SNA Accounts 2015

SNA Accounts 2015
April 11, 2016 Lee Stoker

OMPANY REGISTRATION NUMBER 07868094
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
UNAUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
31 DECEMBER 2015
Charity Number 1158164
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015
CONTENTS PAGES
Members of the Board and professional advisers 1
Trustees Annual Report 2 to 5
Independent examiner’s report to the members 6 to 7
Statement of financial activities (incorporating the
income and expenditure account) 8
Balance sheet 9
Notes to the financial statements 10 to 12
The following pages do not form part of the financial statements
Detailed statement of financial activities 14 to 15
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND PROFESSIONAL ADVISERS
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Registered charity name Staffordshire Neurological Alliance
Charity number 1158164
Company registration number 07868094
Principal office 4 Bracken View
Brockton
Stafford
ST17 OTR
Registered office 4 Bracken View
Brockton
Stafford
ST17 0TF
Trustees Dr S J Searle
Mr R V Howell
Mr J F May
Mr J W E Morgan
Mr P M Drew
Independent examiner Simon Webster
DPC Accountants Limited
Vernon Road
Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2QY
Bankers HSBC Bank Plc
20 Market Place
Cannock
Staffordshire
WS11 1BX
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
TRUSTEES ANNUAL REPORT
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015
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The trustees, who are also directors for the purposes of company law, present their report and the unaudited financial statements of the company for the year ended 31 December 2015.
Reference and administrative details
Reference and administrative details are shown in the schedule of members of the board and professional advisers on page 1 of the financial statements.
THE TRUSTEES
The trustees who served the company during the period were as follows:
Dr S J Searle
Mr R V Howell
Mr J F May
Mr J W E Morgan
Mr P M Drew
Mr P M Drew was appointed as a trustee on 6 October 2015.
STRUCTURE, GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT
Governing document and organisational structure
Staffordshire Neurological Alliance is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and wales 7868094, registered charity 1158164, governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association.
The trustees/directors continue to be supported by an elected Management Committee made up of commissioners, clinicians ,members of neurological charities and others that meets monthly to approve, review and monitor all aspects of the organisation’s activity that are set out in its Articles of Association.
OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES
We have continued to pursue, within Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, the Objects set out in our Articles
(1) The relief of those persons who are receiving or have received treatment for a neurological condition and their families and carers
(2) To advance the education of the public in all matters concerning neurological conditions
We have also worked to implement our 5 year plan which is available on our website at www.staffsneurologicalalliance.org.uk
We have referred to the guidance contained in the Charity Commission’s general guidance on public benefit when reviewing our aims and objectives and in planning our activities.
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
TRUSTEES ANNUAL REPORT (continued)
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015
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ACHIEVEMENTS AND PERFORMANCE
Patient Advocacy
Our role as organisational champions for Staffordshire Healthwatch and partnership with Stoke on Trent Healthwatch have continued to strengthen, through our membership of the Reference Advisory Group for the merger of Mid Staffordshire Trust into UHNM and the Wolverhampton Trust and other cooperative activities.
We have continued monthly liaison meetings with the University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust(UHNM) based on a formal partnership agreement and our membership of The Neurological Clinical Network led by the Stoke CCG and now including the three North Staffordshire CCG’s which later, we hope, will soon include the recently formed congress of all CCG’s in the county.
Through these relationships we have contributed to the decision to add two Parkinson’s specialist nurses and restructure provision of services to those with MS in the north of the county together with the expansion of community based epilepsy services.
The Chair of Engaging Communities Staffordshire(the parent of Healthwatch) has joined with us to lead a working party of all commissioning bodies, all providers, GP federations representatives of care organisations etc with the aim of agreeing a cohesive strategy for the provision of services to those with neurological conditions, from diagnosis to death.
We are actively involved in consultations regarding the County Council’s Better Futures Initiative which is also aimed at developing cohesive, economic services for those with long term conditions ,alongside other priorities.
We have joined with the champion’s organisation for the Cancer and End of Life project being developed by Macmillan and The four Northern CCG’s to appoint a Service Integrator for provision of these services. Their concerns and objectives are the same as those of the SNA and co morbidities are prevalent in the membership of both.
We continue to interface vigorously, with Virgin who will be the Prime Provider for East Staffordshire CCG from April 2016 and Plus 2 who have been commissioned by the County Council to provide a Carer’s Hub. In both we have been solicited to pursue users and carer’s concerns and needs. In this work we are grateful for the continued support of the five local MPs who have interested themselves in our activities.
Our committee members are active in their local health centre patient involvement groups and we are represented on the South Staffordshire and Seisdon Patient Panel and the Patient and Carer’s group at the Staffordshire County Hospital. We are working continuously to engage with all commissioners, providers and decision makers in relation to the provision of services to those with conditions across the county, now including amongst others the Wolverhampton Trust.
These demands, together with the wish to improve our contact with those with conditions and provide for succession, led to our Advocate Recruitment initiative.
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
TRUSTEES ANNUAL REPORT (continued)
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015
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Staffordshire Neurological Advocacy Programme
To this end we initiated the Staffordshire Neurological Advocacy Programme, funded by the Awards for All scheme of The Big Lottery.
