Organisations such as The Outsiders and TLC (Tender Loving Care) do invaluable work to recognise the sexual needs of disabled people, and do what they can to help — campaigning in a pretty forthright way.
|Outsiders Trust 32nd Annual Report||Charity Number 283350|
© 2012 The Outsiders Trust
Dr Belinda Brooks-Gordon
Dr Petra Boynton
Dr. Annie Sprinkle
Gregory Sams Chair
Michael Griffin Secretary
Martin Craven Treasurer
(disabled members of Outsiders who advise the Trustees)
Colin Fowler (Chair)
Shital Shah, counsellor and trainer
Alex Cowan disability spokesperson and peer support
Several hundred members living around the UK and abroad, joining for one year (at any time of the year); many renew annually and feel as if they are part of a family
We also have 15 Honorary members and 17 Associate
Dr Tuppy Owens founder
|Dr Tuppy Owens||Coordinator|
|Eleni Stephani||Social Secretary and Helpline Manager|
|Janet Brookman||Blind Members and general|
|Colin Fowler||Telephoning members and Advisory Board Chair|
|Dr Tuppy Owens||Editor|
|Mandi Peers||Regular Columnist|
|Dominic Webb||Regular Columnist|
|Dr Tuppy Owens||Content Manager|
|Lawrence Brightman||Computer Maintenance|
|Dr Tuppy Owens||Host|
|Maz Peri||East Anglia|
|Sarah Batten||West Country|
Dr Tuppy Owens and Dr Ruth Hallam Jones
A fast-evolving group of 100+ health and social care professionals
|Adam Thomas||Vice Chair|
|Dr Tuppy Owens||Convenor and “Scribe”|
|Tuppy Owens Coordinator|
|Barry Roberts||Health and Safety|
|Jo Quail||Cello Performance|
|Extant||Song and Dance Performance|
|Alex Cowan & Susan Quilliam||Workshops|
|Simon Parritt, Alex Cowan, Nabil Shaban, Dominic Web||Debate|
|D. Fisher||Tactile Fashion Show|
|Ashley, Holly Revell, Julian Marsh||Photographers|
Dr Tuppy Owens
Outsiders is supported by around two hundred volunteers, coordinated by Dr Tuppy Owens, some of whom are also Patrons and Trustees, carrying out many roles, including:
To provide social opportunities and encouragement to people with physical and social disabilities and to promote the acceptance of disabled people as sexual partners.
Outsiders recognizes that everybody has personal feelings and desires, most people craving intimate relationships, and disabled people should not be excluded by being prevented from enjoying their bodies or experiencing love.
Outsiders bases its work on the social model of disability and encourages disabled people to work on improving their lives and helping their peers do likewise.
Outsiders works very efficiently, having started with no funding and surviving on good will and a great deal of enthusiasm. Because of limited resources and the nature of our work, our Club is limited to members who have the ment al capacity to handle their own affairs. However most of our projects include all disabled people.
The club operates as a dynamic self-help and peer support network. Our members are people with physical and social disabilities who come to us because they feel isolated, find it difficult to make relationships, or have few chances to meet suitable people. Through Outsiders, they gain increased opportunities to:–
Outsiders encourages disabled people to speak out about the way we are treated by others in society.
Through the Sex and Disability Helpline we are able to reach a large number of disabled people and give them the encouragement to help themselves and ask for the help they require.
Outsiders has collected a group of volunteers who run stalls and disability areas at festivals etc., to publicize our work and ideals.
SHADA members discuss the sexual and relationship needs of disabled people and promote our work around the world.
Outsiders has been the pioneer in this field and we worked alone for three decades, which has been quite a battle. We have been keen to work with other agencies, and this eventually happened with the formation of SHADA in 2005. We have also become close to other groups doing similar things including:–
We provide a secure, private club which offers its members respect, privacy, and a wide range of opportunities which vary according to their needs. Members join when they have reached the decision to make the “big step” to try and find a partner or at least to move on from the emotional isolation they have found themselves in. Some have been abused, bullied, and left out of society. Some have been told they bring shame to their families, and will never find love or a partner. Some may have had no sex education, and so assumed that sex was something they would not ever enjoy, despite their inner desires.
