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Annual Report

2006 - 2007
Asian women’s support centre
Registered Charity No. 1045236
Enfield Saheli

MISSION STATEMENT

Enfield Saheli is a non-sectarian organisation set up by


Asian women to provide services and activities to support
and empower Asian women in the London Borough of
Enfield, without distinction of ethnic, cultural, religious or
political differences. It aims to enable Asian women to
participate fully in the social, cultural and civic life of the
borough. We are a service-oriented charity seeking to
provide support in improving the health and well-being of
Asian women. Enfield Saheli offers information, training,
advocacy, cultural and social opportunities for its members
who are from the Asian communities.

CONTACT

Project Coordinator Tel 020 8373 6218


Mental Health Project Tel 020 8373 6220

Fax No 020 8373 6219

Email: info@enfield-saheli.org.uk
www.EnfieldSaheli.org

London Probation
CONTENTS

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Chairperson’s Report 4-5

Vice Chair’s Report 6

Treasurer’s Report 6-7

Project Coordinator’s Report 7-9

Mental Health Project Report 9-12

Audited Accounts 13-20

Acknowledgements 21

List of Trustees, Officers and Sessional Staff 22

Photographs 23

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CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT
Enfield Saheli has seen another year of the Company Limited by Guarantee
success and it has been a year of status. We believe it is imperative that
changes and challenges. This report we apply for this status since
aims to briefly highlight what has been recruitment of new trustees has been
achieved since our last Annual General difficult in the recent months.
Meeting (AGM).
Operational Risk: As we work with
Mental Health Project (MHP) those who have mental health problems
I am pleased to report that MHP has we have tried to ensure that we manage
been successfully delivering much our risks and keep them to the lowest
needed services to Asian women with level possible by taking up appropriate
mental health needs in London Borough insurance covers and by making sure
of Enfield. MHP report gives the details that all staffs have undergone CRB
of progress, particularly its partnership’s vetting.
work with Mental Health Teams.
Commitment of our staff members to Finance risk: We have financial
maintain high standard in service procedures in place. Our cheques are
delivery deserves a special mention and signed by two members of the trustee
acknowledgement. board.

