Chairpersons Report from the latest Annual Report
Well it been another great year and the 31-March-2020 marks 6 months of PCM operating successfully under the care of Sev, John, Catherine and Wendy.
A few things have changed as the team have each contributed in their own personal style and eased into their new roles, but the core values and caring heart for the men in our care remains as strong as ever.
Jill has continued as a trustee and Geoff meets regularly with Sev for supervision sessions, support and encouragement. Both Geoff and Jill are also pretty busy as full-time great-grandparents, caring for their great-granddaughter.
The team continues to “walk alongside” the men and we’ve welcomed several new volunteers into the PCM team. They provide additional support to both the men and the ministry and it’s great to see and hear positive feedback of their involvement. PCM couldn’t function to the same level without volunteers and we’re very thankful for them.
I reported last year that PCM had become a Professional Counselling Service Provider and I’m pleased to report its been a successful new service we’re able to provide in-house and it’s been well received by the men, as they work through the challenges of re-integration.
Sev has been working on some new possibilities with Corrections and we’re hopeful of being able to extend the services PCM is able to provide in the future but it’s a long process.
This year has continued to see more disruption, with a few more of the houses we rent being sold. Thankfully we’ve been able to quickly find new houses, but we’ve had to also do a lot of shifting of men and furniture, on top of the normal activities.
It’s with some sadness that one of our long serving trustees Pam Neilson has given notice of her intent to resign at the 2020 AGM. Pam has served as both a trustee and volunteer and has helped Jill and the team over the years in many practical ways. Pam’s involvement and contributions will be missed. Pam, thank you so much for all you’ve done for PCM and the men – we’ll miss you.
Finally, I’d like to thank our donors and supporters who have journeyed with us for many years and look forward to PCM continuing to do what we do best.
The Prison Care Ministries Annual Reports for each year we have been operating can be downloaded from the links below. The audited accounts are available on the Charities Commission website