Our charity is an incorporated charity and our governing document is the Memorandum and Articles of Association. The Board of Trustees is the charity’s governing body. We are also a company limited by guarantee.
We are regulated by the Charity Commission and comply with Company Law.
We are a Network Partner of the Carers Trust and are registered with the Fundraising Regulator.
The Board members are responsible for ensuring that our work, finances and activities are used to further our stated vision and purpose, called our charitable ‘objects’. Board members are also known as trustees or directors.
You can see who the Board members are on this Companies House page.
Board members come from many different backgrounds, skills and interests. The majority of them also have experience of caring for a family member or friend. Board members are not paid, they are volunteers.
If you would like to know more about serving on the Carers in Bedfordshire Board, please visit our Trustee recruitment page..
Full Members help the Board carry out its obligations - to ensure the charity is doing what it was set up to do, make decisions about how the charity is run and agree future developments.
Full Members make key decisions at the Annual General Meeting, but also help inform the work of the charity during the year. Members act as ‘critical friends’, asking key questions, and using their personal experience and/or expertise to help the charity develop. You have voting rights at the AGM and act as a guarantor if the charity is wound up, limited to £1.
This is a voluntary role, reasonable expenses will be covered.
If you want to have your say in the future of Carers in Bedfordshire and meet with the trustees twice a year or so, this could be perfect for you. Follow this link for more information about this valued role.