Partnership work Environmental and external risk: We


Enfield Saheli (ES) has continued to are attempting to keep our risks to a
build on it’s past work with partners from minimum level in this area by ensuring
statutory and voluntary sector agencies. that our outreach mental health staffs
Once again this year in March, ES adhere to the home visiting guidance
participated in Community Fair, held in and policy. The outreach mental health
Community House, organized by Enfield staff have shown their adherence to the
Community Empowerment Network policy by signing and also by following
(ECEN) by having a stall publicising the processes outlined in the policy.
ES’s work, and an exhibition stand
displaying service users arts and craft’s Law and regulation compliance risk:
work. We now have link officers in We keep ourselves updated of new
Mental Health Teams with whom Enfield regulations by ensuring that we attend
Saheli’s staff maintain liaison in order to training events on changes in the law
plan and tailor services to meet the related to compliance to health and
needs of service users. safety, in particular. Training session on
Fire Evacuation Safety and another on
ES has participated in a research titled Health and Safety has been attended by
“An assessment of support services for our staff over the last few weeks. The
Asian women experiencing Mental staffs have also recently undergone
illness” by a student of Psychology and complete occupational health
Anthropology from Brunel University. assessment and we are in the process
We will soon receive the research report of implementating it’s recommendations.
and we hope the findings will be useful
for planning and delivery of services Management Committee (MC)
under MHP. As many of you may know at last AGM
two of the trustees left and Bharti Shetty
Risk Assessment/Management completed her three years term as
Governance, legal structure and Chairperson. I was elected to be the
management: The charity has Chairperson (in my absence). Beginning
assessed its risks under these areas of April Shanti Beeharry resigned, which
and is therefore taking steps to apply for meant only three trustees were left. We
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clearly had an urgent need to recruit has years of experience in voluntary
more trustees to join MC to make it sector development and has worked
functional. At this stage we were faced with commitment to progress the work of
with the challenge deciding the future of ES. She has successfully recruited new
ES. At this time three of us who were trustees and have worked on improving
left also were going through difficult policies and procedures and staff
times, having had bereavement of close training. No doubt Neera will build on
family members. However we supported past ES’s work bringing many positive
each other and carried on our work. changes. Thanks Neera and keep up
the good work.
Now we have five new experienced
trustees who have a wide range of skills The Mental Health Project Team and
between them and are committed to our Finance Assistant have continued to
progress the work of ES. work hard with sheer commitment to
deliver high standards in all their work.
The MC had a ‘Training Day’ in April They all deserve a special mention and
2007, which aimed to plan the future of Thanks.
Saheli. A report of the day has been
produced with recommendations and an On behalf of ES Management
Action Plan which will be useful for the Committee I would like to thank London
incoming MC. Borough of Enfield and Enfield Primary
Care Trust for their continuous support
I would like to take the opportunity to and we hope to carry on our partnership
say a big THANK YOU to Bharti Shetty with them in future. Thanks to all
for shouldering the tasks of Chairperson individuals and organisations that have
in my absence. A big THANK YOU to supported ES in many ways. Thanks
Jaya Ajodha for carrying on with her also to all our members and service
support. Bharti and Jaya have been long users for their support, positive
standing trustees and will be missed at feedback and co-operation in all we do.
ES as they leave their trustees position.
We hope they will return when other Lastly, I would like to thank all those
pressures of life are eased. On behalf of who elected me (in my absence) to be
all at ES I would like to thank Shanti the Chairperson of ES in my absence. In
Beeharry for her support to ES and wish this short time I hope I have been able
well to all outgoing trustees. to deliver my duties and would like to
mention that it has been a privilege to
Staff serve ES and it has been a delight to
Saira Razaq left at the end of April after work with all the staff. It has been a
about 10 months of good work. Once great pleasure to work with
again we were faced with recruitment to Management Committee and I wish all
fill the Coordinator’s post. Saira worked the best to incoming trustees and
hard in recruiting trustees, progressing Management Committee in their work
ES’s work and successfully bidding for with ES.
PCT grant. On behalf of all at ES I wish
her all the best for future. Saroj Parekh
Chairperson
Neera Lakhmana joined ES in mid May.
Neera is not only well qualified but also

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VICE CHAIR’S REPORT
For the past one year we had very few excellent team of staff in our office
trustees to support us with the project, without whose hard work the
so I had to wear two hats, that of a Vice organisation could not function
Chair and of an Acting Treasurer. efficiently.

Last year we reported on the success of The staff reports will show that the need
our two projects, the Mental Health and support for mental health clients
Project and the Development Project has continued. Our aim is to target the
(which completed in November 2006). unmet needs of the community and
There have been lots of changes in the develop services in accordance with the
organisation for this Financial Year. needs of our users. Awareness raising
talks are held on a regular basis at
We have an excellent new team of Enfield Saheli.
Trustees who have joined the committee
recently and they are also looking Enfield Saheli calls on all friends and
forward to supporting and carrying on well wishers to continue to support its
the work Saheli has been doing for the work.
past many years. Moreover we have an

ACTING TREASURER’S REPORT


The London Borough of Enfield and Enfield Primary Care Trust have continued to fund
Saheli and the Mental Health Project. We have received the following grants for Saheli
and the Mental Health Project:

Grants 2006/2007

Department of Social Services Corporate Grant


(London Borough of Enfield) £46,043.00

Enfield Primary Care Trust £42,626.00

London Probation Board £5,000.00

The accounts have been prepared for auditing by our Finance Assistant Bala
Sundralingam, who has worked very hard to get them ready in time for the Annual
Report.

The Management would also like to thank Hasu Shah, our Administration Officer, for
helping and preparing all the figures for the accounts.

The Management Committee needed to ensure that the work carried out by Enfield
Saheli would not be temporarily halted by the short term financial difficulties. For this
reason monies shown as “Restricted” in the accounts are earmarked for specific use.
We will continue to hold reserve funds to help the project for expenses such as maternity
cover, long-term sickness and for room bookings. Some money set aside has been used
to purchase office furniture and equipment and to update the I.T. system for the office.

