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Championing Social Care gains independence

Having started life in 2018 as the Care Sector Fundraising Ball, Championing Social Care has now become an independent entity.

Championing Social Care seeks to promote and unite the care sector with various programmes and shine a positive light on the 1.6 million-strong social care workforce. An application has been submitted to the Charity Commission for its registration as an independent charity.

In 2023, Championing Social Care raised almost £450,000 to support charities working in care through the Care Sector Fundraising Ball and the Care Sector Christmas Lunch. To date, it has raised over £1.2m. It also organises the hugely successful Care Home Open Week and Care Sector’s Got Talent. It has been incubated by the CareTech Foundation since its launch.

The first step in registering the new charity has been to set up a Company Limited By Guarantee. This will be followed by registration with the Charity Commission and the appointment of Trustees.

Avnish Goyal CBE, chair of Championing Social Care, said: “This is a really exciting move which shows how far we have come since Championing Social Care was formed. It has grown into a hugely successful project that aims to tell positive stories about the sector through its various initiatives.

“We feel that the time is right to register Championing Social Care as a charity in its own right. Our aim is to expand its work and grow its impact even further. We’d like to thank the CareTech Foundation for hosting the initiative up to now, and to thank all of our Patrons for their enthusiastic support.”

Jonathan Freeman MBE, chief executive of the CareTech Foundation, commented: “The Trustees of the CareTech Foundation are really enthusiastic about the new structure and the opportunities this development offers for the expansion of Championing Social Care as a stand-alone charity. There’s no doubt 2024 will be an important year for social care and championing the sector will be more important than ever.”

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LaingBuisson Social Care Summit

etc.venues, St. Paul's, London
Tuesday 11th June 2024

Care & Occupational Therapy Show 2024

Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Wednesday 17th July 2024

Care Show Birmingham

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
9th October - 10th October 2024

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Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom
15th October 2024

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The King’s Fund, No.11 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN
Thursday 31st October 2024

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Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
12th November 2024

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