- Published: Wednesday, 02 October 2019
NRS Healthcare have pledged to raise £10,000 over the next year for national UK charity Carers Trust, as part of a new partnership.
Starting on 1st October 2019, NRS Healthcare service centres based across the UK, will play a pivotal role in hosting fundraising events for Carers Trust and its UK-wide network of quality-assured carer charities over the next year, to help raise a grand total of £10,000.
The goals and missions of NRS Healthcare closely match those of Carers Trust in the way that both organisations aim to provide support for unpaid carers across the UK by helping to relieve some of the pressures they can face in their caring role. Partnering with Carers Trust is a natural step for NRS Healthcare, as a large proportion of the people NRS support are family members providing some degree of unpaid care to the users of their equipment and services.How will the fundraising work?
As a company that believes in “Putting People First” NRS Healthcare already has many staff members spread across their UK service centres who are passionate about fundraising and that is something the company are keen to encourage and celebrate.
That’s why, whenever one of the company’s UK service centres hosts a Carers Trust fundraising event, the business will match the total raised. NRS will also put the person leading the fundraiser in touch with Carers Trust’s local Network Partner, so that they can use the funds to work together and improve local services for unpaid carers.Speaking about the partnership, Svetlana Kirov, Director of Fundraising and Communications at Carers Trust said:
“Carers Trust is delighted to be working with NRS Healthcare to support unpaid carers throughout the UK. An ageing population and increasing pressure on health and social care budgets are causing a crisis in social care funding, putting real pressure on carers who are already struggling to balance work and life commitments with their caring roles. So we are really grateful to companies like NRS Healthcare whose support means we are able to continue our work to identify and support UK carers.”Reaching out to unpaid carers
NRS Healthcare is fully aware of the much needed support unpaid carers need – especially when they first start their caring journey.
For this reason, the business has created a First-Time Family Carer Guide as an ideal first port-of-call for anyone who is taking on a new, unpaid caring responsibility, which features lots of important information, such as what to expect in your new role and advice on how to care for your loved ones with dignity.
The guide also includes valuable resources, like which charities and organisations offer different types of support, an explanation of what the Care Act 2014 means for carers and individuals or communities you can connect with online to share your experiences.
NRS Healthcare is thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with Carers Trust and hopes the First-Time Family Carer Guide helps to reflect the shared interests and intentions of both organisations.
For further information about Carers Trust and the work they do please visit Carers Trust website