We, the members of the Management Committee would like to thank: the London
Borough of Enfield and the Enfield Primary Care Trust, for their continued funding in
recognition of the vital work carried out by Enfield Saheli, Thanks to individuals,
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organisations and agencies who have worked with us; and members and users whose
interest and support is indispensable to the organisation’s work.

I would like to thank the management committee members for their commitment and the
support they have given me through the year. I have enjoyed working with all of them
and would like to thank them, particularly Saroj Parekh (the Chair) and Jaya Ajodha. I
am thankful to Saroj for giving her time generously as the Chair and she will be missed
by all at Saheli. Finally the members of staff: I would like to thank them all. The staff’s
hard work and unfailing courtesy has been impressive. Our Co-ordinator Ms Neera
Lakhmana, who is a temporary member of staff and will carry on until her post is
replaced by a full time permanent post. I would like to thank her for her hard work as
she has played a great part in looking for new trustees for the organisation.

Bharti Shetty
Vice Chair and
Acting Treasurer

PROJECT COORDINATOR’S REPORT

I joined Enfield Saheli in May 2007, role of trustees at Saheli. A big THANK
when the organisation was facing major YOU to all new trustees for joining
challenges and changes. Saheli needed Enfield Saheli. All the staff, including
new trustees to build up its board. Being myself, are looking forward to working
a registered charity, we are bound to the with them.
regulations of the Charities Commission,
which stipulates a required minimum Once we had the new trustees in post, I
number of trustees on the board. Hence, moved towards prioritising other pieces
without additional new trustees we could of work, such as putting forward a plan
not have carried on as an organisation. towards acquiring a Company Limited
It did not take me long to note that by Guarantee status, building networks
Enfield Saheli was providing much with organisations locally, developing
needed services to Asian women and so systems at Saheli and organising the
the need for it to continue it’s good work training of staff in various fields but
was the priority for staff and the primarily within Health and Safety. The
Management Committee. health and safety of staff and of our
service users is of the utmost
Therefore, recruiting trustees for Enfield importance to us as a charity. We have
Saheli was my first priority in those initial therefore put together a new Home
days. I started contacting volunteer Visiting policy for the Mental Health
bureaus, Voluntary and Community Outreach officers.
Organisations (VCS) and all my network
contacts to accomplish this task. It The last few weeks have also kept me
became clear to me gradually that this busy doing a review and supplying
was a role not many people wanted to monitoring reports with statistical
take on as it requires a strong information to our funders. I would like
commitment to the voluntary sector. to share both the qualitative and
However, I was successful in getting quantitative information with you here.
some well informed and experienced
women to come forward to take on the
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An analysis of feedback collected via Column Chart 2
our evaluation forms (which are given
out at the end of every monthly
workshops/talk) has revealed that our No of women who have attended our
service users generally find these Exercise/sewing and Arts & Crafts classes
workshops and talks informative, between Aug 2006 and Mar 2007

educational, helpful, fun and relaxing.


350
The service users have also mentioned
300
that they would like to see more talks on
250
healthy living, diet, welfare related
200
information for senior citizens and on Series1
substance/drug awareness. 150
100

Over a period of one year, starting from 50

April 2006 and finishing in March 2007, 0


Exercise/sewing Arts & Crafts
Enfield Saheli has provided 73 session
counselling sessions, it has conducted
45 outreach visits and has had 138
service users attending our monthly
workshops/talks with external speakers. Most of our service users are women in
the 25 to 54 age bracket. We get very
few women who are in their teens or in
Column Chart 1 their early twenties and hence we are
working towards re-designing some of
No of women who had accessed our services
our services in order to attract this age
between April 2006 and March 2007
group.

