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Annual Review 2007/08

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Waverley Care Annual Review 2007/08

Our Vision

Waverley Care’s vision is that everyone affected by HIV, AIDS and Hepatitis C in Scotland should receive the highest standards of care and support to lead independent and fulfilling lives. Our Mission Our mission is to make a significant and meaningful difference to the lives of people affected by HIV, AIDS and Hepatitis C. We do this through the provision of high quality supportive services, and by campaigning for excellence in blood borne virus treatment and care, and for an end to stigma and discrimination surrounding these conditions.

About Waverley Care Waverley Care is Scotland’s leading charity providing care and support to people living with HIV, AIDS and Hepatitis C and to their families, carers and children. Established in 1989 the support offered by the charity has helped thousands of people cope with the practical and emotional challenges that an HIV diagnosis brings with it. Over the years our services have expanded to help people affected by Hepatitis C and have most recently focused on providing specialist support to groups already discriminated against by society such as Africans, gay men and drug users; individuals who, once diagnosed with HIV, face double discrimination.

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Introduction One of the advantages of producing an annual review is that it helps to focus on just how much happens during the course of a year. New services, reaffirming African links, completing the review of our future strategy, increased numbers of volunteers, and some famous faces helping with our fundraising, certainly made it a busy year for Waverley Care. More details of our work over the past year are summarised in the following pages. The coming year will continue to see challenges as council funding is squeezed, services are stretched and rates of HIV infection remain high. Waverley Care will continue to work with all our partners to ensure that our HIV services offer quality information, care and support. We would like to thank all of Waverley Care’s Trustees, staff, volunteers and supporters for their hard work and dedication to making a real difference to the lives of people living with HIV in Scotland.

Gill Stewart Chair

David Johnson Director

Our Services Below is a summary of the services we offer: Short-Term Residential Intensive Support Support Services for all, including specialist services for

• Africans • Children and Young People • Gay Men • People Affected by Drug Misuse • Women

Community Support and Outreach Services including

• Advice and Information Service • Arts Project • Befriending / Buddying • Café • Care at Home • Spiritual and Pastoral Care • Complementary Therapies • Counselling • Crusaid Hardship Fund Administration • Health Promotion

Prevention and Awareness Raising Waverley Care offers its services in partnership with The City of Edinburgh Council, The Councils of Mid, East and West Lothian, Crusaid, The European Social Fund, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Lothian and The Scottish Government.

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2007/08 Highlights and Achievements

New Services We were delighted to receive BBC Children in Need funding this year for a new post within our children and families service. The new work is with young people in Scotland who are themselves living with HIV. The positive response from paediatricians has been overwhelming. In response to the rising level of HIV infection amongst gay men and the lack of support services available to them, we extended our gay men’s work, including peer support. Through sharing experiences and discussing issues such as disclosure there have been real benefits for the men who have used the service to build self confidence and optimism. We have already seen service users going back to work, improving personal relationships with friends and family and living healthier lifestyles. Finally in terms of new services, we extended the reach of our African work to cover NHS Lanarkshire. This fitted perfectly with part of our future strategy which is to extend the reach of our services to support more people across Scotland.

African Links We strongly reaffirmed our links with Africa this year. Martha Baillie, our Senior Manager - Community Projects, visited Zambia in August to help a women’s project there to develop capacity. Her trip also allowed her to learn new techniques for working with people from African communities living in Scotland. Her visit was filmed as part of the BBC’s Songs of Praise programme. In June we were visited by 3 staff from Malawi’s largest voluntary sector HIV agency MANASO. The trip was organised by Interact Worldwide. The quality of our African work was recognised in March when we won the Best Practice in Empowering African Communities award at the bi-annual African HIV Policy Network awards. At an evening dominated by individual awards we were the only organisation to receive recognition. Immigration is a key issue within our work with Africans and HIV and Human Rights was the subject of a seminar we organised in Glasgow in October. It sparked such interest that it became the topic of a BBC Radio Scotland documentary.

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Crusaid Hardship Fund for Scotland This year saw us take over the administration of the Crusaid Hardship Fund for Scotland and, with Crusaid and colleagues from HIV Scotland, we published the first ever report on ‘HIV and Poverty in Scotland’. Launched by Sarah Boyack MSP in the Scottish Parliament, the report graphically illustrates the realities of living with HIV for many people – the stigma and discrimination surrounding the illness, the loss of opportunities and the very real financial poverty experienced by some people.

Fundraising The fundraising team had an exciting year of events and activities. In the eleventh year of our award winning come and sing events. Rupert Forbes, Bob Chilcott and Stephen Doughty all kindly conducted concerts and workshops with a wide range of music. Thanks to them and to our wonderfully loyal band of singers. The summer saw our usual success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with our bucket shakers out in force and benefit events taking place including the Pleasance Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit, Off the Kerb Comedy Gala and Loud and Proud concert. Following our longstanding relationship with the Pleasance, we said thank you by presenting the Tartan Ribbon Award to Christopher Richardson and Anthony Alderson at the Arts and Business Scotland Awards. Our major event of the year was our World AIDS Day Ball on 1st December which raised £34,000. We’re particularly grateful to our main sponsors Joseph Bonnar Jewellers, Harvey Nichols and Plaisir du Chocolat. We are always delighted by the ongoing support of our patrons and this year have additionally enjoyed support from a number of other well-known individuals including Ian Rankin, Frank Skinner, and Alan Carr. Thank you to all our supporters.

