Governance

Strategic Plan:

The MS Centre has a Strategic Plan in Place for 2017 – 2019. A full copy of the Strategic Plan can be issued upon request.

Vision Statement

The MS Centre is committed to continually develop and improve the quality of its services, where people with MS and other related neurological conditions can live life strengthened and supported by skilled staff who ensure no person availing of the services has to face their condition alone.

Mission Statement

The MS Centre exists to enrich the lives of people with Multiple Sclerosis and related neurological conditions by providing essential services and supports to clients and their families.

Overall Strategic Aims and Objectives

  1. The MS Centre’s main objective is to continue providing essential services and supports to people with MS and other related neurological conditions, their families and carers, in a supportive environment, thus improving their quality of life.
  2. The MS Centre continues to evaluate its services, which will ensure that all clients can become fully involved in its future planning and development.
  3. The MS Centre is committed to forging networks with relevant local and national organisations with a view to collaboration and sharing of resources, as well as participating in research.
  4. The Organisation will research and involve itself in alternative methods of funding to ensure the sustainability of services provision into the future.
  5. The Organisation will endeavour to increase guest numbers in Woodhaven for 2017 – 2019.

Going forward into 2017, The MS Centre is committed to continually develop and improve the quality of its services, so that people with MS and other related conditions can live life, strengthened and supported by skilled staff, which ensures no person availing of the service has to face their condition alone. Services at Woodhaven will continue to provide accessible, supported holiday-type accommodation and short-term breaks for people with disabilities, their families and carers. For 2017, in line with our Strategic Plan (2017 – 2019), Woodhaven will endeavour to broaden the scope of its services by connecting with other groups and statutory bodies to potentially sub-let the building when not in use by our Woodhaven guests.

Memorandum and Articles of Association

A copy of our Memorandum and Articles is available on request, please just call 071 9144748.

Audited Accounts

Our accounts are audited by Gilroy Gannon each year.

Please click here to view the Audited Accounts for 2016.

Audited Accounts 2017 pages 8 and 9

 

Annual Report

The MS Centre produces an annual report each year.

Please click here to view the annual report for 2016

Please click here to view the Annual Report for 2017

PQASSO and Governance Code:

The MS Centre is committed to providing optimum services to people with MS and other disabilities, their families and carers and have engaged in PQASSO – a highly recognised and reputable quality assurance system. PQASSO has been greatly welcomed with involvement and input from all key stakeholders including –Management, Board directors, staff from all departments, clients and volunteers who form the core PQASSO working team. In addition, the MS Centre is delighted to have signed up to the Governance Code journey.

Charities Regularity Authority

The MS Centre is fully compliant with the Charities Regulatory Authority and has submitted all required returns for 2016. The organisation has the following policies in place as guidance for all fundraising activities – Fundraising Guidelines and Protocols, Proposal to Fundraise, Planning your Fundraiser and Fundraising Financial Obligations. Please contact Teresa Watters, Fundraising and Events Co-ordinator on 071 9144748/071 9154991 or email fundraising@mstherapycentre.ie if you would like to fundraise on our behalf.

Safeguarding

The HSE’s Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse National Policy and Procedures was launched in Dec 2014. In order to ensure effective implementation of this policy and procedures, the HSE began offering training to Designated Officers.

In 2016, both Tamara Mulhern, Manager and Claire Smyth, Physiotherapist completed the two day course in order to become Designated Officers for the MS North West Therapy Centre. Mairead Martin, Manager is the designated officer for Woodhaven. In line with the national policy we have publicly declared through a post in the entrance area of the MS North West Therapy Centre that the Centre has and promotes a ‘No Tolerance’ approach to any form of abuse. A local policy was developed to direct the protocol of dealing with an allegation or suspicion of abuse in a service and community setting.

Policies and procedures

The MS Centre and its services have all relevant policies and procedures in place which are reviewed on a periodic basis.

Please see link to Complaints Policy here:

Options available to bring a complaint to our attention:

 

2015

Annual Report and Financial Statement 2015

Annual Financial Statement 2015

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