The Care UK wellbeing foundation was created to give something back to the community. We have already awarded more than £250,000 in three key areas.
1. Supporting the charitable efforts of Care UK employees
Every year, hundreds of Care UK colleagues raise thousands of pounds for their favourite charities. To support their efforts our Working With The Community match funding scheme has made additional donations of up to £1,000 to more than 100 different national and local good causes.
2. Partnerships that promote wellbeing
We are currently working with the Rob George Foundation – a charity which provides support for young people diagnosed with life-threatening conditions. Our three year partnership provides financial support and encourages Care UK colleagues to volunteer to help support this local good cause.
In 2014 we partnered with music therapy charity Nordoff Robins to support its work transforming the lives of vulnerable people. Our grant funded more than 1,500 music therapy sessions which have been shown to have particular benefits for older people living with dementia or those with a mental health condition.
Research is vital to help identify where resources should be focused to benefit the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable people in society. So in 2014 we also partnered with one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras, Manchester Camerata, to discover how group music therapy techniques can help care home residents to develop their communication and interaction through musical improvisation and expression.
3. Funding local grass roots charities
The foundation has recently made grants to many local grass roots charities in communities across the country, helping them to continue their fantastic work in using the arts to promote health and wellbeing. Visit the news page to find out more about the local good causes we’ve been able to support.