Diverse Cymru has worked hard to solidify its status as a leading equality and diversity organisation in Wales over the last 12 months. The below annual report shows how much work we have put in as an organisation, and where we are on our journey as a charity.
Words from our retiring Chief Executive:
Our retiring chief executive, Bill Smale, said some words to summarise the year: “In 2018-19, Diverse Cymru has continued on its journey to provide high quality services that make a real difference to the lives of those we support.
This year has not been without its challenges. We have again found the need to reduce staff costs and this resulted in losing two valued members of staff. Whilst these losses had an impact internally we were able to maintain our standards of service to customers.
We also had some positive news in that we were informed that we had won the managed banking and payroll contract for Newport. This without doubt has improved our financial position for this year. The end of year final balance also reflects costs that had not been fully accounted for in previous years.
The management team and staff as usual did not stand still but instead have put extra time and effort into finding alternative funding options. This I have no doubt will pay off next year with a positive end of year balance.
I must congratulate all staff for their dedication and commitment ensuring we never lost sight of what really matters: our service users.
As you can see from the following overview we have been successful in delivering positive results in all areas of our operation. I will also take this opportunity to thank all the staff, trustees, volunteers, clients and service partners for their support, ensuring this year ended with a positive outcome for the future.”