Minutes

Minutes of the 30th CARE Farnham Annual General Meeting, held at the St.Joan’s Centre, Farnham, on September 3rd, 2016 attended by approx. 98 volunteers and guests. ____________________________________________________ 1.  The Chairman, Peter Seager, gave a warm welcome to everyone, especially to Alistair Jaffray, Gillian Sturgis and Frank Stewart. These were the three people who started CARE Farnham .Gillian was the Chair of the famous first meeting on 20.6.1986 at the Farnham Police Station when CARE Farnham was presented to the people of Farnham. Another founder member Pat Fisher sends her apologies as she is unwell. A particular welcome was also extended to the Mayor of Waverley, Mr. Christopher Storey and Mrs. Storey as well as the Town Mayor of Farnham, Mr. John Ward and Mrs. Ward. A special welcome was extended to Mrs. Ione Carver, CARE Farnham’s most elderly client, 101 in December, who will cut our 30th Anniversary Cake. A total of 37 apologies were received from members and one from The Secretary of State for Health. 2.  A presentation was given by Dr. David Brown on the local project “Happy, Healthy at Home” a brief talk about Farnham’s role with the NHS Vanguard programme. Under this programme a total of 29 Clinical Commission Groups across the country received special funding. Farnham was among these groups. The reason for such funding was special challenges within these areas. While some of the beneficiaries were chosen because of quality, reputation, financial and management problems, the particular challenge in our area was one of boundary challenges. FPH covers a number of Clinical Commission Groups and numerous GP practices and hospitals across 3...