Trustee sought for pioneering schools trust, ideally with experience in education policy or at senior level in the wider education sector
The Autism Schools Trust is a new multi-academy trust and charity set up to support the development of special free schools to enable children with autism to learn, thrive and achieve. The Trust was formed in December 2012 and is a ground-breaking collaboration between two national not-for-profit organisations. It is led by a board of experienced trustees who are passionate about using education to transform the life chances of children and young people with autism.
Chair of the Circulation Foundation & Non-Executive member of the Council of the Vascular Society
The Circulation Foundation – a committee of the Vascular Society of Great Britain - funds research into vascular disease and provides information and support for patients and their families and is the only dedicated vascular disease charity in the UK. Established in 1992 by vascular surgeons committed to saving lives and limbs, the Foundation exists to fund research that in the short term, advances treatment of circulatory disorders and in the long term, prevents vascular disease altogether. Vascular disease is as common as both cancer and heart disease, and accounts for 40% of deaths in the UK, and yet many of these deaths could be prevented with more research and greater public awareness of the symptoms and how to prevent them. Research into the disease is vastly underfunded and the organisation relies solely on donations to fund its essential work.
The Sheppard Trust - Recruiting Trustees
The Sheppard Trust is an almshouse charity founded in 1855 based in west London providing sheltered housing for 29 elderly ladies of limited means in self-contained one-bedroom flats.
Extra care housing enables residents to live in their own self-contained flats, but for those who need such help, they are supported by a domiciliary care service provided by an on-site care team. In addition, the provision of a range of communal facilities, including some form of catering provision, contributes to a sense of community and counters the likelihood of inactivity and loneliness in older age.
Dynamic Chair sought for pioneering medical charity
Ehlers-Danlos Support UK (EDS UK) was established in 1987 to support, advise and inform those living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and to help them live a full, active and positive life. EDS UK is the only UK based charity that exclusively represents and supports all people with any of the types of EDS regardless of their position on the EDS spectrum.EDS is a genetic connective tissue condition known as a multi-systemic syndrome. Connective tissue covers over 90% of one’s body so there are few bodily systems which escape the effects. Within the 6 main types of EDS there is a spectrum of symptoms with one of the types being life-limiting.
A message from Lynn Woo about The Karen Woo Foundation (KWF)
Thank you for considering applying to join our small board of trustees to take a lead on fundraising. Our charity was set up as a grant making foundation in honour of my daughter, Dr Karen Woo, after she was killed while on a medical aid mission in Afghanistan in August 2010. The team she was part of had taken a week to trek to the remote province of Nuristan where over the course of 8 days they treated over 1,500 people for medical problems. Some of those seeking medical assistance had walked for 3-4 days to the village of Parun, where Karen’s group had based itself, upon hearing that medics had arrived in the area. This is indicative of the complete lack of basic healthcare resources in much of rural Afghanistan and this fundamental requirement was one of the driving factors for Karen. She strived to increase access to medical care for those in the country who need it most.
Prospect Housing and Support Services
Prospect Housing and Support Services was formed in 1989 by several local organisations and authorities, who wanted to improve housing facilities for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems, so they could live independently. The organisation now runs a variety independent living schemes for vulnerable adults and people with physical and learning disabilities and other special needs.