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Carer Friendly Business Awards

We have launched Birmingham first Carer Friendly Business Awards

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A BIG Thank You

To mark Carers Week 2019 we launched Birmingham first Carer Friendly Business Awards, which gave Carers the opportunity to say THANK YOU for an outstanding service that made an impact and difference to them in their caring role or for employers who demonstrated an understanding of the needs of a Carer.

We are back bigger and better for 2020 and we want you to get involved!

The Carer Friendly Business awards are for businesses and organisations across Birmingham which have contributed to supporting carers in their community and/or workplace.

Have you been positively impacted by a business and would like to nominate them? Maybe a local corner shop or café always goes out of their way to welcome you? Or maybe your employer understands that you are caring for someone and allows you to work flexibly? Maybe your GP practice supports you as a Carer and you want to acknowledge them? Maybe you want to nominate your own workplace or business as you can demostrate how you are supporting Carers

We want to celebrate organisations and individuals who are carer friendly and regularly go above and beyond in their support for carers.

This year, 2020, we are also looking for nominations for the ‘UNSUNG HERO’ award dedicated to those businesses, organisations and or individuals who during the Covid-19 has stepped up and beyond to continue to support Carers throughout this period.
Nominations can be made by individuals or businesses but will only be accepted from Birmingham residents, business service providers, employers, and staff in the city.

Carer Friendly

A business has brightened your day, by making a small change this business has improved the lives of Carers – maybe they offer a discount, maybe they ensure the layout of the business gives you the space to take a wheelchair around? Maybe you are a parent carer and you feel welcomed to take your children to the local café without judgment? Nominate Business For Carer Friendly Award

Carer Aware

Is your workplace Carer Friendly? Do they ensure you are supported whilst balancing work and caring? Have you attended an event or activity and been impressed by the work they are doing to better understand and support Carers? Nominate Business For Carer Aware Award

Making a Difference

Has a local business or organisation made a real difference to your life? Do you feel supported and valued in your role as a Carer? Does your local GP practice ensure you have access to resources locally – maybe they run a Carers Group or host regular awareness sessions? Has your experience at a local hospital exceeded your expectations to allow you to continue in your caring role? Nominate Business For Making A Difference Award

Nominate A Business

Nominations for the Awards run from the start of Carers Week Monday 8th June 2020 and will run until Friday 25th September 2020, with the winners announced on 26th November 2020 at a Breakfast Award Ceremony.

All awards will be judged by an independent panel of carers and professionals. The decisions of the judging panel are final. Upon notification, consent will be requested from shortlisted nominees to use any information provided in support of the nomination in award announcements and other associated promotional activity, including sharing with third parties, e.g. the press, sponsors, and partners

Nominate a Business

Carers Card

Forward Carers launched a Carers Card at the end of last year as part of our mission to create Carer Friendly Brum. We want to raise the profile of Carers so that they are recognised and valued in the community. This photo ID card is a visible sign that you are a Carer and includes emergency contact information reassuring you that in the event of an accident, the person you care for will receive the help they need. The card is available to Carers who are registered with Birmingham Carers Hub, if you are not registered, just sign up here or call 0333 006 9711.

Get Your Carers Card

Discounts and Benefits

Through PerkJam we are providing free exclusive access to hundreds of perks, discounts, and freebies from big-name brands and local businesses. PerkJam allows carers in Birmingham to have access to hundreds of perks, discounts, and freebies from big-name brands. It can be used in a variety of ways and can benefit everyone. We believe offers and perks like this can really help alleviate the some of the pressures placed on carers. Please note some of these discounts are only available ONLINE. For ‘High Street’ based offers please ensure you select the ‘LOCAL’ category.

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