140
120
Pie chart 1
100 Percentage of our service users by
80 age categories
60
40
20 4% 3% 4%
12%
0 16 – 24
Counselling Outreach visits Monthly 25 – 34
sessions Workshops 29% 35 – 44
18% 45 – 54
55 – 64
65 – 74
Of the women who attend our drop-in 74+
every Friday, a large number attend our 30%
Arts and Crafts sessions (68%) whilst
the gentle exercise class attracts 32% of
the women. Enfield Saheli also provides
yoga classes which are very popular
and mostly all 12 places are booked in The last few months have been very
advance. Therefore we intend to start rewarding months in terms of service
another yoga class soon with a tutor user satisfaction. Our recent trip to
who can also speak in some of the Longleat Safari Park has been a major
Asian languages. attraction in increasing Saheli’s annual
membership. It has raised it by almost
60%!

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Finally, I wish to end with a big thank
you to the staff for working with so much
dedication and commitment. I would
also like to acknowledge and thank the
out going board of trustees for their
sheer commitment and for putting in so
many unpaid hours at Enfield Saheli.

Neera Lakhmana
Project Coordinator

MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT REPORT

It has been another successful year for Mental Health Unit, Chase Farm
the mental health project. There has Hospital.
been a marked increase in our
counselling, outreach and drop-in Over the year, we recognised the need
referrals, particularly from general to develop a database which holds
practitioners, Community Mental Health information centrally. Once a referral is
Teams, Chase Farm Hospital as well as received the information is entered into
other agencies within the London the database. Having created this main
Borough of Enfield (LBE). This is mainly database we are now able to have an
due to the networking and partnership accurate and current picture of our
approach we have concentrated on service users. Please find below an
since the half-time post was filled in outline of the developments that have
August 2006. We have found it taken in place in the delivery of our
extremely useful to have a multi-agency services.
approach which clearly benefits the
service users whilst ensuring that Developments in the different areas
appropriate services are provided at the of our services
right time.
Counselling Service
The mental health project is a vital and
crucial service in ensuring that client’s During the last year 73 counselling
needs are met and preventative sessions were held where women were
measures are taken. Enfield Saheli is helped through issues such as
thus filling a gap in service provision depressions, stress, low self-esteem,
which also supports the local statutory domestic violence, divorce/relationship
services’ aim - to provide health equality breakdown, forced marriage, rape,
within the remit of inclusiveness. Our suicide, self harm and isolation.
proposal to work in partnership with the
Adult Acute In-Patient Forum by The Asian women who have received
conducting regular ward visits, has been counselling have given us feedback on
welcomed and supported by Rosalind the difference the sessions have made
Glancy, who is a Lead Nurse at the to their lives. They felt their cultural
values, religion and family
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circumstances were fully understood client feels they need support to
and respected which resulted in creating effectively communicate their issues.
a safe and supportive environment. We also visit the acute wards at Chase
Farm Hospital where advocacy and
Counselling sessions are held on support is provided to ensure client’s
Wednesdays, generally between 5-7pm. needs are being met. At ward visits
Friday daytime sessions are also now clients are motivated and empowered so
being provided, as a result of requests that they are able to think positively and
from service users. The two counsellors work towards reducing their stay in the
are multi-lingual, speaking a variety of hospital. Clients are supported with a
Asian languages (Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, holistic approach on issues relating to
Punjabi and English) so that we can social services, education, employment
ensure we are breaking down linguistic and welfare benefits. Assistance with
and cultural barriers and making the these matters has minimised the risk of
service accessible to vulnerable groups. clients having lapsed episodes within
The process for a client to access their depression and has helped them to
counselling involves a referral to the feel less isolated. It has encouraged
service at which point an initial them to work towards being more active
assessment is carried out to assess the within their communities.
client’s needs. Six sessions are offered
with a review in place for further Drop- in
counselling sessions if required.
The service provides a therapeutic
Since December we have seen an environment where the clients suffering
increase in our counselling referrals, from mental ill health can socialise,
particularly from general practitioners as make new friends, relax and receive
well as other agencies within the advice, support and assistance within an
borough of Enfield. This is mainly due informal setting. The drop-in acts as a
to our networking and partnership preventative measure in dealing with
approach. isolation that can often lead to an
escalation of depression and other
Outreach / Home Visits and Hospital mental health problems.
Ward Visits
A weekly drop-in is held between the
Some Asian women are not able to hours of 10am to 3.30pm when the
leave their homes due to a disability or Mental Health Project Team members
they may be suffering from mental ill are available for any queries or
health which has resulted in them being problems that clients may have which
housebound. On average two to three are employment, housing, health or
clients are visited weekly. The project is educational issues related. This safe
actively providing urgent outreach space allows Asian women to build a
support, which has resulted in support network. The drop-in is
preventing our clients from being attended on average by fifteen women
hospitalised and/or isolated. each week. The support provided at
these regular meetings encourages
The Mental Health Officers also provide women to build their confidence/self
advocacy support to clients at esteem and to be able to live a more
assessment meetings with consultant active and involved life. The women’s
psychiatrists and community psychiatric ages range from 25 to 65+.
nurses. This joint working enables us to
receive advice from professionals and to They are from a diverse range of ethnic
share and communicate information in backgrounds including: Asian Arab,
order to provide the best care to the Bangladeshi, East African Asian, Indian,
client. Advocacy is provided at other Mauritian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan (see
health care appointments where the pie chart 2).
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following topics: benefits for over 60’s,
Pie Chart 2 how to be assertive, meditation, drug
awareness, building confidence/self
esteem, the importance of exercise, and
volunteering in Enfield.
Statistical breakdown of Service Users by
Ethnicity
Asian Arab Newsletters and Information leaflets
Bangladeshi
16% 6% 5% The service users are always kept
2% East African informed of any events taking place at
3% Asian
Indian Enfield Saheli through information
7%
Mauritian
disseminated in advance, by newsletter
and leaflets. These include details about
Other Asian future workshops, trips, classes and
61% Pakistani presentations.