Our aim with this group
… is to welcome them into a club where they feel totally safe and accepted. We create opportunities for them to discuss their problems, helping them to gain confidence and develop new social skills (and make up for their lost teenage years). We provide facilities for them to meet other people, in the hope that they will form deep friendships and find love.
Our supporters are people who take an interest in the work of Outsiders and help us by supplying free services in the form of design, office work, transport, running workshops, and helping with our fund-raising events.
Our aim with this group
…is to continue to engage with them and encourage them to support Outsiders through this recession and beyond. They are sent copies of our magazine INSIDE so that they can read about our activities and see where their efforts are bringing benefits. They are soon to be featured on our website.
SHADA members are medical, health and social care professionals, therapists, and managers of colleges and residential homes, who care about the personal needs of their disabled clients. They include the Social Manager of Headley Court, the MOD Rehabilitation Centre. They have joined SHADA to gain support, learn, and improve the way disabled people’s sexual and relationship needs are met by themselves and their staff. They also wish to promote these principles to other disability agencies, and to medical and care professionals around the globe.
Aims with this group
… are to support and encourage them to fulfil their goals by providing inspiration, bi-annual meetings, a website, and leaflets, all of which are responding to their needs.
Callers are either disabled people with sexual problems, or medical and health care staff who support them. They are usually very grateful to have found someone who at last takes their problems seriously, and delighted to learn how easily these problems can be solved. Help is supplied both by phone and by email. The calls may be quite simple and straightforward, or may involve tricky, intimate problems that nobody else is prepared to help the caller tackle.
The calls on this helpline help Outsiders to become better aware of the sexual problems that are being faced by disabled people around the world today. As this helpline is unique, and there is very little research in this area, many of the problems and interactions are on a “try it and see” basis, and much invaluable information is constantly being gathered for future reference.
Aims with this group
… are to answer the calls to the best of our ability, to keep up to date with the literature, and to publish the discoveries made.
… are too often kept hidden away rather than being encouraged to mix in society and enjoy themselves. The idea that they may enjoy a sexual relationship is often considered taboo. The Outsiders website already features leaflets and resources that can be freely downloaded so they can be accessed internationally. Our website is fully accessible to blind and deaf-blind people. We have become one of the international authorities, and are considered an inspiration worldwide. Sadly, hospitals, libraries, and council office workers in Britain are unable to access the Outsiders site because of censorship filters.
Aims with this group
… are to encourage medical and health care professionals to initiate discussions about sex, relationships, and isolation with patients and clients during consultation. We send speakers to conferences, AGMs and seminars. We continue to influence the world via our website. We also need to persuade British authorities not to censor our website, so that it can be viewed by people working in schools, hospitals, and other government departments.
The Integration Trust’s Trust Deed is dated 25th August 1981, and was followed by a Supplemental Deed to change the Trust’s name to the Outsiders Trust, once the name became available, dated 12th August 2001.
Trustees volunteer their services as a result of their involvement in, and enthusiasm for Outsiders. Their suitability is discussed by the Advisory Board and Trustees. They are appointed first as Co-opted Trustees for the first year, and then voted in, if appropriate.
This year we gained four Co-opted Trustees and Susan Quilliam as a patron.
We have to select very special people who totally understand the delicate nature of our work. In 1991 our then Patron, the Rev Chad Varah, founder of The Samaritans, gave us appropriate guidelines for finding and keeping trustees, which we still adhere to today. Our Trustees are deeply involved in our work and are kept up to date with Charity Commission guidelines.
Outsiders is registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales, charity number 284450.
The Outsiders Club began in 1979, before the Trust was incorporated.
The Club’s governing documents, updated by our Coordinating Team and approved at AGMs, include our Constitution, last adapted and approved at the AGM January 2006, Membership Rules and Code of Conduct is now sent out as agreement for all members to sign.
Outsiders runs its self-help and peer support network as a membership club.
