The Princes Centre is a social enterprise established, funded and run by the community in Princes Risborough and the surrounding area. This means that we do not make any profit, but put any surplus back into improving the facilities we offer. We are registered as a charitable company, and are regulated by the Charity Commission and Companies House. Our constitution and accounts are filed with these bodies, as are the names of our Trustees.
The legal liability for the Princes Centre rests with the Trustees, who are responsible for ensuring that the company meets its declared objective of relieving the needs of the elderly and people with physical difficulties, learning difficulties or mental health issues by the provision of day care facilities. The Trustees meet every month to review the company’s performance, as well as monitoring the budget, cash flow and progress on enhancing the facilities on offer, including the main building itself. An Annual General Meeting, at which we welcome attendance from the wider community, is held towards the end of November each year.
As well as our Trustees, the Centre has 14 part-time staff and over 20 volunteers. The staff team is highly qualified and motivated with over 150 years’ experience between them! Our Centre Manager who is a senior professional in the social care sector.
“Kim has affected vast improvements to the building, gardens and general environment at the Centre and has built firm links with both the local community and various key support associations and organisations. She always puts the clients first and proactively seeks feedback in order to continually improve the facilities and services available at the Princes Centre” Trustee Alan Turner
“Any manager is only as good as the team that surrounds them and fortunately I have a wonderful and highly qualified team who show great dedication and boundless enthusiasm” Kim Challinor
The following key factors have been put in place to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible standards of care for our clients:
- Personal care & needs assessment for each client
- Especially trained staff to help with personal care
- Accreditation by Bucks County Council
- Subscribing to national H&S standards
- Training and development for staff and volunteers
- Working together with families and carers
- Continually raising funds to maintain an affordable service