Our Council of Governors acts as a link between service users, carers, staff, the general public and the Trust's Board of Directors.
They support the Board of Directors in setting the long-term vision for our organisation, and hold the non-executive directors to account for the actions of the Board. Our Board of Directors has a duty to consult, and listen to the views of, the Council of Governors.
My early development in social work, community work, & social care, began in the CCRL Lambeth during 1976 and culminated with recognition of presentations and awards. During the summer of 2019 to celebrate the diversity of the Caribbean Windrush arrivals into the UK in June 1948.
Here I became a lead staff member with several community liaison projects including a service providing accommodation for young people in care, and further to work along the social services to manage families with their diverse but unique experiences in those outside the care system.
During my time in public services, voluntary and charitable organisation, I have covered a range of Community care, housing provisions, such as resettlement homes, adult care, addiction, and drug rehabilitation centers.
My current responsibilities have involved me in shaping charitable organisations in M/H neurodiversity in the workplace, and a range of education settings.
I am committed to the challenges faced by the trust and extremely keen to be a part of the current Governing team at SLaM trust to continue its work both Locally, nationally, globally, hence to sure up the challenges ahead, and embracing the trust work involving a range of disorders and psychiatry mainstream support.
Outlining some of the benefits that I would bring to the governing body would be that of promoting inclusivity & diversity, but more importantly helping to champion its services by way of wider remit, particularly for men of colour, ethnic minorities, and those of the LGBTQ communities.
I am committed to sharing but also embracing the mainstream development and the future of the work that has shaped this inspiring trust, I feel that I would bring particular experiences gained through lifelong learning in specialists and generic fields centered around community resources.
Understanding how to support individuals within the DWP and its current Universal credit possibly change in housing policies that could affect more vulnerable applicants. At a time when homelessness, rough sleeping, and a lack of sustainable housing to support the vulnerable are increasing.
Contact your governors
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The Council of Governors is made up of:
- Appointed members from organisations that the Trust works with
- People who use the Trust's services elected by our membership
- Carers of people who use the Trust's services elected by our membership
- Members of the public elected by our membership
- Members of staff elected by our membership
The Council's responsibilities include:
- Appointing the Chair and other non-executive directors
- Removing, if three quarters of the council of governors decide that it is necessary, the chair or other non-executive directors
- Approving, by a majority, the appointment of the Chief Executive by the non-executive directors
- Appointing or removing the Trust's auditor
- Supporting and engaging with the Trust board
- Holding the non-executive directors to account for the performance of the Trust Board
- Representing the interests of the members of the Trust as a whole and the interests of the public
- Approving 'significant transactions'
- Deciding whether non-NHS work would significantly impact on the Trust's core role
- Approving, by an overall majority, an application by the Trust to enter into a merger, acquisition, separation or dissolution
- Approving amendments to the Trust's constitution
The governors review includes information about the role of governors and their activities over the preceding year:
Governors review 2020-21 (PDF)
How to become a governor
Governors are elected to the Council of Governors from the public, service user, carer and staff constituencies. Elected governors serve a three-year term on the Council of Governors. Governors are also appointed by partner organisations.
If you are interested in becoming a governor, vacancies will be advertised here or you can contact us to find our more via firstname.lastname@example.org