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We are thrilled to launch our latest corporate partnership with TENA, a global market leader for incontinence products with 60 years of experience. Carers UK are supporting TENA and their #NoLoveLikeIt campaign to help drive greater awareness and shine a light on the many faces of family caregivers in the UK. The purpose of the campaign is to show the daily reality of looking after a loved one, in hope that the awareness will help families prepare for caring by getting the support they need far earlier. TENA will also be sharing their expertise with unpaid carers via Carers UK's Share and Learn programme and will be exhibiting at the Carers UK Members' Conference in 2024. To read more about the #NoLoveLikeIt campaign click here.
Virgin Media O2
One of the focuses of Virgin Media O2’s new sustainability strategy is connected communities, which dovetails with Carers UK’s strategic pillars, providing an opportunity to build upon existing partnership work and impact with Carers UK, while developing new strategic interventions to meet our shared goals. These include giving support by digitally empowering and connecting carers with their communities and each other and encouraging recognition by raising awareness of caring and reaching excluded communities. Together, we are committed to our partnership goal of connecting 1 million carers with support in their communities, to improve their lives and make caring easier.
“Carers UK’s five year partnership with Virgin Media O2 is exciting and transformative, enabling us to connect with many more unpaid carers and critically raise awareness of the issue. We know now more than ever millions of people are looking after someone and through this partnership we aim to reach them sooner and ensure they have the digital tools and support to make caring easier. As Carers UK also continue to progress our five-year strategy, this partnership really underpins our ambitious plans to make life better for carers.”
Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK
We are thrilled to renew our corporate partnership with Regina Blitz for a third year. The partnership helps to raise awareness of caring across the UK and enables carers to recognise their caring role, so that they can access relevant support. Regina Blitz will continue to support Carers UK’s Care for a Cuppa online sessions in 2023/4. They will also be involved in our roadshow and Members’ Conference events.
As well as supporting Care for a Cuppa, Regina Blitz will be offering unpaid carers the chance to win a number of free prizes during the roadshow and conference events. The giveaway will help winners to take some well-earned time for themselves away from their caring responsibilities. With a wide range of prizes to choose from, including afternoon teas, spa breaks, weekend getaways, subscriptions to Audible and more, there will be something to suit every winner.
Bank of England
Carers UK is delighted to have been chosen by Bank of England employees as one of their charities of the year alongside Demelza Hospice Care for Children and WWF. The partnership runs from 2021 to 2023.
Carers UK was nominated by our Carers Network and is one of these three charities chosen by our staff, through a Bank-wide vote. During our partnership we will fundraise for all of our charities and raise awareness of their important work, which in the case of Carers UK will help to raise awareness of carers rights and highlight the support the charity can offer.”
Joanna Place, Deputy Governor, Chief Operating Officer of the Bank of England
Smart Energy GB
Carers UK and not-for-profit campaign Smart Energy GB are excited to be working together to raise awareness of smart meters amongst unpaid carers in Britain. The partnership aims to support unpaid carers by educating them on the use of smart meter technology which could save some carers time and energy that they may normally spend taking meter readings every month, or on the phone to their energy supplier about unexpected bills.
In Great Britain there are millions of carers who each and every day give their time and energy to support older, disabled and seriously ill relatives and friends. We are delighted to join forces with Carers UK to highlight how a simple upgrade to smart meters could save them money and reduce their day to day life admin.”
Phillippa Brown, Deputy Director of Specialist Audiences at Smart Energy GB