Carewatch does what it can to raise awareness of important issues facing our communities, such as:
Find out about our Social Responsibility
As a large national home care provider, we take our social responsibility seriously. We are mindful of our carbon footprint, what we can to take care of the environment, and ensuring our full supply chain is ethical.
Carewatch is committed to ensuring equal pay for men and women who carry out the same job. Please see our gender pay report.Modern Slavery Statement (PDF)Gender Pay Report (PDF)
Carewatch and the Environment
We carefully select our suppliers to ensure that they conform to all regulations relating to the environment to reduce our carbon footprint.
We recognise that protecting the environment is fundamental to our operational ethics.
Through best practice we strive to educate our staff with a commitment to review and improve our impact on the environment.
Raising Awareness and National Campaigns
Dementia Friends and Champions
Carewatch fully supports the Alzheimer’s Society initiative to encourage individuals to become trained in dementia awareness, and then to share and encourage others to do the same.
Carewatch actively promotes this initiative; every new care worker becomes a Dementia Friend during their induction training, and we are encouraging existing staff in all local Carewatch teams across the UK to do the same. If you are in Scotland, you can become a dementia friend through Alzheimer Scotland.
Ending Loneliness and Isolation
There are 800,000 people in the UK who feel lonely all, or most of the time. Campaign to End Loneliness works with a wide range of organisations to help make changes that help people reduce loneliness.
As a home care provider, part of our personalised care planning is to encourage our customers to take part in local activities, hobbies and socialising. We often find that our Care and Support Workers might be the only social contact that some customers have each day.
National Member of the Dementia Action Alliance
The Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) is a movement with the aim to bring about a society-wide response to dementia to enable people to live well with dementia, reducing the risks of crisis intervention.
Carewatch has signed the National Dementia Declaration, pledging to help by being the ‘eyes and ears’ in the community, ensuring that we inform and help those who need it.
In the UK there are 6.5 million people who are caring unpaid for an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend. Many of whom are not receiving any support.
Carers Week is an annual, national campaign from 9th to 15th June, to raise awareness of the many family and informal carers who are caring for a loved one, often alone and unsupported, sometimes young carers. The aim of the campaign is to improve the lives of carers and the people they care for. Every year, Carewatch pledges to reach out to local carers in the community, ensuring they gain access to the support that’s available to them, including respite care services. Many of our local teams offer an open day, providing refreshments and information from local organisations, and some offer free training to carers during Carers Week.
Charity Fund Raising
Our chosen charities are listed below, however many of our staff support locally chosen charities and causes related to those we support.
Royal Voluntary Service
For over 80 years, Royal Voluntary Service, a national charity built on local volunteering, has been giving support to people who need it in our hospitals and communities.
Carewatch supports by holding several fund raising events through the year.
The Silver Line
The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Carewatch holds various fund raising activities through the year to help the Silver Line.
Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Mornings
Our home care teams across the UK all take part in this annual event to raise funds for Macmillian Cancer Support
We usually raise money by inviting our customers and people in the community to join us in homemade cakes, a cuppa and raffles.
The Care Workers Charity
The Care Workers Charity is dedicated to helping current, former and retired care workers. Help is offered in the form of hardship grants, and online information and advice. Carewatch dedicates many internal campaigns throughout the year to raise funds.
Get In Touch Today
If you would like a chat, or more information about our home care for the elderly, you can contact your local Carewatch team by using our branch finder, to discuss your requirements at a time that suits you.Find A Branch