Volunteers, who mostly come from the membership and are disabled, work from home and journey to the office once a week when they feel up to it, and this is normally on a Thursday.
They are responsible for: -
The Outsiders Club Constitution is discussed to see if it needs updating, every five years.
Volunteers meet to discuss progress and problems every two months. Any changes in the running of the Outsiders Club must be agreed by the Advisory Board members, Trustees and volunteers, and proposals for change are sent one month in advance.
The Club runs its own membership bank account with NatWest Berkeley Square. This is kept separate from the Trust account, so that the members can see that their fees and donations are going directly to pay for their magazine and membership list (rather than paying for rent and overheads). The Trust has two accounts at Lloyds TSB, one current Treasurers Account and one Business Access Account for savings. The signatories on those accounts are two Trustees.
SHADA is a fast-evolving group, and members decided not to be rigid, lest this inhibit its development in any way. We are run with a small number of ground rules:
SHADA meets twice a year, in a very nice venue in central London which is given to us free of charge. The minutes of the meetings, together with our leaflets, are published on the SHADA website, and are read by interested parties all over the world.
SHADA is run by its members through a small team. Katie Wiltshier, the secretary, books the venues for meetings, and sends out news and notices of meetings to members. Dr Tuppy Owens books the speakers. Els Payne, coordinator, books the room and does other jobs; for example, she sits by the door to welcome late-comers. Helena Barrow, registered manager of the Chasely Trust, our chair, is off sick and Adam Thomas of Elfrida Society was appointed Vice Chair to chair the meetings. The members decide on programmes, and together formed the wording of the Aims, Vision and Mission Statement. There are no membership fees, but members need to book a place at meetings.
Outsiders funding comes from donations and subscriptions from
Grant applications are dealt with by the coordinator. This year, she gained advice from a supporter, Rodney Hedley who works as coordinator of the Hilden Charitable Trust. Those who decide to fund Outsiders often comment that we are “a breath of fresh air”.
The Outsiders Club is listed on all the appropriate disability websites, e.g. Ableize.
Through SHADA and our 2009 Conference, Outsiders has gained enormous respect and recognition. We are considered the world authority on disability and personal, sexual and relationship issues. Views are changing to agree with us (at last) that sex and emotional fulfilment are important in maintaining or gaining wellbeing, and part of holistic care.
Outsiders has a good track record of surviving 30+ years without difficulty.
This has been done by being very careful with money and using good volunteers.
We identify the following risks:
Naturally, the major aim each year is to continue to achieve our charity’s objectives, both locally and on broader horizons (nationally and internationally).
We set up this group in Islington to understand how disabled people socialize within the community, identify the gaps, and work out how to attract a large number of new members to Outsiders. We invited all the local groups we could find; these included a local talking newspaper for blind residents, a stroke group, an MS group, and a learning disabled group, as well as Outlook, a Primary Care and Health Centre located in Archway, which is where we held the meetings. We were later joined by a representative from Notting Hill Housing. It was a very useful group for networking and learning. The outcome was the plan for a free event in Islington on 4th July 2011, welcoming disabled people and providing entertainment, called “Independence Day”. The aim was that it would encourage and celebrate the independence of disabled people. With the hope of funding from the Evening Standard fund for the dispossessed, handled in Islington by the Cripplegate Foundation, we saw this as a way forward for the expansion of Outsiders. Sadly, we were unsuccessful with our application, but we decided to proceed anyway.
We took the idea of the Tool Kit to the multi-disciplinary staff at Outlook (see above). They told us that the member of staff who used to deal with clients’ personal issues had left, and that currently nobody else had taken this on. They were happy to use the draft kit in their work and provide feedback. We also took the idea to a team at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, who were equally enthusiastic about helping us forward.
We were invited to speak at the local Notting Hill Housing Association residence and the talk was attended by about 20 people, both staff and residents. One resident who could not attend was visited separately. What came out of the meeting was that staff feel obliged to tell Social Services and parents if residents start sexual relationships and this is often quite destructive. We promised to look into this problem for them and report back soon.
