The Inspire Community Trust (ICT) is yet another of those quasi-quangos
registered as charities to which Bexley council has sub-contracted so many of its services.
One must wonder why Moneybags Tuckley has to be paid as much money as he is when
so few of the councils responsibilities are left for him to manage. Olly
Cromwell, famed for being banned from the council chamber for filming there, has
extracted information from the Charities Commission which shows that the ICT spends
nearly 70% of its donations on staff wages. Not what most people expect of a
charity, but then you are not supposed to know that; the ICT and Bexley council try to keep
it under wraps. The ICT website doesnt say a word about its charity status.
One of the things the ICT does is issue (via the Post Office) Freedom passes for disabled people. Carole (who I escort most days on the school run) got hers from ICT and was referred back there because her four year old son was judged to be her carer when it was him who called for assistance when his mothers disability caused an emergency on the way to school. One part of ICT said they couldnt help the son in his role of carer and referred Carole to another part of ICT which couldnt give assistance because the son was not disabled. So ICT achieved absolutely nothing; which is not a lot for the near £200,000 it costs Bexleys taxpayers every month.
Olly Cromwells website has more details on who runs The Inspire Community Trust and he is attempting to find out who exactly does benefit from it. The employee on eighty grand a year is one; who are the others?