We received a grant of £8850 from Awards for All on 23rd January 2015. We spent the first 3 months of the project drafting, agreeing and printing supporting literature and seeking support from organisations such as Healthwatch, Clinical Commissioning groups, local authorities and condition specific charities. We launched the programme on 20th April 2015 in Rugeley, South Staffordshire. We had initial interest from 6 potential advocates but from these we have retained 3 people. One had to leave due to restrictive rules from a pension fund precluding any voluntary activity. We held further information events in Whittington, Lichfield in association with St Giles hospice and also at Douglas MacMillan Hospice in Stoke on Trent. This resulted in interest from a further 4 volunteer advocates.
With launching the programme later than anticipated we have been given a reporting extension by The Big Lottery until 23rd July 2016. At the end of year 2015 we had utilised £3,672.76 of the £8,850 grant. We are planning to accelerate efforts to recruit more advocates in 2016 with two further information events, one in South Staffordshire and one in North Staffordshire. This should help us to fully utilise the funds available.
We have continued our publicising of outstanding performance awarding the Best in Staffordshire certificate to a further 3 organisations and have developed our website and use of Facebook and Twitter to support our advocates and other programmes and as a means of education generally. Our Hard Copy Directory project, while well received requires, further input from our advocates to ensure that we get the feedback that we need to develop and extend it and ensure its availability to the general public.
Relationship with Local Pharmacy Committees, Keele Medical School and others
We have maintained our relationship with Local Pharmacy committees and are developing relationships with academic and training bodies in the county as a means of improving contacts and recruiting members.
FINANCIAL REVIEW
Total funds at 31st December 2015 were £4,608 (£421 2014) of which (£569) were un-restricted income funds and £5,177 were restricted income funds.
The unrestricted income funds were in deficit by £569 at 31st December 2015. It is our intention to focus on raising at least £5,000 in the first half of 2016, and we are making several applications, with advice from Vast and Support Staffordshire, to address this. This will ensure that we have sufficient incoming resources to fund the core running costs of the charity.
Cash at Bank and in hand was £4,692 (£780 2014).
PLANS FOR FUTURE PERIODS
We have concentrated on growing our influence to the benefit of those with conditions, which we will continue to do. In future we intend to continue to prioritise recruiting advocates to increase our ability to engage those with conditions and all others in the economy, focus more effort on fundraising and get ourselves to a position where we can reimburse expenses to all volunteers so as to attract more.
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
TRUSTEES ANNUAL REPORT (continued)
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015
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Small company provisions
This report has been prepared in accordance with the provisions applicable to companies entitled to the small companies exemption.
Registered office: Signed on behalf of the trustees
4 Bracken View
Brockton
Stafford
ST17 0TF
J W E Morgan
Director
15th March 2016
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
INDEPENDENT EXAMINER’S REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015
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I report on the accounts of the company for the year ended 31 December 2015 which are set out on pages 8 to 12.
Respective responsibilities of trustees and examiner
The trustees (who are also the directors of Staffordshire Neurological Alliance for the purposes of company law) are responsible for the preparation of the accounts. The trustees consider that an audit is not required for this year under section 144(2) of the Charities Act 2011 (the 2011 Act) and that an independent examination is needed.
Having satisfied myself that the company is not subject to audit under company law and is eligible for independent examination, it is my responsibility to:
• examine the accounts under section 145 of the 2011 Act;
• to follow the procedures laid down in the general Directions given by the Charity Commission under section 145(5)(b) of the 2011 Act; and
• to state whether particular matters have come to my attention.
Basis of independent examiner’s report
My examination was carried out in accordance with the general Directions given by the Charity Commission. An examination includes a review of the accounting records kept by the company and a comparison of the accounts presented with those records. It also includes consideration of any unusual items or disclosures in the accounts, and seeking explanations from you as trustees concerning any such matters. The procedures undertaken do not provide all the evidence that would be required in an audit and consequently no opinion is given as to whether the accounts present a ‘true and fair view’ and the report is limited to those matters set out in the statement below.
Independent examiner’s statement
In connection with my examination, no matter has come to my attention:
(1) which gives me reasonable cause to believe that in any material respect the requirements:
• to keep accounting records in accordance with section 386 of the Companies Act 2006; and
• to prepare accounts which accord with the accounting records, comply with the accounting requirements of section 396 of the Companies Act 2006 and with the methods and principles of the Statement of Recommended Practice: Accounting and Reporting by Charities
have not been met; or
(2) to which, in my opinion, attention should be drawn in order to enable a proper understanding of the accounts to be reached.
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
INDEPENDENT EXAMINER’S REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE (continued)
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015
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Simon Webster
Independent examiner
DPC Accountants Limited
Vernon Road
Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2QY
15th March 2016
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES (INCORPORATING THE INCOME AND
EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT)
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015
Unrestricted
Funds
Restricted
Funds
Total Funds
2015
Total Funds
2014
Note £ £ £ £
The notes on pages 10 to 12 form part of these financial statements.
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INCOMING RESOURCES
Incoming resources from generating funds:
Voluntary income
2
470
8,850
9,320
3,640
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TOTAL INCOMING RESOURCES
470
8,850
9,320
3,640
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RESOURCES EXPENDED
Costs of generating funds:
Costs of generating voluntary income
3
(1,460)
(3,673)
(5,133)
(8,786)
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TOTAL RESOURCES EXPENDED
(1,460)
(3,673)
(5,133)
(8,786)
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NET INCOMING/(OUTGOING) RESOURCES FOR THE YEAR/NET INCOME/(EXPENDITURE) FOR THE YEAR
(990)
5,177
4,187
(5,146)
RECONCILIATION OF FUNDS
Total funds brought forward
421

