and monitor Income &
Service Development Committee 

  • Reviews, extends and changes services as required.