Presentation on theme: "Annual Report Year Two July 2013 – June 2014 Registered Charity No: 1148656 Dr Joseph Chandy Charitable Trust Company Registration No. 08103026."— Presentation transcript:
Annual Report Year Two July 2013 – June 2014 Registered Charity No: 1148656 Dr Joseph Chandy Charitable Trust Company Registration No. 08103026
About Us Who we are and what we do JCCT is a charitable trust, incorporated as a private limited company by guarantee and registered with Company House and the Charity Commission. JCCT provides management for Roseby Road Wellbeing Centre and has representation from the local authority, primary care, foundation trust and a number of local residents. JCCT is a vibrant multi-purpose community organisation, providing a wide range of services and opportunities for local people of all ages - from Kids Clubs, and support for young people with disabilities, to work with older people, people with long-term conditions, training, volunteering and health projects. The organisation provides a resource for the local community of East Durham in particular residents of Horden. How we do it At JCCT we believe that our strength lies in our diversity, meeting the needs of local people and supporting their aspirations. We also aim to promote understanding between all sections of the local community, offering a setting for multicultural and intergenerational exchange.
About Us Our Vision and aim We have developed a vision of: ‘Putting People First’ This vision is at the heart of everything we do at Roseby Road Wellbeing Centre. We also have one core aim: ‘To improve the health and wellbeing of our local community’ We aim to combat the challenges arising from deprivation and social exclusion in the local community through a range of high quality social, healthy living, educational, and recreational programmes. In all we do, we aim to break down barriers and reduce isolation, enabling access to learning, training and opportunities, empowering people to reach their goals. We have a commitment to: Provide the highest standards of service and continually improve performance Actively involve users in agreeing priorities and setting standards Achieve equality of opportunity and learn from diversity Make the best use of resources Develop staff to achieve their full potential Work in partnership with others to pursue common objectives
Message from the Chair There has been one main challenge for Roseby Road Community Centre during the last year and that is trying to generate sufficient funding so that we remain open. This is a real test for us as economic affect many of the people we work with. For many in our local community organisations like JCCT offer a lifeline, and we expect this to be even more the case during the forthcoming year due to changes in the welfare system and the overall climate. Despite all of this, we have worked hard to continue its services and achieve a healthy financial position. Our Annual Report for 2013/14, recounts the work that has been done in the last year. As you read it you will see the impressively wide range of services and projects that our organisation provides, services which meet the needs of all ages within a highly diverse community. The achievements set out here are the result of an immense amount of hard work, carried out every day by all of those who work for, or volunteer with, JCCT. It is an account of their skills and successes in exceptionally trying circumstances. Without their dedication and commitment this simply would not be possible. We would like to thank the many and varied bodies and individuals that have provided our funding. We owe many and sincere thanks to these funders and donors, large and small, and hope that they will continue to support our much needed work. Finally, I offer my thanks to my fellow Trustees and our volunteers who voluntarily give up their time and offer their experience and expertise to help guide JCCT through these difficult times. Fiona Maher, Chair of Trustees Our Trustees During 2013/14 were: Cllr Paul Stradling Cllr June Clark Gillian Moore Celia Monaghan Shirley Appleby Angela Stobbart David Rollins
Breathe Well/Breathe Easy As part of our core strategic plan to develop a centre of excellence for lung conditions and with the support of Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group, we established a “Breathe Well” support group open to anyone with COPD, respiratory problems or a lung condition. The sessions include a luncheon club, chair based exercises, social learning activities and monthly guest speakers. This service is available to anyone living in East Durham and transport can be provided. It can be accessed by filling in a self-referral form or being referred by a health professional. The service is going from strength to strength and works in partnership with the British Lung Foundation and Breathe Easy East Durham. It meets fortnightly 10.30am – 1.30pm. It has been very well received by members of the community and feedback has been very positive; so much so that we were asked to hold the service on a weekly basis to cope with demand. Future Plans The second element to the service is to hold a local respiratory clinic which is well underway and will take place in the centre once refurbishment works are complete. This will reduce the need for local people to attend hospital for diagnosis of simple lung problems and follow ups.
Other Services Card Craft One of our longest running services is the card craft group, they meet every Tuesday morning and have a gossip whilst learning new card and paper crafts and creating amazing card pieces. Learning Opportunities During the past year, we have held first aid, food safety, volunteer development, personal development and digital photography classes engaging a wide range of people. Bingo Bingo is one of the popular services we provide at Roseby Road with a room full for each session and new people joining frequently it is a great group for people to enjoy. Taking part each Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning it is a fantastic opportunity to socialise and enjoy a good game of bingo.
Other Services Kids Activities Following feedback from young people, we have started a kid’s activity class on a Thursday afternoon to promote healthy eating, physical activity, social inclusion and fun. IT Course Each Friday, we hold a regular weekly basic computing class which supports learners to use a computer and the internet. Feedback has been very positive with people learning how to shop on the internet and use email and Skype to stay in touch with families. Food Co-op At Roseby Road we offer members of the community access to fresh fruit and veg. Every Monday, and throughout the week, people can pop along to the food co-op and get fresh fruit and veg on a weekly basis for only £2 per bag.
Fundraising & Events These are a few of the fundraising events we have held during the last year Fun Day Live! On 27 th May we held a fun day in the centre with a range of activities for children and adults alike. We also had a raffle. Sizzlin’ Summer Barbeque On 2 nd August we had a barbeque outside in the sun. Quiz Night On 26 th September we held a quiz night for people in the area. This attracted a lot of people and had a very positive reception. There was also a raffle and tombola.