Mosaic Clubhouse clinches national governance award

Mosaic Clubhouse, (Living Well Partnership hosts) has clinched a national award in the Charity Governance Awards, an exciting new not-for-profit initiative created to celebrate outstanding governance in charities both small and large.

Mosaic won the £5,000 Managing Turnaround category in the awards, sponsored by The Clothworkers Company (the categories focused on impact, board diversity, turnarounds and harnessing risk).

Maresa Ness, Chief Executive said judges were highly complimentary and highlighted commissioners and partners’ support, which had grown the Living Well Partnership.

“We are grateful to commissioners for forcing us to review everything we do,” she said. “We stuck to our values, we changed our systems and processes; it was a fundamental challenge that could have defeated us. We emerged more determined, more focused, more committed to the clubhouse model so that we didn’t lose the incredibly powerful changes in people’s lives that we have been privileged to lead and support. ”

The award she said reflected the hard work and support of Clubhouse trustees.

Peter Cardell, Chair of trustees described the transition as “a particularly difficult period in our history. We all pulled together and stuck to our values and despite the challenge emerged stronger and more determined than ever. ”

Maresa appeared on London Live TV after Mosaic had been shortlisted for the award. She spoke about the challenges the clubhouse had faced in the transition – see link below

Making it a hatrick

Mosaic is not shy of awards – last year Maresa won the prestigious COLLABORATION (INTEGRATION) AWARD in the Third Sector Care Awards, organised by CMM (Care Management Matters) and presented by Esther Rantzen.

This followed Mosaic’s international Clubhouse community being awarded the world’s largest humanitarian award, the Conrad N. Hilton prize worth 1.5 million dollars, presented to organisations that are doing extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering.

Karen Hooper

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