Social responsibility

Social responsibility

Carewatch, charity fund raising, and socially responsible practices

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 Modern Slavery Statment (PDF)

Carewatch is committed to ensuring equal pay for men and women who carry out the same job. Please see our gender pay report below: 

Carewatch Gender Pay Report 2018

 

Raising Awareness and National Campaigns

Carewatch does what it can to raise awareness of important issues facing our communities, such as:

 Dementia Friends

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

 Endloneliness

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.

 Dementia Action Alliance

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.

You can read our full pledge here.

Carers Week

Carers Week

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.

Macmillan

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.

 Alzheimers Memory Walk

Alzheimer's Memory Walks

Every year, accross the UK our teams take part in Memory Walks to raise funds for Alzheimer's Society.

 

The Care Professionals Benevolent Fund

The Care Professionals Benevolent Fund (CPBF)

www.cpbenevolentfund.org.uk

The CPBF is the registered charity for the care sector, they support current, former, and retired care professionals by providing assistance to relieve financial hardship, or sickness. They provide advice, guidance, and financial assistance to those who need it. Carewatch raise money for the CPBF every year through annual conferences.

Cancer Research UK

Race for Life, Cancer Research UK

www.raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org

Many of our nationwide staff do the Race for Life every year, including our staff at Head Office.

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.

Carewatch and the Environment

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