Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
Carers In Bedfordshire
- Suite K, Sandland Court, Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7PZ
Aims & activities
The charity aims to prevent today's carers of any age living in Bedfordshire from becoming tomorrow's cared for by providing practical help, advice, assistance, advocacy, information, group and individual support to people caring, or who have cared for, unpaid, others who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
What the charity does
- The advancement of health or saving of lives
- Other charitable purposes
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- Elderly/old people
- People with disabilities
- Other defined groups
How the charity works
- Makes grants to individuals
- Makes grants to organisations
- Provides human resources
- Provides buildings/facilities/open space
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Sponsors or undertakes research
- Other charitable activities
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £5.4K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £563.8K Other assets
- £137.9K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY (THE “OBJECTS”) ARE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT, THE RELIEF OF THOSE IN NEED BY REASON OF AGE, ILL HEALTH, DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR OTHER DISADVANTAGE PARTICULARLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE PROVISION OF PRACTICAL HELP, ADVICE, ASSISTANCE, ADVOCACY, INFORMATION AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES TO CARERS OR THOSE PERSONS FOR WHOM THEY ARE CARING, WHO PRIMARILY, BUT NOT NECESSARILY, LIVE IN, OR ARE REGISTERED WITH A GENERAL PRACTICE, IN BEDFORDSHIRE. A “CARER” IS ANYONE WHO CARES, USUALLY UNPAID, FOR A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER WHO DUE TO ILLNESS, DISABILITY, A MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM OR AN ADDICTION CANNOT COPE WITHOUT THEIR SUPPORT.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 29 JAN 2010 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 07 DEC 2012 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 25 NOV 2016
Area of benefit
Undefined. In Practice, Local.
PoliciesSafeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
- 7 Trustees
- 26 Employees
- 122 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Barry Wootton||None on record|
|Jim Rose||None on record|
|Emma Wilkinson (Chair)||None on record|
|Graham Mills||None on record|
|Stephen Melville Peacey||None on record|
|Keith Charles Lee||None on record|
|Sue Janet Lowe||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Central Bedfordshire