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CareTech Foundation Shortlisted For Its Achievements

by Lisa Carr

The CareTech Foundation has been shortlisted for the Corporate Foundation of the Year in the Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2022.

As the first corporate foundation in the social care sector, this is high praise for the Foundation that is now in its fifth year of championing the social care sector.

The Foundation is delivering positive impact through four defined grant streams that focus on:

·       Physical and learning disabilities and mental health

·       Skills development for the care sector

·       Supporting our communities.

Since it was established, the Foundation has supported over 1.55M people directly through its grants, entering into 14 strategic partnerships with commitments of £1.8M. The partnership with British Asian Trust supported 16.8M people in Pakistan with their mental health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic through social media engagement; the partnership with Barnardo’s developed the first ever digital pathway planning resource for care leavers; and, its partnership with The Prince’s Trust is helping 10,000 young people gain employment in health and social care.

Through its Community, Match-Fund and Staff Hardship grants, the Foundation has awarded over £330,000 to help staff, friends, families, service users and local communities. This ranges from supporting local youth sports teams to buy new kits, repairing mobility scooters for a staff member’s parent, matching fundraising efforts of staff for their chosen charities and paying essential bills due to illness or isolation.

An important element of the Foundation’s work is in collaboration with care sector professionals, specifically the staff of CareTech plc. Since being founded, the Foundation has created opportunities for staff to be involved in mentoring and hosting 45 young people from EY Foundation’s employability programmes; provided high-level engagement for mental health providers to meet care staff on the ground in Pakistan; and, provided opportunities to be involved in Birkbeck University’s world-first ToddlerLab to support research of neurodevelopmental disorders in babies and toddlers.

CareTech Foundation CEO, Jonathan Freeman MBE, said: “To be shortlisted for such a prestigious award is outstanding recognition for the work of the Foundation. I am very much looking forward to attending the awards ceremony where I hope the culmination of the Foundation’s five years of hard work and commitment to social impact is recognised even further with an award win.” 

The Third Sector Business Charity Award finals will take place on the 19th of May at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square.

The Foundation receives an annual donation of 2.5% pre-tax profit from CareTech PLC, the founding corporation and leading social care provider for adults and children’s services in the UK. With this donation the CareTech Foundation delivers meaningful impact to communities in the UK and overseas by supporting and championing the social care sector, care workers and and those living in care.

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