The responsibility for the governance of Glebe House is entrusted to our Board of Trustees. The Board has a Chair, an Honorary Treasurer and a team of trustees who can contribute their personal skills and experience to the team.
The Board of Trustees has the overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the charity, the financial integrity and to ensure that the charitable objectives are met. The current board has six directors including a Chair and Treasurer and they bring a range of different life and management skills to the organisation, including some being parents of people with learning disabilities.
Bryan says: ‘Glebe House is in a good position. The recently filed accounts to March 2016, shows income of £1.1m and liquid reserves of £450,000. These are the highest levels of income and reserves ever recorded in the 25 years Glebe House has provided social care services in Loughborough. Couple this to a loyal and trusted workforce, good regulatory compliance, strong governance and recent admission onto a four year Local Authority Framework for adults and this explains why the trustees, Chief Executive and staff are justifiably proud of these achievements. So this is a very sound platform for a new Chairman to start from.
Our services for children and adults are diverse having developed in response to local demand. The vast majority of our income is from Leicestershire County Council funding either directly or indirectly and my priority task over the next few years is to ensure the inevitable funding squeeze is responded to proactively to mitigate any impact on jobs and services.
I am greatly encouraged and supported by the professionalism of the staff and the commitment and tireless work of Peter Warlow, Chief Executive, as I take on this challenging and yet vastly rewarding role of Chairman.’
Naveed joined us in May 2017 as Treasurer with a previous background of working for a Charity. He spent 7 years working for the charity Apex as the Financial Controller along with his role in the Senior Management Team. He has a huge amount of relevant experience in charitable financial management as well as the Corporate Sector. He is currently Group Financial Controller at Envisage Group Ltd.