The CareTech Foundation, the chairtable arm of care provider, CareTech plc, has published its annual report highlighting a range of donations made over its four years of operation.
The report outlines the importance of the Foundation’s work and the impact it has had on people’s lives, as well communities in the UK and internationally.
Among the highlights are:
- A record number of 1,550,000 people directly supported in 2020/21, plus an additional 16.8 million people being reached by a social media mental health campaign in Pakistan
- Seven major new strategic funding partnerships, bringing the total to 14 strategic partnerships
- Helping 65 charities to deliver programmes this year through its smaller grants.
- Since 2017, the Foundation has provided almost £2.5million in grants, with some £700,000 in just the past year.
Committed to supporting the care sector, the Foundation, which receives 2.5 per cent of CareTech’s profits each year, was part of the launching of a new cross-sector initiative – Championing Social Care. Hosted by the Foundation, Championing Social Care is playing a major role in celebrating every aspect of social care and those who represent it for years to come. The growth in reach and impact of the #sparkleforsocialcare social media campaign during COVID-19 and the first-ever Care Home Open Week were important achievements for the initiative.
CareTech Foundation CEO, Jonathan Freeman MBE, said: “The Foundation has come a long way in four years and reached important milestones. We have met the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic head-on and moved to new heights by supporting an increasing number of organisations.
“We have also impacted an increasing number of people’s lives in the UK and overseas. I am excited by the future, by all its challenges and the milestones we will continue to reach as the Foundation continues to go from strength to strength.”