Annual Report for year ending March 2021
2021 Marked Harpenden Mencap's 62nd year.
Harpenden Mencap continues its desire to extend services in support of people with learning disabilities, with the aim to replace all existing accommodation and administrative offices at Stairways with new developments conforming to modern standards.
The year has been challenging due to the pandemic, with Harpenden Mencap striving to keep those we support and employ safe.
During the past year, Harpenden has provided:
40,400 hours of support in our Residential Care
19,600 hours of support in our Supported Living Service
18,300 hours of support in our Domiciliary Care Service
Even with the easement of restrictions, we have not ridden out of the Pandemic unscathed. the closer of our charity shop for extended periods of time and our inability to hold fundraising events, has had an impact on our finances.
We look forward to the year ahead with optimism, enabling people to live the life they want and be active citizens of their local community.
Harpenden Mencap's reserves have again increased with a surplus, however our reserves are still below the amount our committee deem as the minimum our charity should hold.
Due to the pandemic, this cannot be considered a usual year. The grants available to the charity offset the loss in income from the charity shop, fundraising and the increased costs associated with isolation and Infection Control. The surplus therefore should not be considered indicative if a trend.
Harpenden Mencap continues to receive 'good' ratings from CQC under the care standards for all three of our services. Our staff are dedicated and hard working for which our trustees are grateful.
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