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HASCAS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE ADVISORY SERVICE TRUSTEES' REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2016 The trustees present their report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018. The accounts have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies set out in note 1 to tfi e accounts and comply with the charity's Memorandum and Articles of Association, the Companies Act 2008 and the Statement of Recommended Practice, "Accounting and Reporting by Charities", issued in March 2005. Structure, governance and management HASCAS Health and Social Care Advisory Service is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee without a share capital. The trustees, who are also the directors for the purpose of company law, and who served during the year were: A Johnstone (Company Director only) 1 Allured (Resigned 24 June 2018) D Somekh M Somekh J McDonald C Welton (Company Director only) The Trustees constitute directors of the company for the purposes of the Companies Act 2006 and Trustees of the charity for the purposes of charity legislation. The Trustees are recruited by pubic advertisement followed by personal interview. All of the trustees are members of the company and guarantee to contribute £1 in the event of a winding up. No Trustee received any remuneration for services as a member of the Board of Trustees but a total of £2,124 (2015: £828) was reimbursed for expenses. No Trustee had any beneficial interest in any contract with the charity during the year. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Androulla Johnstone, is responsible for the operational management of HASCAS and for ensuring that organisational objectives are set In conjunction with the Trust Board, the CEO ensures that the organisation's work adheres to the terms of reference stated in the company's Memorandum of Association. During 2015/18 the CEO was supported by the Business Director and are both responsible for establishing and implementing the business plan to achieve the organisation's objectives and for ensuring its financial viability. HASCAS is further supported with IT by its Investigations Manager. Service Development Directors conduct the directly commissioned work of the organisation. Risk Management The Trustees have assessed the major risks to which the charity is exposed, in particular those relating to the specific operational areas of the Charity, its investments and its finances. The Trustees believe that by monitoring reserve levels, by ensuring controls exist over key financial systems, and by examining the operational and business risks faced by the Charity, they have established effective systems to mitigate those risks.

HASCAS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE ADVISORY SERVICE TRUSTEES* REPORT (CONTINUED) FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2016 Objectives and activities Principal Activity The principal activity of HASCAS, as defined in its Memorandum and Articles of Association is to develop a proactive advisory and consultancy service with the aim of improving the delivery of health and social care services for all those with a mental health problem and older people and related issues. The remit of HASCAS encompasses the review and development of health and social care services for the following client groups: • children and adolescents; • adults of working age; • older people; • mentally-disordered offenders. Aims and Objectives The Charity's main aim is to develop an advisory and consultancy service to improve the delivery of health and social care to vulnerable groups, including those who use mental health services and older people. This aim is to be achieved by adopting a multi-disciplinary team approach on the interpretation of evidencebased clinical practice and organisational development, taking into account the views of service users and carers. The charity has been in operation for 20 years. Its principal source of funding during the first three years was a tapering Department of Health Section 84 grant followed by a reduced Section 64 grant for 3 years to March 2003. Since this time HASCAS has drawn most of its income from directly commissioned work from the National Health Service, with many commissions having a significant Social Services contribution due to service integration. In October 2014 HASCAS Consultancy Limited was founded as the formal trading arm of HASCAS, This ensured a clear division between business and charity functions. The trading arm is a wholly owned subsidiary of HASCAS whose sole purpose it is to raise money to support the Charity's functions.

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