421
5,567
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TOTAL FUNDS CARRIED FORWARD
(569)
5,177
4,608
421
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The Statement of Financial Activities includes all gains and losses in the year and therefore
a statement of total recognised gains and losses has not been prepared.
All of the above amounts relate to continuing activities.
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
BALANCE SHEET
31 DECEMBER 2015
2015 2014
Note £ £ £
The notes on pages 10 to 12 form part of these financial statements.
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CURRENT ASSETS
Debtors
5
276

Cash at bank
4,692
780
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4,968
780
CREDITORS: Amounts falling due within one year
6
(359)
(359)
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NET CURRENT ASSETS
4,609
421
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TOTAL ASSETS LESS CURRENT LIABILITIES
4,609
421
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NET ASSETS
4,609
421
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FUNDS
Restricted income funds
7
5,177

Unrestricted income funds
8
(568)
421
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TOTAL FUNDS
4,609
421
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For the year ended 31 December 2015 the company was entitled to exemption from audit under section 477 of the Companies Act 2006 relating to small companies.
Trustees’ responsibilities:
 The members have not required the company to obtain an audit of its accounts for the year in question in accordance with section 476; and
 The trustees acknowledge their responsibilities for complying with the requirements of the Act with respect to accounting records and the preparation of accounts.
These accounts have been prepared in accordance with the provisions applicable to companies subject to the small companies regime and with the Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities (effective January 2015).
These financial statements were approved by the members of the committee and authorised for issue on the 15th March 2016 and are signed on their behalf by:
Mr J W E Morgan
Company Registration Number: 07868094
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015
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1. ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Basis of accounting
The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention and in accordance with the Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities (effective January 2015), and the requirements of the Statement of Recommended Practice ‘Accounting and Reporting by Charities’ issued in March 2005 (SORP 2005).
Incoming resources
Grants towards revenue expenditure and general donations are treated as income when they are receivable, and allocated over the period to which they relate.
Fund accounting
Unrestricted funds are those funds that can be used in accordance with charitable objects at the discretion of the Directors/Trustees. Restricted funds are those funds that can only be used for particular restricted purposes within the objects of the charity. Restrictions arise when specified by the donor or when funds are raised for particular restricted purpose.
Resources expended
Resources expended are included in the Statement of Financial Activities on an accruals basis inclusive of any VAT the cannot be recovered. Certain expenditure is directly attributable to specific activities and has been included in those cost categories. Where costs are attributable to more than one activity those costs are apportioned on the basis of time spent on those activities.
Income
Income represents subscriptions and donations receivable.
2. VOLUNTARY INCOME
Unrestricted Funds
Restricted Funds
Total Funds 2015
Total Funds 2014
£
£
£
£
Donations
Donations
96

