Cornerstone House Centre has published its latest Annual Review and independently examined financial statements, reflecting on a year of positive strides forward for the organisation.
The Annual Review, which was released at the charity’s recent Annual General Meeting, can be downloaded by clicking here. Its publication was delayed due to the Annual General Meeting being hosted later than anticipated because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
It explores the performance and achievements of Cornerstone House Centre during the calendar year 2019, in particular progress made under its Family Services, Health and Wellbeing Services, Training Services and Employability Services delivery areas.
The publication spotlights 2019 as the year in which the organisation finalised the purchase of the large community asset building at 1 Esk Walk in Cumbernauld town centre, recognising this as a significant accomplishment for not only Cornerstone House Centre but also for the wider Cumbernauld community.
During the Annual Review’s reporting period, which was before the onset of the pandemic, there were over 40,000 individual visits to Cornerstone House Centre’s community building. These outstanding statistics highlight that venue has become an extremely important and niche hub for the community, with many voluntary, public and private sector agencies benefiting as well as those accessing their services.
The Annual Review also looks back upon successful delivery of Years 2 and 3 of Cumbernauld Family Hub, a National Lottery Community Fund-supported project which strives to provide a raft of free resources, provision and development opportunities for families living in the Cumbernauld area.
Launched in May 2017, several significant and positive impacts of Cumbernauld Family Hub became clearly evident as the year progressed. This included notable outcomes for parents, children and family members in terms of personal and skills development, health and wellbeing, parent-child bonding, life balance, recovery and employability.
A feature is also included on the launch of a ground-breaking new Cumbernauld Community Health Information Hub by The Centre on behalf of Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire. Throughout the reporting period, as well as hosting focussed partnership events, the Health Information Hub provided valuable health campaign information and signposting for a range of individuals and groups, including older people, carers, parents and guardians, people with disabilities and long term conditions, people facing mental health challenges and people on lower incomes.
A focus on Cornerstone House Centre’s Community Space facility, which was opened in partnership with Antonine Shopping Centre with a view to improving health and wellbeing in the Cumbernauld area, is also contained in the Annual Review.
Other notable highlights presented in the Annual Review include Cornerstone House Centre becoming a Disability Confident Committed employer, the organisation’s hosting of a programme of successful Cornerstone Community Tea Dances, the launch of a new interactive organisational website and the delivery of a progressive Shopmobility pilot scheme for Cumbernauld town centre.
The final page of the report recognises the many partners and supporters of Cornerstone House Centre, as well as providing a summary financial statement. Full copies of the organisation’s accounts for the year are available upon request by emailing email@example.com.