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Financial Summary Waverley Care (a company limited by guarantee)

Summarised Consolidated Financial Statements For the year ended 31 March 2008

Income and Expenditure Account 2008 ÂŁ

2007 ÂŁ







Fixed Assets



Net Current Assets









Income Expenditure Surplus on Activities for the Year

Balance Sheet

Pension Liability Total Assets Less Liabilities

Financed by Unrestricted Funds


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Restricted Funds



Capital Reserve





2007/08 Income Voluntary Income Investment Income

ÂŁ 234,473 30,590

Income from Charitable Activities


Total Income


2007/08 Expenditure Charitable Expenditure Costs of Generating Funds

ÂŁ 1,623,328 104,628

Governance Costs


Total Expenditure


A full copy of the accounts is available from

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Thank you Our thanks go to everyone who has helped us during the past year. • 21st Century Kilts

• Edinburgh Music Theatre

• Academy of Burlesque and Cabaret

• Edinburgh Presbytery of the

• African HIV Policy Network

Church of Scotland

• Alexander Harley Seeds

• The Edinburgh Playhouse

• Anderson Strathearn

• Edinburgh Royal Choral Union

• Angus Council

• Eleanor Barton Trust

• Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

• Ernst and Young

• Balerno Community High School


• BBC Children in Need


• Beeslack Community High School

• Filmhouse

• Boehringer Ingelheim

• Firrhill High School

• The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company


• Boroughmuir High School

• The Gannochy Trust

• Boudiche

• George Heriot’s School

• The Brookhouse Charitable Trust

• George Watson’s College

• CC Bloom’s

• Gilead

• Cadenza

• Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust

• Café Habana

• Harvey Nichols

• Celeste Beauty Spa

• Hatch Mansfield

• Cherry Lifestyle Management

• Hawick High School

• Church of Scotland HIV Project

• HBOS Foundation

• Church of the Sacred Heart

• Heart of Midlothian Swimming Club

• The Clara E Burgess Charity

• The Henry Smith Charity

• Community Food and Health (Scotland)

• Highland Explorer Tours

• Community of the Transfiguration

• Home House Edinburgh

• Cornerstone Bookshop

• The Hope Trust

• Cruden Foundation Limited

• Humanity in Motion


• The Inchcape Foundation

• Drummond Miller LLP

• Jedburgh Grammar School

• Dusit Thai Restaurant

• Jenners Princes Street Edinburgh

• Edinburgh Concert Band

• John Watson’s Trust

• Edinburgh Diocese of the Scottish

• Joseph Bonnar Jewellers

Episcopal Church • Edinburgh Festival Theatre

• Kelso High School • LankellyChase Foundation

• Leith Academy

• Regent Bar

• Leith School of Art

• The Robertson Trust

• Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland

• Robin Rowles Photography

• Lornshill Academy

• Rotary Club of Edinburgh Breakfast

• Loud and Proud

• Royal Bank of Scotland

• Lush

• The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company


• The Russell Trust

• Macintyres of Edinburgh

• The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

• The Mainhouse Charitable Trust

• The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust

• The Majestic Line

• Sirius Event Services

• The Martin Connell Charitable Trust

• Smythson

• Metropolitan Community Church

• The Sportsman’s Charity

• Microsoft

• St Andrew’s and St George’s Church


• St Augustine’s High School

• Murray International Holdings

• St Columba’s by the Castle

• Narcissus

• St James Parish Church

• National Galleries of Scotland

• St John the Evangelist

• National Library of Scotland

• St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral

• National Theatre of Scotland

• St Paul’s and St George’s 10% Fund

• National Trust for Scotland

• St Peter’s Episcopal Church

• New Town Bar

• Standard Life plc

• No 18 Sauna

• Stobo Castle

• North Leith Parish Church

• Student Stop Aids Society

• Off The Kerb Productions

• Tartan Silk PR

• Old Course Hotel and Spa

• Telford College

• OneSpa

• Tesco

• Paths for All

• Tibotec

• Planet Out

• Tigerlily

• Pleasance Festival Theatre

• The Treatment Place

• Ponton House Trust

• Usher Hall

• Portobello High School

• VMH LLP Solicitors

• Prestonfield

• Whitburn Academy

• Radio Clyde Cash for Kids

• William Grant and Sons Ltd

And a big thank you to our many individual donors.

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Directors Ms Shulah Allan

Ms Pauline Scott

Ms Karen Cairney (Appointed 25 September 2007)

The Right Reverend Brian Smith

Dr Karin Froebel

Ms Gillian Stewart CB (Chair)

Mr Andrew Marshall-Roberts

Mr David Taylor MBE

Ms Hosanna Msengezi (Resigned 8 October 2007)

Mr Brian West Dr Helen Zealley OBE

Patrons Anthony Alderson

Alexander McCall Smith

Christopher Bell

Sheena McDonald

Kate Copstick

Shirley Manson

Sir Tom Farmer CBE KCSG

Christopher Richardson

Waverley Care Old Coates House 32 Manor Place Edinburgh EH3 7EB Tel: 0131 226 2206 Fax: 0131 226 2209

Registered Charity No. SC036500 Company Limited by Guarantee No. 253043

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