Elfrida Society — we have formed a good working relationship with Adam Thomas who has guided us with C’Mon Out! and who else to approach locally.
Disability Action In Islington were very difficult to engage with, for some reason.
Brian runs the charity SHOC, which works on evidenced-based sexual health initiatives, rooted in the community. He was recommended to us as someone who could help with the Tool Kit. We also spent time with one of his employees, Mala Morjaria, a nurse who specializes in dealing with results and consequences of female genital mutilation.
The Sexual Respect Tool Kit is designed to help GPs and other health and social care professionals to become more comfortable at initiating discussions around sex and relationships with their patients and clients. Tuppy Owens is the driving force behind this initiative and she has brought together a carefully selected and highly professional team of experts, including two GPs, a law expert in gynaecology, a social worker, a film maker, a sex and disability consultant, and (last but not least) Susan Quilliam, author of The New Joy of Sex and consultant to the NHS on sexuality. Seven meetings replaced the original idea of a conference, and were held in London. The book (which GPs say must not take longer that two minutes to read) has been designed by John Keiller.
Tuppy Owens was invited up to Sheffield to speak to the staff and students at the Porterbrook Clinic, a sex therapy teaching centre at the Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust. They said they knew very little about disabilities before and learned a great deal. The thrust of the presentation was to relaunch sex therapy as a popular way forward for people with sexual problems and to become inclusive of disabled people. Dr Ruth Hallam Jones, who runs a Yorkshire group to help people with learning disabilities learn about sex, offered to help with the Sex and Disability Helpline.
This met with an enormous success. The campaign had been inspired by Sarah Batten, the young lady who runs our West Country events. She is a bright spark with cerebral palsy and severe speech impairment. She announced that she now has a boyfriend, the first in her life, in her late 30s. He is Steve Preston, who runs our Midlands group. They wrote their success story up for INSIDE and the website.
Sarah and Steve
We applied for a financial award from Philips for our Tool Kit, and nominated ourselves for a Brook Award. Although these were unsuccessful, Tuppy Owens was awarded, together with around 70 very immanent pioneers including several Peers, the FPA Achievers Award. The Achievers Club recognizes those who have made significant contributions over a number of years to improving the sexual health of the UK. This includes those who have worked for FPA and those who haven’t. The Awards took place on Tuesday 18th May 2010 at The Savile Club, Mayfair.
This met with an enormous response from the press and we gained the words from Bel Mooney quoted on the front cover of this Report. We were featured widely in Community Care and this was a very successful method of putting Outsiders on the map. It was executed by Trustee Jonathan Werren who is continuing to support us along, having organized a meeting with the Home Office to discuss sex and relationships of disabled people in relation to direct payments.
We are proud that such a large proportion of our fund-raising is self-generated. The Trustees set up a Fund-raising Committee with the aim of expanding to include more stalls at National events. Goodwood was hopeful … but then it went bust. Other avenues are being explored.
Following the death of Ted O’Dwyer, who was taking on this project, we have put this on hold.
Under the expertise of Ian Hudson, our website has improved beyond recognition. Twenty seven supporters wrote testimonies and sent portraits to appear with each section. Tuppy wrote some general guidelines for disabled and other visitors to the site, on Donating Organs, Keeping Fit, Freedom and Independence, Talking to Disabled People, and Sexual Health. All the organizations we work together with are featured on the front page. We launched the new site in January 2011 and have received only compliments. Further developments have been made since. The online joining and members area are to follow.
A workshop taught us that successful publicity is achieved not by repeating old failing methods, but by trying new ones. We aimed to reach out to disabled people via C’Mon Out by spreading the word in these meetings and publicizing Outsiders to all the disability agencies through Independence Day. We also collaborated with many researchers working for television production companies with ideas for television programmes which they are taking to the TV channels.
The AGM is a chance for members to get together, including meeting the Advisory Board, to present the Ted O’Dwyer Awards, and to make suggestions for improvement. There was no AGM in this financial year, because the 2010 AGM was held in March, and the 2011 event on 9th April.