Joint Working with Partners

A sewing class was run from last March The project has been actively involved
to July and proved to be very popular as in promoting multi-agency partnership
it helped women to learn new skills and work with various agencies and
to see an end result i.e. a dress or a bag organisations in order to provide an
that can be used in their everyday lives. efficient and effective service for the
Asian women in Enfield. The key
On the basis of suggestions from agencies, working groups and forums
service users, a gentle exercise class that we have links with in Enfield are:
was started in last August, which runs
from 10am to 11am. Arts and Crafts x Mental Health Unit at Chase Farm
classes are also provided in the weekly Hospital Site / CMHT’s1
drop-in from 11am -1 pm. The clients x Care programme approach
have made bags using string, fabric, meetings
paints, embroidery, sequins, etc. They x Police faith forum
have learnt how to crochet, do patch x Domestic violence forum
work, knit and flower making. The x Social Services
clients found such activities both
therapeutic and relaxing as it takes their We have focused on working more in
mind off their problems and encourages partnership by linking with local and
positive thinking. These classes have national organisations that share the
been a real success, resulting in the same aims and objectives as us, some
users becoming much more active include:
generally in their everyday lives and
more aware of their bodies and issues
x Enfield mental health users group
around health and wellbeing.
x Mind in Enfield
Monthly talks during the workshops x Confederation of Indian
raise awareness of different topics. Organisation (CIO)
Guest speakers from various agencies x Drug Action Team
and organisations are invited once a x Enfield Race Equality Council
month to make presentations on key x Enfield Voluntary Action
issues affecting the client group. We x Enfield Asian Carers’ Consortium
encourage clients to participate actively x Citizens Advice Bureau
by giving informal feedback after the
talk. The talks conducted during April
2006 to March 2007 were on the 1
Community Mental Health Teams
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Referrals around mental ill health within the Asian
community and the wider community.
We continue to receive referrals from We challenge the myths, the
the following: perceptions, misconceptions and stigma
attached to mental ill health within the
x General Practitioners, Asian communities, making a real
x Chase Farm Hospital, mental health difference to people’s lives, as well as
unit, Day hospital and CMHTs having a positive impact on the services
x Crisis Resolution home treatment in the community.
team The mental health project has been
x Self referrals successful in working innovatively and
creatively with partners and we hope to
The majority of the women accessing continue with this work.
the services are from Enfield. We have
now publicised the services to a wider
audience within Enfield. We have given
short talks and presentations to raise
further awareness of our services
amongst health and social care
agencies.

