Impact Report 2008

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Impact Report 2008

  1. 1. Circles Network Circles Network building inclusive communities
  2. 2. Contents o e ts Our Mission and Vision 2 Word from the CEO 3-5 Impact with Adults 6-11 Impact with Families 12-15 Impact with Children and Young People 16-21 The Academy for Inspiring Inclusion 22-23 Café conversations 24 Degree course 25 Supporters 26 Making a Difference, Volunteering 27 Independent Auditors Statement 28-29 Statement of Financial Activities 30-31 Contact Details 32 2
  3. 3. The e Chairman airma 3
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  5. 5. Word from the CEO Wo o om om e EO O
  6. 6. our work this year... ear. ear ar ar ar. 6
  7. 7. Impact with Adults ac it Adults c Ad ts 7
  8. 8. It was very clear that he wanted to be Robert is an eighty-two year old involvedinanydecisionsabouthisfinances widowerwithvasculardementialivingin and retain as much control as possible.We hisownhome.Beforeretirementhehad supported this by gathering together all beenasuccessfulaccountantofwhich theinformationheneeded,exploringand he is very proud. ensuringthatheunderstoodallhisoptions sothathecouldmakeaninformeddecision Robert has no children and as a result and make his views and wishes known. has found himself very isolated and The advocate facilitated the negotiations lonely since his wife passed away betweenutilitycompaniesandRobert,and seven years ago. He found that he as a result direct debits were set up. wasforgetful,particularlyaboutmore recent events. He was also having ThiswasveryempoweringforRobert problemswithhiscommunicationsuch asfindingtherightwordsandrepeating astheadvocateonlyexpressedwhat sentences. There was a decline in his hewantedtosay.Roberthadmade problem solving ability, which was thedecisions,andthiswashugely impacting on his life - especially his importantforhiminordertofeelthat capacitytomanagehisfinancialaffairs. As a result, demand notices started to hestillhadavoiceandaninputinto arriveforunpaidhouseholdbills.Robert issues that affect his life. wasveryembarrassedandresponded by denying that anything was wrong. Robert is now a lot happier, and as a result Hewouldbecomeargumentativeinan isaccessingcommunitybasedsocialprojects attempttodemonstratethathewasin where he has made a control. number of friends. We spent time with Robert getting to know him as a person and listening to what was important to him.
  9. 9. “ Social enterprise is a business “ that gives its profits to charity or reinvests them for community benefit. In Introducing Intr Introducing the Crafty Crafters ntr nt
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  11. 11. To give a few e o few examples... e ex
  12. 12. Impact with Families pac c ae
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  14. 14. Impact with Children pac c e and Young People Yo o People eo e op
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  18. 18. Learner, London Showing a glimpse o gllimps glimp glimpse glimp l mps m 22
  19. 19. The Academy for e Ac e fo Ac o Inspiring Inclusion i i g clusioio io “ 23
  20. 20. Cafe Conversation Caf Conversation Cafe Conversations afe onversations af onversations nversatio tion Learner, Birmingham
  21. 21. Deg Deg Degree Degree Course e eg Learner, London
  22. 22. Special thanks to: Special thanks to Special thanks to: pecial ank pecia han pecia hanks peci thank o: ecial eci cia 26
  23. 23. Independent Aud Independent Aud ndepend nt Aud depende depende p dent d to the Trustees of Circles Network 28
  24. 24. itors Statement i ors Statement ito Statement it Sta e e tateme a 29
  25. 25. Summaryryy Financial Statement ci Sta e e tatement Statement of Financial Activities Unrestricted Restricted Total Total Funds Funds 2008 2007 2008 2008 £ £ for the Year Ended 31st March 2008 £ £ Incoming Resources Incoming resources from generated funds: Voluntary income 28,329 - 28,329 26,435 Investment income 8,301 - 8,301 4,916 Incoming resources from charitable 934,219 749,280 1,683,499 1,808,942 activities Total Incoming Resources 970,849 749,280 1,720,129 1,840,293 Resources Expendeded - Costs of generating funds: 19,809 19,809 16,438 Charitable activities: 944,824 748,922 1,693,746 1,930,041 - Governance costs: 12,018 12,018 8,624 Total Resources Expended 1, 1,9 976,651 748,922 1,725,573 1,955,103 Net Incoming/(Outgoing) Resources for the Year ( 5,802) 358 ( 5,444) ( 114,810) - Decrease/ Increase in value of investments ( 8,946) ( 8,946) 5,367 - - Balance transfers ( 3,707) 3,707 Net Movement In Funds ( 18,455) 4,065 ( 14,390) ( 109,443) Total funds at 1 April 2007 410,305 115,719 526,024 635,467 Total Funds At 31 March 2008 391,850 119,784 511,634 526,024 30
  26. 26. Balance Sheet at 31 March 2008 2008 2007 £ £ Fixed Assets Tangible assets 27,639 21,974 Current Assets Debtors and 173,142 349,678 prepayments Investments - 212,534 Cash at bank and in hand 390,166 73,652 563,308 635,864 Current Liabilities Creditors: amounts falling due within 12 months (79,313) (131,814) Net Current Assets 483,995 504,050 Total Assets less current liabilities 511,634 526,024 Unrestricted Funds General funds 162,342 175,380 Designated funds 229,508 234,925 Restricted Funds 119,784 115,719 Total Funds 511,634 526,024 31
  27. 27. O1788 816 671 01788 816 672 information@circlesnetwork.org.uk Shop at - http://buy.at/circlesnetwork Search at - http://www.everyclick.co.uk/circlesnetwork Donate at - http://www.justgiving.com/circlesnetwork/ We extend our thanks: Circles Network building inclusive communities Copyright Circles Network

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