The safety of our members continues to be a priority. Since we started requiring all new members to sign an agreement to say they can handle their own affairs (not being learning disabled, brain injured, or with mental health problems) and are not racist, sexist or discriminatory against disabled or disfigured people, we have have no real problems or incidents amongst our members. We are pleased that the security of Facebook has been tightened because so many of our members use it, with a special “Outsiders and Friends” page (which is monitored by one of our volunteers). We are hoping to get online joining and a members’ area completed soon, and are discussing ways of vetting new members who join online.
The lunches are being run in a coordinated fashion, according to the Victoria McKenzie Model. They are all very different and are run in a way to suit the people who attend. The West Country events are held in many different locations, whereas the East Anglia and North of England stay put in their preferred restaurants. A new restaurant, the Paternoster at St Paul’s, has become the permanent new London venue. It is run by a large team of hosts and assistant hosts, who all have slightly different ways of making it a great event. Reports are sent by email to the members of the team. The venue is very popular and its staff are extremely helpful.
Outsiders volunteers work with old equipment and this is demoralizing. Tuppy’s mobile phone is held together with sticky tape! It was thus wonderful to hear that the Clothworkers Foundation donated £3,858.52 to enable us to acquire new computers and monitors, multi-functioning printer/fax/scanner and phones. This grant did not arrive during this financial year.
Colin Fowler, a blind ex-Trustee of Disability Wales, became a volunteer in the office, Tuppy’s assistant on C’Mon Out!, and Chair of the Advisory Board. Colin has brought us many new blind members and is becoming invaluable.
Victoria McKenzie, Dick Sheppard, Lionel Roth, Jonathan Werren and Jeff Dexter have been appointed as Co-opted Trustees of the Trust.
Susan Quilliam, authoress of The New Joy of Sex, has become a Patron.
Rodney Hedley of the Hilden Charitable Trust is helping us with fund-raising.
Mikey Argy, a thalidomide campaigner, has become spokesperson of Outsiders.
Silver Sex is working with us, Extant and Elfrida are working with us more than before, and we continue to attract new members to SHADA .
Handisex (in Copenhagen) was nominated Innovation of the Year in our fund-raising venture, the Erotic Awards.
The Katie Piper Foundation We had a meeting with Katie in December 2010, and learned that, following her first TV programme, she had a large number of facially disfigured people emailing her who said their were lonely and/or could not find a partner. She promised to forward us their contact details, but we are still waiting. We invite Katie to all our events, and hope to work with her one day.
For the 10th Meeting on Friday 8th October 2010, we decided that each meeting would discuss a particular problem/impairment (preferably one which is experienced by people with a wide range of disabilities) and invite people who are experiencing that problem to come along and describe how they have managed to overcome it to enjoy a good sex life. We started with the topic of fatigue. We invited several relevant disability agencies, such as Crohn’s and Colitis UK (who had just received a grant to explore this subject), to come and join in the discussions. All invitations were ignored.
Our aim is to produce a leaflet on the subject that can be used by both organizations and individuals. The leaflet will go on our website. We had a very successful meeting, at the end of which we divided into small groups, one of them deciding how the leaflet should look. They thought it should be lively and include an illustration.
The leaflet was worked on by Tuppy, Alex and Susan Quilliam, and was duly completed, together with an illustration, and put up on the website. Then we approached a member of C’Mon Out! to ask if the leaflet could be displayed at Outlook, and were told that, although they thought it was very good, they could not possibly give it to clients because it was too explicit and might offend them. So, we asked Outlook and the MS Society if they would like to use our leaflet to create a less explicit one, and then refer on interested parties to our version. This met with silence.
The next SHADA meeting is planned for 8th April 2011, and the topic will be Spasticity, Spasms and Sex, with a view to producing another leaflet.
Again — as always — our chief aim for the future is to continue with our Charity’s aims and objectives. There follow some specific examples of action plans under various headings associated with our two major aims.
