Frequently asked questions

Volunteers

Where were you founded


Bishopbriggs High School




When did you first begin


1982




What do Cue & Review do?


We are producing audio versions of the printed word for blind and partially sighted people.

Cue and Review - Print Speaking to the Blind provide daily internet radio via the British Wireless Fund for the Blind's Sonata Internet Radio Service. Uploads of individual articles taken from The Herald, Evening Times, The National and Radio Times Scotland daily, Inside Soap magazine is uploaded once a week by individual soap.

Why is this important?

1) There are over 1.7 million registered blind people in the UK. However, many others who have some sight still have difficulty reading, especially the small print that much information is presented. There were 428 blind and partially sighted people registered in East Dunbartonshire in 2010 and 34,492 registered in Scotland. The RNIB advises that there are a great many more people who are not registered and put the number closer to 188,000 people in Scotland and 1.7 million in the United Kingdom.

2) Provision of work experience through Employment Service programmes since 1985 and also through the School Work Experience programme. Over 1000 long-term unemployed, able-bodied and disabled people have benefited from this.




How do I get involved at Cue & Review?


There are several ways to get involved. If you want to read for us, currently volunteers are recording from home. We also need people to help promote and fundraise for us to continue the good work. Find out more at https://www.cueandreview.com/be-a-volunteer




How important are volunteers (readers, directors, other activities) to the organisation?


Volunteers are so important to Cue and Review Recording Services. Not only through the benefits that they bring to the organisation, recording, promoting and fundraising but also the benefits to the volunteer and the community. Find out more in our volunteer handbook.




How do you see the future or the organisation as we move forward through COVID?


Volunteers will continue recording from home until we are all vacinated and it is safe to return. We will continue to encourage our team to promote our recordings through our Access to Audio programme.

We are looking to invest in creating a one way system throughout our building especially our studios, We will continue to provide hand sanitiser stations throughout the common areas of the building. We will continue to maintain our MS Teams and Zoom meeting sessions, while also setting up a telephone system that staff and volunteers can use duiring working hours from their homes.





Trustees

Where were you founded


Bishopbriggs High School




When did you first begin


1982




How many directors do you have


7 - Chair Amy Ogungbemi, Vice Chair Kevin 𝗠𝗰𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗽𝘀, Managing Director Alastair McPhee PgC in Management, Operations Director Morag Mackay, Ronnie Whiteside, Konrad Stroak and Mark Hutton




What made you want to join?


Amy – I was involved with Cue and Review Recoding Service as work experience when I was still at school. I volunteered with them after this for a couple of years whilst still at school. I moved away from the area and was unable to volunteer. I followed what Cue and Review were doing from a distance and when I moved closer to the area, I was able to get involved again.




What do directors do at Cue & Review?


Our Board meets six times a year, and each session equates to two hours preparation and a two-hour meeting. Meetings are conducted virtually using MS Teams to ensure representation from across Scotland, with some discussion out with meetings taking place in a private Facebook group, excel, and word reports are emailed out.




How important are volunteers (readers, directors, other activities) to the organisation?


Volunteers are so important to Cue and Review Recording Services. Not only through the benefits that they bring to the organisation, recording, promoting and fundraising but also the benefits to the volunteer and the community. Read more about volunteering at https://www.cueandreview.com/volunteerhandbook




How do you see the future or the organisation as we move forward through COVID? Is there legal responsibilities before joining us a trustee?


1. Ensure your charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit

2. Comply with your charity's governing document and the law

3. Act in your charity's best interests

4. Manage your charity's resources responsibly

5. Act with reasonable care and skill

6. Ensure your charity is accountable.

https://knowhow.ncvo.org.uk/governance/board-responsibilities/legal-duties-of-trustees





Scottish Charity Regulator OSCR Charity Number

Patron Paul Coia, Honorary President Gordon Stevenson MCIPR, Chair Amy Ogungbemi, Vice Chair Kevin 𝗠𝗰𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗽𝘀, Managing Director Alastair McPhee PgC in Management, Operations Director Morag Mackay, Ronnie Whiteside, Konrad Stroak and Mark Hutton.

Cue & Review Recording Service Limited is a company limited by guarantee without share capital.

Scottish Charity No: SC018016  Company No: 129748. 

Registered Office: 18 Crowhill Road, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow G64 1QY.

Cue and Review Recording Service’s subsidiary Deanwood Ltd is the sole owner of the Bishopbriggs Media Centre profits are covenanted back to the charity

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