SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY C.I.C
(Community Interest Company, Reg No. 11123977)
aims to SUPPORT, EMPOWER & BRING FAMILIES TOGETHER
What is a Community Interest Company (CIC)?
A CIC is a specific type of limited company that trades commercially as a social enterprise and has clear social objectives, whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners. By using business solutions to achieve public good, it is believed that CICs have a distinct and valuable role to play in helping create a strong, sustainable and socially inclusive economy.
CICs have statutory clauses that cannot be removed.
- An asset lock is a legal clause that prevents the assets of a company being used for private gain rather than the stated purposes of the organisation. The asset lock clause ensures the assets are used for the benefit of the community and there are other clauses to ensure members retail control.
- Other statutory clauses set it apart from other companies and prevent de-mutualisation and windfall profits being paid to directors and members without the balances and checks of mutuality and charitable status.
Special Needs Community C.I.C, although not a charity has charitable purposes. As a social enterprise, we are free to find creative solutions to the issues we would like change and work hard for the community we serve. As part of the wider community, we depend on community support and encouragement. If you would like to get involved and volunteer your time, expertise or support us financially, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Meet the team
WE ARE A STRONG AND EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP TEAM PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY
Olivia King-Boateng, Director of Business Development
A parent of a child with Down syndrome and Autism, Olivia is a trained Parent Ambassador, Engagement Consultant and the current Steering Group Secretary of the Harrow Parent Forum (HPF). Olivia is a founding member of HPF and passionate about information, support and also runs her own publishing business.
Hasina Hatim, Director of Support Services
A parent of two young adults with severe disabilities. Hasina works at a special needs school and experienced at supporting children and young people with disabilities. She is passionate about the provision of support from childhood and adulthood, She is the current Steering Group Treasurer of HPF.
Carol Smith, Director
A parent of a young man with a learning disability, Carol is also one of the original founding members of the HPF. Carol is an experienced member of the team and passionate about support for families in the community.