Felixstowe Old Peoples Welfare Association (F.O.P.W.A.) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Foundation Model) reg. no. 1,160,222 and can trace its origins as far back as the early 1950's. To read our Constitution click here (24 pages).
In 1974 a building in the town centre was purchased by Felixstowe Town Council, converted into the original Senior Citizens Centre and management responsibiity given to F.O.P.W.A. under the terms of a Licence and Managment Agreement with the Council This arrangement worked well, through the upheaval when the original building was demolished and the site redeveloped into the modern building as we see it now.
December 2019 - Trustees decide to "refresh" our public image firstly by using the initials FOPWA in a modern font style as the day-to-day working name of the Charity while keeping Felixstowe Old Peoples Welfare Association for official purposes and Charity Commission registration. Secondly, after consulation with users, decided to use "Broadway House" in place of the previous "Senior Citizens Centre" name, or any of the other unofficial names such as "the Drop-in Centre" or "Old Peoples Centre" (Broadway House has always been the postal address of the building)
The sea-front day centre, re-named by us as "the Hut" was subsequently acquired under the terms of a Lease with Suffolk Coastal District Council (now East Suffolk Council)
F.O.P.W.A. changed its status from a simple unincorported organisation, into a charity registered with the Charity Commission (no. 1032586) and then more recently into a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Foundation Model) no. 1,160,222.
As a C.I.O. we have just 9 Trustees who meet regularly to conduct all matters relating to the charity, whose Objectives can be summarised as being "for the relief of the elderly, being those aged 60 or over, in Felixstowe and the surrounding district......"
Details of F.O.P.W.A. can be found on the Charity Commission website, including financial information. A copy of our latest Annual Trustee report can be seen by clicking HERE and the accounts for the period ended 31st December 2019 can be seen by clicking HERE
The Association issues three Newsletters each year. To read Newsletter no. 42 dated November 2019 click HERE
(Website last updated 7th February 2020)