18 days ago
Motherwell Cheshire has been empowering women on their mothering journey since 2015. Led by Kate Blakemore, a passionate women’s health advocate and counsellor, Motherwell is run by women, for women. Our specialist team are experts in mental health.
Our mission? To bridge the gap in support services for women’s wellbeing across Cheshire.
Working within the community, we are active in some of Cheshire’s most deprived areas. Women come to us for a range of reasons, via referrals from social care, health visitors, midwives and GPs. Through our inclusive approach we build resilience. We help mums deal with the past through counselling, and the present through support work. We help women look to the future though intergenerational mentoring.
Motherwell’s service is built on women supporting women. Volunteers are trained to become successful mentors or peer support champions. A business model that has proved highly sustainable.
In just 5 years, we have grown from a team of 3 to 8 employed staff, with 23 volunteers.
Our long-term vision, is to open a Women’s Centre in Crewe and Winsford.
A place of comfort and encouragement, where every mum can truly receive the support she needs.
The duties of a trustee are:
- to ensure that the Charity complies with its governing document, charity law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
- to ensure that the Charity pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document
- to ensure the Charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives, i.e. the organisation must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objectives, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are
- to contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the Charity, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
- to safeguard the good name and values of the Charity
- to represent the Charity at functions and meetings as appropriate
- to declare any conflict of interest while carrying out the duties of a trustee
- to be collectively responsible for the actions of the Charity and other trustees
- to ensure the effective and efficient administration of the Charity to abide by the equal opportunities policy
- to ensure the financial stability of the Charity
- to protect and manage the property of the Charity and to ensure the proper investment of the organisation's funds