Report: Disability Partnership Calderdale AGM

Date: Tuesday 24th September
Time: 5pm – 7.45pm
Venue: The King’s Centre, Park Road, Halifax

Disability Partnership Calderdale’s 2019 AGM centred on the organisation’s trustees’ report on the 12 months up to the end of March 2019.

Highlights of the report included the securing of three years’ funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, which in turn has allowed the organisation to employ three paid workers from June 2019. Another funding success, this time with the Community Foundation for Calderdale, led to the launch of a joint “Accessible Calderdale” project, run in partnership with the recipients of the funding, Visits Unlimited. Disability Partnership Calderdale also held a range of meetings during the year, for members, trustees and with outside organisations such as Calderdale CCG, Citizens’ Advice, the Police and Calderdale Council, amongst others. You can read the full report by downloading it here – Trustees’ Report & Accounts 2018-19 (pdf file)

The meeting also saw the election of key trustee positions for the next 12 months. The following being elected:

Marion Spruce – Chair
Malcolm Kielty – Secretary
Geraldine Rushton – Treasurer
David Ashton – Trustee
Ann Baylis – Trustee
Shabir Hussain – Trustee
Michelle Kinsey – Trustee
Peter Melling – Trustee
Teresa Shaw – Trustee
Mark Wardell – Trustee

The meeting concluded with a networking session with trustees, workers and members discussing a wide range of topics.