Bolton Deaf Society

Charity Governance

Bolton Deaf Society

Charity Governance

Governance

Legal Structure
Bolton Deaf Society was founded as an unincorporated trust in 1869. The charity is currently in the process of changing its legal structure to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

Policies and Procedures
Available on request from the Deaf Centre office.

Governance
Bolton Deaf Society is governed by volunteer trustees. The charity currently has six trustees with a wide range of skills and experience. They serve on a Board which currently meets six times each year. Trustees are volunteers drawn from a range of backgrounds and bring different skills including business, finance and personal and professional experience of hearing loss.

The charity also recognises the contribution of: clients, their family members and carers; volunteers and staff; professionals working with people with hearing loss; and other people with an interest in the work of the charity, and encourage them to contribute their views and influence decisions regarding the development of the charity.