Working for your community

It's All About People

Above all, CARESCO is about people. Our projects are all aimed at serving the people of our local communities, but just as important are all those who contribute to our work - in many different ways.

Volunteers

Our volunteers are central to CARESCO; without them we would not exist. The organisation was started by volunteers and is run by trustees who are volunteers. The original staff were 'paid volunteers' who received an honorarium for their work. All of the activities are dependent on teams of volunteers, without whom we could not function.

Volunteering works both ways. It is what makes CARESCO the success it is, but it also gives something back to the people who do it. Volunteering can provide an occupation to fill spare time, an introduction back into work, or just the satisfaction of doing something worthwhile and being part of a team.

We can always use more volunteers. Why not contact us to discuss current opportunities or download a leaflet for more details.

Whatever you can offer in time and skills, we can use you.

Directors (also known as trustees)

As a registered charitable company, CARESCO is managed by a board of directors known as the Management Committee. The Committee meet regularly during the year as well as working on sub-committees in between.

The Committee is responsible for the oversight of the running of the organisation, which they delegate on a day-to-day basis to the paid staff members.

An Annual Report is published each year and submitted to the Charity Commission and to Companies House along with a set of audited accounts.

The current Directors are:

  • Val Abram
  • Carol Black
  • Tina Campbell (Chairman)
  • Elizabeth Coates
  • Barry Dupée
  • Linda Dupée
  • Chris Lloyd
  • Sheila Lloyd
  • Emma Queen (Treasurer)
  • Tony Stefanelli
  • Heather Thompson
  • David Whitney (Secretary)
  • Jacqui Whitney
  • Honorary Life President: John Garner
If you have time and skills you can offer, such as management, PR, H&S, secretarial or financial, for example, please think about getting involved as a director. We always need more people to help spread the load and to strengthen our team.

Friends of CARESCO

Not everyone will be able to take an active part in our work. Friends of CARESCO provides a way for supporters to keep in touch with the latest news and contribute in other ways. Click here to find out more about becoming a Friend.