The Charity

Dartmouth Caring is a team of staff and volunteers who focus on prevention, early intervention and enablement measures to help people live independent lives in their own homes for as long as possible.

Based in the town, we reach out to the surrounding villages, including Stoke Fleming, Strete, Blackawton and Dittisham.

We deliver a wide range of services, working in partnership with the Dartmouth Medical Practice, county-wide hospitals and Social Services.

Dartmouth Caring is a “one-stop-shop” for clients’ needs, providing advice, practical help and emotional support through its strong links with the community and the region’s health and social care professionals.

We have a dedicated team of staff that are trained, able and willing to assist with all questions related to state benefits.

Dartmouth Caring is an independent standard registered charity.

It is governed by its Constitution adopted on 17 July 1989 and amended on 17 October 2013 and registered with the Charity Commission in October 2013.

Its Charity Registration Number is 900226.

Structure, Governance & Management

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO REVIEW ACTIVITIES FROM 2018-19 TOOK PLACE IN DECEMBER 2019

THE AGM APPROVED THE ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS WHICH CAN BE READ HERE – SUMMARY annual report

Dartmouth Caring is an independent standard registered charity.

It is governed by its Constitution adopted on 17 July 1989 and amended 17 October 2013, as registered with the Charity Commission in October 2013.

The election of officers and other trustees is to take place in General Meetings:

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Each trustee shall retire with effect at the following Annual General Meeting after his appointment but shall be eligible for re-election at that Annual General Meeting.

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No one may be elected a trustee or an officer at any Annual General Meeting unless before the meeting the charity is given notice that is signed by a member entitled to vote at the meeting, states the members intention to propose the appointment of a person as a trustee or as an officer and is signed by the person who is to be proposed to show his willingness to be appointed.

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The maximum number of trustees is fixed at 12 and the trustees may not appoint a person to be an officer if the person has already been elected or appointed to that office and has not yet vacated the office.

Dartmouth Caring Team
Dartmouth Caring Fundraising
Dartmouth Caring Fundraising

Small Charity Report 2013

A small charity delivering wellbeing for clients and generating cost savings

This report  is a case study of Dartmouth Caring to illustrate the financial value of a charity and its achievements which ultimately save costs for the public purse and help maintain an effective Sustainable Community Strategy.

The work of the charity has been studied in depth and a monetary value attached to some of the services it provides that are to the financial benefit of the statutory services. The report has been commissioned from an independent freelance consultant to assess and compile facts and figures in conjunction with the charity’s data.

 

Dartmouth Caring focuses on prevention, early intervention and enablement for people to remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. The charity delivers a wide range of services in close connection with the Medical Practice, the Community Hospital and Social Services and has developed to meets its community’s needs.

The key to its effectiveness is that is provides a one-stop shop for clients to help them address all their needs – health, social care, advice, financial and emotional support etc, and its strong links with the community and the health and social care professionals enable shared outcomes to be achieved that meet the targets of commissioning bodies.

 

Key Findings

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Many other not-for-profit sectors can have the same benefit.

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The combined effect of statutory bodies and the volunteer sector has a significant financial impact, this could not be maintained by the statutory groups alone.

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Close working partnerships benefit those in need.

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Local charities can work very cost effectively with lower costs.

Address

Dartmouth Caring
35 Victoria Road
Dartmouth
Devon
TQ6 9RT

Registered Charity: 900226

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