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Mission

 

Mission Statement as per the charity commission web site;

TO PROMOTE THE OBJECTS OF THE RIDING FOR THE DISABLED ASSOCIATION INCORPORATING CARRIAGE DRIVING A CHARITY REGISTERED UNDER CHARITY NUMBER 244108 ("THE ASSOCIATION") BY PROVIDING DISABLED PEOPLE WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO RIDE AND/OR CARRIAGE DRIVE TO BENEFIT THEIR HEALTH AND WELL BEING IN THE DORSET AREA.

The East Holton Driving Centre is staffed entirely by volunteers, both disabled and non disabled people.

Our ethos is to accept people as they are;

* To enable and empower people with or without disability.
* We give people a larger say in their own destiny.
* We promote and are trained in Disability Equality and Diversity.
* All staff is CRB checked and are familiar with the EHDC child and Vulnerable Adult Protection policy.
* We have up to eight first aid trained staff, who attend our sessions. All our qualified RDA whips are first aid trained.

Health and Safety and Insurance

* We have full insurance provided by the RDA membership. This also covers employers' insurance, because we take year 10 and 11 school students on work experience, also students from Kingston Mauward, the local agricultural college.
* Risk assessments at EHDC are done prior to every session.
* People with disability attend, along with their carer, and initially work in unison with a mentor a fully trained member of the EHDC staff.
* Stables are run to a routine that is beneficial to horses and staff alike. Disabled people particularly respond well to routine.
* All our fire regulations are met and kept up to date and are regularly check by The Bourne Fire Prevention Company and the check certificates are displayed. We also have a no smoking policy at the stables.
* Using these methods we have satisfied all the requirements on Health and Safety checks thus far.

Funding

In 2008 we lost the financial support of the Household Cavalry Association Dorset when they changed their chosen charity to the Household Cavalry Combat Soldiers Injuries Fund, a charity we couldn’t oppose. Our income for the year was £9800 and our expenditure totalled £9600 but still a small profit.

Income

* Income from drives.
* Generous donations.
* Fund raising.

Expenditure

* Forage
* Farrier
* Vet (wormer and medication when needed)
* Maintenance of Harness, Carriages, Fencing, Buildings and yard.
* Membership and Insurance

Definition

We are a Horse and Carriage driving group for disabled people and we do not do any riding.

 

 

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Revised: 1/12/2009