PRESS STATEMENT – 23rd April 2018
After careful consideration the Rees Foundation Charity and Care Leavers Foundation have decided it would more beneficial not to continue with the merger as there are some significant differences between operating principles.
Our Charitable objectives will remain as we registered with the Charity Commission on 1st October 2013 (Charity Registration Number 1154019) and the Rees Foundation will continue to develop capacity and infrastructure to support care experienced people nationally:
FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT, TO RELIEVE BY SUCH MEANS AS ARE CHARITABLE, CHILDREN AND ADULTS WHO HAVE HAD FOSTER CARE OR RESIDENTIAL CARE EXPERIENCE BY THE PROVISION OF SUPPORT, ADVICE, RESOURCES, ASSISTANCE (FINANCIAL OR OTHERWISE), GRANTS, PROGRAMMES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES to.
A) ADVANCE EDUCATION;
B) RELIEVE UNEMPLOYMENT;
C) PROMOTE THE SOCIAL INCLUSION AMONG THESE BENEFICIARIES WHO ARE EXCLUDED FROM SOCIETY, OR PARTS OF SOCIETY, DUE TO THEIR SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC POSITION;
D) DEVELOP THEIR CAPACITY AND SKILLS IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY ARE BETTER ABLE TO IDENTIFY, AND HELP MEET, THEIR NEEDS AND TO PARTICIPATE MORE FULLY IN SOCIETY.
We are delighted to be in the process of recruiting new people to join our Board of Trustees. If you are interested to learn more about the Rees Foundation and how your skills and experience may be of benefit as a Trustee, in the first instance please send email to our Chief Executive Wendy.firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details.
Chair Rees Foundation
Rees, The Care Leavers’ Foundation is a registered charity (1145019) and a charitable company (08216279, England and Wales). Rees is governed by a board of trustees and is managed by a staff team with the support of volunteers.
Our services are available to all people with care experience across England and Wales, and are not limited by any other criteria.
As a registered charity all of our details are recorded on the Charity Commission website you can read more here.