Board of Trustees focuses on community and voice

Board of Trustees focuses on community and voice

ELCAP’s Board of Trustees has reaffirmed its commitment to building links with our community and strengthening the voice of the individuals the charity supports.

The Board held its annual away day on Saturday 24 September at Cockenzie House.  A busy agenda included discussions on the difference stronger community links make to the lives of the individuals ELCAP supports.

Colleagues also discussed the need to re-invigorate ELCAP’s Advisory Council, a body which exists to help the charity “better understand the wishes of the users of its services.”

Reflecting on the away day, ELCAP Chief Executive, Paul White, said:

“Our organisation benefitted from bringing together members of our Board with senior staff and our new Community Coordinator.

We are proud to serve the towns and villages of East Lothian and Midlothian and our Board agreed there is scope to further develop our links.  The Board also recognised that a strong ELCAP needs a strong Advisory Council.  What we do, and how we do it, has to be based on the ambitions, needs and preferences of the individuals we support.”

The objectives agreed by ELCAP’s Board will be organisational priorities in the coming year.