Every week, Colin will come to the office and telephones members in order to:–
The magazine INSIDE will be published online as well as in in print, and members will be encourage to cancel their printed copy subscription, which reduces costs, and to read the online version. We still need to produce some printed copies because they are excellent for handing out to interested parties at stalls and events.
Janet will be taught how to use a computer for emails, and receive a new computer paid for out of the Clothworkers’ grant, so she can work at home when she’s not feeling up to coming in.
All the volunteers will benefit from new equipment purchased with the Clothworkers’ grant.
Whenever Tuppy is in London, there will be an office meeting discussing progress, followed by a dinner.
Outsiders plans to gain publicity for the club through Independence Day.
The event is being run by the Outsiders Support Network and will be an excellent opportunity for them all to get together, as they have never previously had the chance to do so.
We decided to make it a progressive celebration, showing Outsiders to be inclusive, fully respectful of disabled people, treating them like responsible adults.
The invitation (illustration on the front of this report) is being circulated by email to a wide range and huge number of organizations and groups in Islington and across London. The National Council for Independent Living has offered to spread the word via its networks.
Plans are to provide a wide variety of entertainment, performances by Extant, a debate, discussions, a tactile fashion show and various opportunities to socialize, network and have fun.
We plan to modernize Outsiders by improving our online presence and get Online Joining and the Members Area set up on the website. This is becoming more and more urgent, as the Internet is becoming the preferred method of human interaction.
We will find more new ways to attract new members, based on the concept that one should stop repeating methods which do not work, and keep trying new methods until we find one which works really well.
The Sexual Respect Tool Kit aims to reduce stigma amongst the medical, heath and social care professions. Following meetings with our experts and discussion of what we are doing, the Kit is now going into production, with the help of a grant from Awards for All.
The texts are being worked on by Alex Cowan and Susan Quilliam, author of The New Joy of Sex. The filming is to be done by Clare Richards, the young documentary maker who made Disabled and Looking for Love for BBC3 — for which she won the Grierson Award as “Newcomer of the Year”. We are seeking a way to distribute the Tool Kit through as many outlets as possible, to GPs and other health and social care professionals. The first step is to send a proposal to Jessica Kingsley, the publishers who aim to publish books which make a difference. We are also looking at ways of using the internet for distribution.
We decided to make the film first, before the book, audio and posters. Filming is to be in four sections:-
demonstrating why the kit is important
introducing Alex Cowan, who has MS, telling her personal story which gave her the idea of the Kit
opening lines to initiate conversations about sex with patients and clients
techniques for referring on to sex therapists, self-help groups, and peer support.
Filming starts on 6th April 2011.
Seven posters for the walls of surgeries and other treatment centres are yet to be created. Once the kit is completed, it will be sent to publishers, the DOH, and tested amongst an eager audience. As interest gathers on this subject, we are acquiring more researchers to help us test the drafts and ensure that the kit really does the job.
Outsiders supports SHADA to continue to evolve. We are noticing a gradual shift in members attending our meetings, from health care professionals (who are currently suffering in uncertain work conditions) to attracting more alternative therapists and disabled people themselves. It would be excellent if SHADA were eventually run by disabled people for health professionals, but it’s often the case that they just don’t have the energy.
Outsiders is always eager to make new partnerships with those agencies and organizations who share our honest and realistic vision that disabled people can enjoy their personal lives and this can more often become a reality when they are offered encouragement and support.
The Sex and Disability Helpline (unfunded) is becoming more and more international, with people using emails more and more. We are now providing a text service.
The Outsiders website aims to help disabled people around the world by providing help, advise and resources not found elsewhere.
Our major fund-raising events will attract disabled people from all over the world who come to enjoy accessible fun. The other guests, who are international, enjoy mixing with a very wide range of people.
We hope to continue to have influence in the media, and have more programmes made about our work, although commissioners seem to prefer fabricated stories to real ones.
Our projects such as SHADA and the Sexual Respect Tool Kit will continue to have international influence.
We were successful in obtaining an Awards for All grant for £5,000 for the research and production of the Sexual Respect Tool Kit. We were also successful in being awarded a grant for £4,000 from the Clothworkers’ Foundation with which to purchase new phones, computers and printers. The money for this grant did not arrive during this financial year.