We are working alongside the statutory


agencies in line with their long term
strategic aims. We are providing a
crucial community service in the most
deprived areas of Enfield, such as
Edmonton and to some of the most hard
to reach groups, the ethnic minority
groups; therefore actively assisting the
health service in meeting their targets. Sabah Jafri
Mental health officer
FUTURE PLANS

The feedback from service users has


informed us that there is a need for
Group Therapy. They feel talking in a
group where they can hear and learn
from others who have similar
experiences or feelings would help them
to express themselves, build their
confidence and provide a support
network in their lives. The counsellors
agree that group therapy can be very
effective in clients changing learned
patterns of behaviour, learning new
coping strategies and gaining support
networks. This type of counselling is
also very cost effective and we are
Rubina Khan
currently considering proposals to take
this initiative forward. Mental health officer
Enfield Saheli is a flagship service in
relation to early intervention. We are
creating an awareness of the issues
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ENFIELD SAHELI
A Registered Charity

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEAR ENDED

31ST MARCH 2007

Registered Charity No.: 1045236

VALLANCE LODGE & CO.


REGISTERED AUDITOR
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
UNITS 082-086
555 WHITE HART LANE
LONDON N17 7RN
ENFIELD SAHELI

INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT


TO THE MEMBERS OF ENFIELD SAHELI

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2007

We have audited the financial statements of Enfield Saheli for the year ended
31st March 2007, which comprise the Statement of Financial Activities, the
Balance Sheet, and the related notes. These Financial Statements have been
prepared in accordance with the accounting policies set out therein.

This report is made solely to the Members of Enfield Saheli, as a body, in


accordance with the Constitution dated 15 May 2002. Our work has been
undertaken so that we might state to the associations’ members those matters
we are required to state to them in an auditors’ report and for no other purpose.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility
to anyone other than the association and its members as a body, for our audit
work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed.

Respective Responsibilities of Trustees and Auditors


The associations’ trustees are responsible for the preparation of the financial
statements in accordance with applicable law and United Kingdom Accounting
Standards (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice).

Our responsibility is to audit the financial statements in accordance with relevant


legal and regulatory requirements and International Standards of Auditing (UK
and Ireland).

We report to you our opinion as to whether the financial statements give a true
and fair view and are properly prepared in accordance with the Statement of
Recommended Practice, Accounting by Charities. We also report to you if, in our
opinion, the Trustee’s Report is not consistent with the financial statements, if the
association has not kept proper accounting records, if we have not received all
the information and explanations we require for our audit, or if information
specified by law regarding trustees’ remuneration and transactions with the
association are not disclosed.

We read the Trustees’ Report and consider the implications of our report if we
become aware of any apparent misstatements within it.

Basis of Audit Opinion


We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing
(UK and Ireland) issued by the Auditing Practices Board. An audit includes
examination, on a test basis, of evidence relevant to the amounts and
disclosures in the financial statements. It also includes an assessment of the
significant estimates and judgements made by the trustees’ in the preparation of
the financial statements and of whether the accounting policies are appropriate to
the association’s circumstances, consistently applied and adequately disclosed.
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ENFIELD SAHELI

INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT


TO THE MEMBERS OF ENFIELD SAHELI

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2007 (Continued)

Basis of Audit Opinion (Continued)

We planned and performed our audit so as to obtain all the information and
explanations which we considered necessary in order to provide us with
sufficient evidence to give reasonable assurance that the financial statements
are free from material misstatement, whether caused by fraud or other
irregularity or error. In forming our opinion we also evaluated the overall
adequacy of the presentation of information in the financial statements.

We have undertaken the audit in accordance with the requirements of APB


Ethical Standards, including APB Ethical Standard – Provisions Applicable for
Smaller Entities.

