Lunchtime in a village hall in Norfolk and a group of elderly people are tucking into a hot meal, served by friendly volunteers at this small daycare centre, run by a local charity.
It’s a scenario found at thousands of other small daycare centres for older people all over the country.
But while such daycare centres play a valuable role in the lives of many older people, like any workplace they carry certain health and safety risks.
And according to...
“Preparing our accounts for audit used to be a real headache” explains Stephen Burke, Chief Executive of Counsel and Care.
Counsel and Care provides a nationwide service, running a helpline and advisory service for care services, benefits and housing options.
When submitting audited accounts each year, they follow guidelines set down by the Charities Commission. “Our finance department had to re-...
The administration for a non-profit making organisation can often be as time-consuming as the paperwork for a small business.
Peter Assheton, a retired college lecturer from Christleton, near Chester, is a Treasurer for two charities. It’s a role that he enjoys, but one that can prove time consuming.
“From January to May, the paperwork for both charities takes up about 20 hours of my week,” explains ...