Growing Well, our Mental Health charity, operates from a six acre site at Low Sizergh Farm near Kendal.
We operate 5 days a week (Mon-Fri), 50 weeks of the year and support up to 20 people each day. We are currently commissioned by Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver a service for people with a Personality Disorder diagnosis.
Growing Well is an Industrial and Provident Society (IPS) for the Benefit of the Community (registration number 29680R). As such, we are a corporate entity, with limited liabilities for our members, regulated by the Financial Services Authority. The rules of our society strictly determine how we must operate, ensuring our assets are held for the good of the community in perpetuity. Our objects are charitable and we are recognised as a tax exempt charity by the Inland Revenue (number XR76204). The IPS legal structure was chosen deliberately by our founding directors so that membership and control of Growing Well could be offered to local community members (particularly our volunteers).
Growing Well is overseen by a voluntary Board of 12 Directors that meets monthly. Our Board guides the development of the organisation, ensuring that our work continues to meet our mission and aims. Membership of the Board is elected annually in May at our AGM and team members are actively encouraged and supported to join the Board.