We are pleased to announce that the audit for the year ended 31st March 2015 has now been completed and the financial statements received an unqualified audit report and were signed by the Trustees and auditors Grant Thornton on 21st July 2015.
The year to 31 March 2015 has again been a financially challenging time for Catholic Care with the continued squeeze on Local Authorities, the increased competition for grants, historically low interest rates for income generation and the constraints on disposable income for our supporters and donators. The Charity has risen to these challenges and has worked hard to maintain its wide range of services through evolution and development of new services.
During the year the Charity has achieved the opening of the “Through Care” flats at the Leeds children’s home; the registration and opening of a new children’s home for children with a learning disability, particularly those with Autism Spectrum Disorder; the development of the first extra care apartment scheme for older people in Harrogate, together with planning permission for a further scheme in Leeds; identified new and exciting service development opportunities, and renewed its Investors In People accreditation confirming how the organisation values its staff.
Please see section ‘Our Finances’ for a summary of the financial results.