96
3,550
Grants receivable
Grants receivable

8,850
8,850

Other income
Members fees
374

374
90
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470
8,850
9,320
3,640
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3. COSTS OF GENERATING VOLUNTARY INCOME
Unrestricted Funds
Restricted Funds
Total Funds 2015
Total Funds 2014
£
£
£
£
Other operating costs
1,460
3,673
5,133
8,786
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STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015
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4. STAFF COSTS AND EMOLUMENTS
No salaries or wages have been paid to employees, including the members of the committee, during the year.
5. DEBTORS
2015
2014
£
£
Prepayments
276

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6. CREDITORS: Amounts falling due within one year
2015
2014
£
£
Other creditors
359
359
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7. RESTRICTED INCOME FUNDS
Incoming resources
Outgoing resources
Balance at 31 Dec 2015
£
£
£
Restricted Fund – Awards for All scheme
8,850
(3,673)
5,177
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8. UNRESTRICTED INCOME FUNDS
Balance at 1 Jan 2015
Incoming resources
Outgoing resources
Balance at 31 Dec 2015
£
£
£
£
General Funds
421
470
(1,459)
(568)
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9. ANALYSIS OF NET ASSETS BETWEEN FUNDS
Net current assets
Total
£
£
Restricted Income Funds:
Restricted Fund – Awards for All scheme
5,177
5,177
Unrestricted Income Funds
(569)
(569)
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Total Funds
4,608
4,608
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STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015
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10. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Transactions with trustees
During the year no trustee received any emoluments or out of pocket expenses for attending board meetings (2014 £0). During the year the trustees were reimbursed for expenses they had paid on behalf of the Alliance, as follows (2014 £3,779):
S Searle received £648 for expenses paid on behalf of the Alliance, £320 of which relates to reimbursed travel costs. J May received £65 to cover out of pocket expenses for travelling. J Morgan received £380 for expenses paid on behalf of the Alliance, £332 of which relates to reimbursed travel costs. P Drew received £218 to cover out of pocket expenses for travelling.
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015
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The following pages do not form part of the statutory financial statements
which are the subject of the independent examiner’s report on pages 6 to 7.
STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
DETAILED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015
2015 2014
£ £ £
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INCOMING RESOURCES
VOLUNTARY INCOME
Donations
96
3,550
Grants receivable
8,850

Members fees
374
90
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9,320
3,640
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TOTAL INCOMING RESOURCES
9,320
3,640
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RESOURCES EXPENDED
COSTS OF GENERATING VOLUNTARY INCOME
Establishment – Rent
173
147
Establishment – Insurance
264
264
Establishment – Other
2,408
1,308
Motor and travel costs – Other
1,081

Professional – Accountancy fees
359
359
Office expenses – Other
848

Information brochures

6,708
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5,133
8,786
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TOTAL RESOURCES EXPENDED
5,133
8,786
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NET INCOMING/(OUTGOING) RESOURCES FOR THE YEAR
4,187
(5,146)
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STAFFORDSHIRE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
DETAILED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015
2015 2014
£ £ £
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COSTS OF GENERATING VOLUNTARY INCOME
Other operating costs
Establishment – Rent
173
147
Establishment – Insurance
264
264
Establishment – Other
2,408
1,308
Motor and travel costs – Other
1,081

Professional – Accountancy fees
359
359
Office expenses – Other
848

Information brochures

6,708
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5,133
8,786
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