Opinion

In our opinion, the financial statements give a true and fair view, in
accordance with United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice, of
the state of the association’s affairs as at 31st March 2007 and of its net
incoming resources for the year then ended and have been properly prepared
in accordance with the provisions of the Statement of Recommended Practice
– Accounting by Charities.

Units 082 – 086 VALLANCE LODGE &


CO
555 White Hart Lane REGISTERED
AUDITOR
LONDON N17 7RN CHARTERED
ACCOUNTANTS

2007

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ENFIELD SAHELI

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES


FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2007

Notes Unrestricted Restricted Total


Funds Funds Funds 2006
£ £ £ £
INCOMING RESOURCES

Grants 3 - 93,669 93,669 120,506


Other Income - 627 627 844
Interest - 2,826 2,826 2,435

TOTAL INCOMING RESOURCES - 97,122 97,122 123,785

RESOURCES EXPENDED

Direct Charitable Expenditure 4 - 85,600 85,600 80,848

Management and Administration


of the Charity 5 - 11,453 11,453 10,773

TOTAL RESOURCES EXPENDED - 97,053 97,053 91,621

Net Incoming Resources - 69 69 32,164


Provision Sundry Creditors
Written Back 7,462 - 7,462 -
Balances Brought Forward 948 95,193 96,141 63,977

Balances Carried Forward 8,410 95,262 103,672 96,141

The attached notes form part of these financial statements

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ENFIELD SAHELI

BALANCE SHEET
AS AT 31ST MARCH 2007

2006
Notes £ £ £ £

CURRENT ASSETS

Debtors 1,568 1,366


Short Term Deposits 116,757 111,301
Cash at Bank and in Hand 4,137 8,813

122,462 121,480
CURRENT LIABILITIES

Creditors: Falling due within one year 6 18,790 25,339

NET CURRENT ASSETS 103,672 96,141

TOTAL NET ASSETS 103,672 96,141

FUNDS
Unrestricted Funds 8,410 948

Restricted Funds 95,262 95,193

103,672 96,141

Approved by the trustees on 19th July 2007 and signed on their behalf.

Bharti Shetty. Acting Treasurer

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ENFIELD SAHELI

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2007

1. ACCOUNTING POLICIES

1.1 Basis of Preparation of Financial Statements

The financial statements are prepared under the historical cost


convention and in accordance with the Statement of
Recommended Practice, Accounting by Charities.

1.2 Income

Donations and sundry income are accounted for as received by


the Charity. All other income is accounted for on an accruals
basis. No permanent endowments have been received in the
period.

1.3 Expenses

Expenses are accounted for on an accruals basis.

Direct Charitable expenditure includes all expenditures incurred


in pursuance of the charity’s objectives. The charity considers all
these expenses to be in respect of the Provision of counselling,
education, advice and information to Asian Women.

1.4 Tangible Fixed Assets for use by the Charity and Depreciation

Expenditure on Tangible Fixed Assets for use by the Charity are


written off in the year of acquisition.

1.5 Taxation

No provision has been made for taxation as the charity’s


charitable status renders it exempt from UK direct taxation.
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NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2007

1.6 Management and Administration Expenditure

Expenditure on management and administration of the Charity includes


all expenditure not directly related to the charitable activity or fund-raising
ventures. This includes depreciation, office running costs and audit fees.

2. STATUS OF THE CHARITY

Enfield Saheli is an unincorporated Charity under the Companies Act 1985 and
registered with the Charity Commissioners

3. GRANTS RECEIVED

Grants have been received to fund the various activities as follows:-

Unrestricted Restricted
Grants Funds Funds Total 2006
£ £ £ £

London Borough of Enfield - 46,043 46,043 45,140


Enfield Primary Care Trust - 42,626 42,626 41,586
London Probation Board - 5,000 5,000 -
Big Lottery Fund - - - 33,780
- 93,669 93,669 120,506

