Annual Report 2014 to 2015

Chairperson’s Foreword

FDAMH has had another exceptionally busy year. Our annual report highlights the extent and range of our services which continue to be in high demand. We are seeing more and more users of our services coming through the Victoria Centre which is indicative of the health needs of our local community. The Board of Trustees recognise the wonderful work of our staff and volunteers which does so much to support and help all those who seek the services which FDAMH can offer.

It is to the credit of the organisation that at a time of fiscal restraint from statutory funders FDAMH have been able to develop new services as well as maintain existing services. This is in no small measure due to the other streams of funding which the organisation has been able to source. I am sure that this will continue to be as important in the coming years as well as continuing to look for other ways of funding our services. I would want to highlight the excellent and innovative work of our social prescribing service which has been widely recognised as beneficial to users and primary care providers alike. The Board has acknowledged for a few years that we need to deliver our services in different ways to be as effective as possible and to meet the demand.

I have already touched on the excellence of our staff and volunteers and I would want to again take this opportunity to thank our manager Angela Price and all her staff and those dedicated volunteers wholeheartedly for their wonderful commitment and enthusiasm in all they do for FDAMH.

David McClements

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