After simply sending him a flyer, our long-time supporter, Andrew Ferguson (who had previously donated our Segro Shares) sent a gift-aided cheque for £5,000 to help us with overheads.
Outsiders was delighted to receive a £500 donation from the comedian/writer Iain Morris, quite out of the blue. Iain is best known for co-writing ‘The Inbetweeners’ and co-hosting a show on radio station XFM with stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr.
£1.085 was raised from our stall at Erotica and £1,210 from the work we did in the Disability Field at the Glastonbury Festival.
£2,016.02 was raised by selling our Segro shares which were being devalued.
£3,650 was raised from our annual fund-raising events.
Expenses were kept to a minimum for fear of the economy worsening. That said, Outsiders was able to continue to run the club and its projects successfully, providing a service for 10,000+ disabled people, all on a modest income.
Our main costs are for a secure office space and good computer, internet and telephone support. We rely on volunteers completely, with the cost of volunteers covering one third of the expenditure.
At the end of the year, April 2011, we carried a deficit on current expenditure, but carried forwarded £4,500 of the the £5,000 grant from Award for All as a restricted income to develop the Sexual Respect Tool Kit.
At the year end unrestricted reserves stood at 4,246.82, equivalent to around three months running costs. Trustees wish to build up free reserves to a nine month level in the next few years to give security and to help develop new work.
The Outsiders Trust
Accounts for the Year ended 5 April 2011
Income and Expenditure Account
|Grants and Awards||5,000.00||5,000.00|
|Staff Fees and Expenses||—||1,015.00|
|Printing, Postage, Stationery and AGM Expenses||814.20||688.85|
|Bank Charges and Interest||128.80||178.54|
|Rent, Rates and Insurance||8,582.51||8,423.83|
|Telephone and Broadband||2,358.32||2,819.24|
|Surplus/(Deficit) for the Year||1,873.10||(4,636.51)|
|Computers – Cost||787.63||1,050.18|
|Computers – Accumulated Depreciation||(196.21)||(262.55)|
|Bank and Cash||8,285.99||6,228.27|
|Net Current Liabilities||8,156.10||6,086.09|
|Unrestricted Reserves Brought Forward||6,873.72||11,510.23|
|Movement in Year||(2,626.90)||(4,636.51)|
|Restricted Reserves Brought Forward||0.00||0.00|
|Movement in Year||4,500.00||0.00|
Independent Examiner’s Report to the Trustees of The Outsiders Trust
I report on the accounts of the charity for the year ended 5th April which are set out on pages 23 to 24.
The charity’s trustees are responsible for the preparation of the accounts. The charity’s trustees consider that an audit is not required for this year under section 43(2) of the Charities Act 1993 (the 1993 Act) and that an independent examination is needed.It is my responsibility to:
My examination was carried out in accordance with the general Directions given by the Charity Commission. An examination includes a review of the accounting records kept by the charity and a comparison of the accounts presented with those records. It also includes consideration of any unusual items or disclosures in the accounts, and seeking explanations from you as trustees concerning any such matters. The procedures undertaken do not provide all the evidence that would be required in an audit, and consequently no opinion is given as to whether the accounts present a “true and fair view” and the report is limited to those matters set out in the statement below.
In connection with my examination, no matter has come to my attention:
Andrew Hill FCA
For and on behalf of Cartwrights
Accountants and Business Advisors
33 Wood Street, Barnet, Herts, EN5 4BE Date:…23/01/12
4S Leroy House
436 Essex Road
London N1 3QP
020 7354 8291
www.outsiders.org.uk / www.shada.org.uk
Lloyds TSB (current
and savings accounts)
PO Box 25, 39-41 Union Street
Inverness IV1 1RD
Accountants & Business Advisors
Regency House, 33 Wood Street
Barnet, Herts EN5 4BE
We would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their support this year for Outsiders and the work that we do:-
Outsiders volunteers and members of Outsiders Support Network
Awards For All (Big Lottery)