4. DIRECT CHARITABLE EXPENDITURE

Unrestricted Restricted
Funds Funds Total 2006
£ £ £ £

Publicity - 284 284 -


Counselling - 2,120 2,120 2,645
Postage, Stationery and Photocopying - 2,137 2,137 1,524
Insurance - 1,508 1,508 1,442
Staff Training - - - 360
Telephone - 495 495 472
Salaries and National Insurances - 73,564 73,564 69,925
Staff Recruitment - 4,096 4,096 3,439
Travel Expenses - 467 467 126
Sundry Facilities for Clients - 929 929 915
- 85,600 85,600 80,848

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NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2007

5. MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Unrestricted Restricte
Funds d Funds Total 2006
£ £ £ £

AGM Costs - 421 421 481


Office Services - 10,181 10,181 8,075
Audit Fees - 623 623 623
Equipment - 228 228 1,594
- 11,453 11,453 10,773

6. CREDITORS
£ £
Salaries 17,903 16,775
Rent 202 6,712
Accruals 685 1,852

18,790 25,339

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Our thanks to the following for their continued financial


support:

THE LONDON BOROUGH OF ENFIELD

Our contact: Nicki Nicolaou.


_______________________________________________
ENFIELD PRIMARY CARE TRUST

Our contact: Jacqui Dyer


_______________________________________________

Enfield Saheli’s gentle exercise


class in action!

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MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

CHAIRPERSON MRS SAROJ PAREKH

VICE CHAIRPERSON MRS BHARTI SHETTY

ACTING TREASURER MRS BHARTI SHETTY

TRUSTEE MRS JAYA AJODHA

TRUSTEE DR JANE JESSUP

TRUSTEE DR VEENA SINGH

TRUSTEE MRS USHA PATEL

TRUSTEE MRS R.T LETCIMEI DESAI

TRUSTEE MRS NIKITA CHAWLA

STAFF MEMBERS

PROJECT COORDINATOR MS NEERA LAKHMANA

MENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS MRS SABAH JAFRI


MRS RUBINA KHAN
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER MRS HASU SHAH

FINANCE ASSISTANT MRS BALA SUNDRALINGAM

AUDITORS VALLANCE, LODGE & CO

SESSIONAL STAFF
YOGA TUTOR MS BARBARA JOSEPH

EXERCISE TUTOR MS EILEEN ALGAR

COUNSELLORS MS ILA BELL AND


MRS MARYAM MOBIN

ARTS AND CRAFTS TUTOR MRS NOOR JAHAN


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Pictures of the last Annual General Meeting

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ENFIELD SAHELI WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR
TIME AND SUPPORT TOWARDS THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE
PROJECT

INDIVIDUALS

Oliver Tracey Julie Thakrar


Rosalind Glancey Nicki Nicolaou
Richard Perry Paula Jeffrey
Sam Ankarah Sam Bell
Zoya Joseph Seeva Vellupillai
Amurjit Panjwani Sumita Choudhry
Beryl Little Tracey Coe
Chandra Bhatia Eileen Fursland
David Spells Jane Jo
Deanna Rogers Judy Smith
Hyacinth Marshall Jennifer Hamadi
Lorraine Chilton Christine Donaldson
Jacqui Dyer Arti Lal
Judy Flight Lorinda Saleh
Corrine Thompson

ORGANISATIONS

Age Concern Enfield Parents Centre


Asian Health Agency Enfield Voluntary Action
Asian Women’s Health Network Enfield Women’s Centre
Barnes & Partners Enfield Racial Equality Council
Benefits Agency Geeta Patel & Co
Community Aid GGCCE
Confederation of Indian Organisations Home Start
Connexions Mind In Enfield
MKC Trust – Roko Cancer Campaign D.I.A.P
Citizen’s Advice Bureau Nawp @ Haringey
Pragati Asian Women’s Association Race Hate
Domestic Violence Forum Southgate College
Edmonton Police Station Staff of Community House
Enfield Asian Carer’s Consortium Tamil Relief Centre
Enfield College Two ‘E’
Enfield Disablement Association Vallance Lodge & Co
Enfield Social Services Women’s Safety Forum
Enfield Turkish Cypriot Association

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