Welcare is fortunate to have a committed and dedicated board of trustees, led by our chair Chris Elliott. On 28 November we welcomed two new trustees, Louise Villleneau who contributes a wealth of experience as a senior social worker and The Venerable Greg Archdeacon of Croydon who will strengthen our connections in this part of the diocese. Click here to read about all our trustees.
Over the last year the trustees have worked with the CEO to guide the charity through changing and challenging times. In common with many charities, we have considered our future accommodation needs, how we can reduce our fixed overhead costs and continue to deliver services for children and families at the heart of the community. Our plans include aligning our work more closely with the SDBE and on 1st February the central office and inner London teams will move from Frederick crescent to space within the SDBE. This will enable Welcare to work more closely in partnership with schools to deliver our Families And Schools Together (FAST) programme. Working through schools we plan to extend our reach by building our partnerships with education settings who were close to the child and often the family.