Harrogate charity seeks new trustees to join its board

Staff and customers in the grounds of DAY's residential care home

A Harrogate charity which this year celebrates its 85th anniversary is looking for a number of new trustees to join its board.

And Disability Action Yorkshire is particularly keen to attract members of the business community who have experience in business development, legal, HR, digital and IT, marketing, education and investments.

It is also looking for those who themselves are disabled, or who have other personal experience of disability.

The charity has recently been given permission to replace its 20-bedroom residential care home on Claro Road with 36 apartments.

The new supported housing scheme, which will see Disability Action Yorkshire support staff on site 24-hours-a-day, will give disabled people the freedom to live independently.

Jackie Snape, Disability Action Yorkshire Chief Executive, said: “Due to retirement, we are looking to recruit a number of voluntary positions on our Board of Trustees at a very exciting time for the charity.

“We are a long established, Harrogate-based charity which believes that disabled people should have exactly the same access, rights and services as everyone else. In order to further this, we provide a number of practical solutions and services which include personal assistance, support in employment and access advice.

“We welcome applications from all sectors of the community, and whether you are an experienced trustee or looking for your first post at board level, we would love to hear from you.

“Our trustees will have the opportunity to make strategic decisions and develop new skills, as well as the chance to influence the shaping of innovative projects. And whilst we are looking for people with certain professional skills, we are particularly keen to increase the number of disabled people on our board.”

Those interested in becoming a Disability Action Yorkshire trustee can download an information pack here,

http://www.disabilityactionyorkshire.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Trustee-Recruitment-Pack-2022-1.pdf

Deadline for applications is May 31, 2022.

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