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Here is our January 2018 AGM Chairman’s Report:
Chairman’s Report for Timesavers 7th Annual General Meeting.
Held on 16th January 2018.
Our seventh year of operation has again proved successful with the help of funding received once again from the Yapp Foundation for the Office Rent, Trusthouse, Percy Bilton for Equipment, Warburtons, Villages in Partnership, WLBC Community Chest, Community Foundation, Community Link Foundation, LCC Local Members Grants and Awards for All together with income from sales of greetings cards and shredding work.
We have maintained good links with other charities and voluntary groups in Certacs House and West Lancs who are giving us some admin work and shredding for our clients to do.
Thanks to Dot the sales of the greetings cards we produce and the money raised has been used to help with our running costs.
The client numbers have stayed the same over the past year with some attending on a regular basis for up to 8 hours a week using support from their Personal Assistants for part of the week as well as our Sessional Support Workers from EMSS, Divine Days and Linkability.
Also links have been maintained with statuary and other bodies including West Lancs CVS and Lancashire Social Services.
I would like to thank Edward for his assistance with Funding Applications and maintaining our website.
Finally I would to thank our committee of volunteers and the sessional support staff for their help and assistance over the past year.
We are working with new organisation Helping Hands details below:
Timesavers are celebrating a £500 grant from the Peter Lathom Charity. The grant will fund some of their activities/work.
Peter Lathom’s Charity provides grants to individuals in particular need and to local groups working with those in need – for further details contact Brighouse Wolff solicitors who act as clerks for charity.
New start date Wednesday 27th September, 2-3:30pm.
Timesavers have been awarded £400 towards their running costs from the Duchy of Lancaster.
The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity set up with the consent of Her Majesty The Queen to benefit causes primarily within the County Palatine.
Edward McCarthy said: “We wish to thank the Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth for our funding award. We know from feedback that our work is very beneficial, and with extra funding we can carry on this good work and work towards new opportunities with our trainees.”
Timesavers are a small parent run charity providing training and work experience in office and computer skills for people with moderate learning difficulties and are looking for local employers to offer short periods of office work experience one or two morning per week for the people we support to give them an insight into the world of work.
Timesavers aims to help overcome barriers to the employability of people with additional needs by supporting them to gain further skills and experience in all aspects of office work and computers such as use of photocopiers, printers and shredding machines together with filing and using Microsoft Office programs. We will also help them to improve their communication skills and confidence in the workplace.
People with additional needs often need extra help such as allowing them to repeat tasks and letting them to work at their own pace so it makes it easier for them to acquire new skills without feeling under stress. In order to achieve this work experience and skills training is given in a supportive environment and in this way we hope to overcome the barriers to learning which people with learning disabilities often encounter.
Timesavers arrange for qualified sessional workers to collect them from where they live, support the people whilst they are at our office, then return them home after their training/ work experience.
Edward McCarthy, Charity Trustee said: “The grant from the Community Link Foundation will contribute towards providing materials for the office and transport costs which will be greatly appreciated by our charity.”
The West Lancs Borough Council / West Lancs CVS Volunteer Awards Evening took place tonight at the West Lancs Borough Council Offices in Ormskirk. (27th June 2017).
Grace, Jon and Chris from Timesavers’ were there tonight to receive their awards for the year 2016-2017.
Well done !