Hestia is a Charity set up in 1970 to provide housing, support and care to vulnerable people. It achieves that aim through a wide range of direct support, floating support and other activities for its service users.
Because it is a Charity, Hestia must report regularly to the Charity Commission, a body established to make sure Charities in England and Wales are accountable, well-run and meet their legal obligations. This body requires all Charities to have in place a Board of Trustees and it asks these Trustees to take ultimate responsibility for a Charity’s work.
At Hestia, our Trustees are therefore responsible to the Charity Commission for its work: in supporting service users and other members of the community, its properties, its finances, its staff and its volunteers.