We Need Your Skills

Number: 49/19                                                                                  

3rd September 2019                   

We Need Your Skills


Have you ever thought you might like to be a trustee of a charity but feel a disability or family carer commitment would stand in your way?

Services for Independent Living (SIL) is a user-led charity which supports disabled and older people within the county. The charity is committed to enabling people to live as independently as possible within their own homes and to make their own choices over how they want to live their lives.

SIL is currently looking for new trustees and in particular wants to hear from anyone with a disability, or who is a family carer, and would be interested in joining a dynamic organisation. It welcomes anyone who has first-hand experience of living with a disability and the challenges this presents.

Euan McPherson, SIL’s CEO, said: “SIL has recently acquired a community care service to enhance its supported living and direct payment support services, and because of this growth is looking to extend its board of trustees.

“We are looking for individuals who can use their knowledge and skills to help us improve the services we provide. An experience of local health and social services policy is useful, but not essential as we offer a supportive environment and provide training for all our trustees.

“All we ask is for trustees to attend the monthly board meeting and participate in the discussions and decision making. We can reimburse costs for those wanting to become a trustee”.

On the 3rd October SIL’s AGM is taking place at Saxon Hall, Hereford, so if you are interested in finding out more about this interesting and varied role, we would welcome you to join us for a buffet lunch and an opportunity to meet our trustees, staff and service users. To book your place, email contactus@s4il.co.uk or call the office on: 01568 616653.


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