The MS Centre has a Strategic Plan in Place for 2020 – 2022. A full copy of the Strategic Plan can be issued upon request.
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.
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.
Going forward into 2020, 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 2020, in line with our Strategic Plan (2020 – 2022), 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.
A copy of our Memorandum and Articles is available on request, please just call 071 9144748.
Our accounts are audited by Gilroy Gannon each year.
Pleace click here to view the Annual Financial Statement 2015
Please click here to view the Audited Accounts for 2016
Please click here to view the Audited Accounts 2017 pages 8 and 9
Please click here to view the Audited Accounts for 2018
The MS Centre produces an annual report each year.
Please click here to view Annual Report and Financial Statement 2015
Please click here to view the annual report for 2016
Please click here to view the Annual Report for 2017
Please click here to view the Annual Report for 2018
The MS Centre is committed to providing optimum services to people with MS and other disabilities, their families and carers and have engaged in Improving Quality (IQ) – a highly recognised and reputable quality assurance system. Improving Quality (IQ) 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 Improving Quality (IQ) working team. In addition, the MS Centre is delighted to have signed up to the Governance Code journey.
The mandatory Charities Governance Code, recently launched by the Charity Regulator, on 7th Nov 2018, explains the minimum standards you should meet to effectively manage and control your charity. Good governance involves putting in place systems and processes to ensure that your charity achieves its charitable objectives with integrity and is managed in an effective, efficient, accountable and transparent way. Key dates relating to the Code; 2019 – was the year of learning and preparation for charities. The Charities Governance Code Toolkit provides guidance notes and templates to assist charities and charity trustees to meet all of the core standards outlined in the Code. 2020 – is the first year that registered charities are expected to comply with the Code. 2021 – will be the first year that registered charities are expected to report on their compliance with the Code The Multiple Sclerosis North West Therapy Centre is committed to compliance with the key dates relating to the Charities Governance Code.
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 Marita Haugh, Fundraising and Events Co-ordinator on 071 9154991 or email email@example.com if you would like to fundraise on our behalf.
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.
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:
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