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Get Involved

There’s lots of ways to get involved and help us achieve our mission to create Carer Friendly Communities. 

By volunteering, fundraising, donating or supporting us, you help us to improve Carer wellbeing, bring Carers and families together to reduce isolation and train Carers to get connected online.

Donate

As a not-for-profit, we rely on funding to achieve our mission to create Carer Friendly Communities, places where Carers can thrive. Your gifts will support our Carer Friendly Online Community, including bringing isolated Carers together for our Chill & Chat sessions, ‘Get Online’ training, and online socials.

How you can help

Volunteer

We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities suitable for all ages, interests, and skillsets. Get it touch with our friendly team to find out how your skills and passion could make a real difference to the Carers in your community.

Events

We run a range of activities, events and training for Carers, non-Carers and professionals, including Dementia and Autism Carer training sessions, wellbeing sessions for Carers and networking sessions for employers.

Fundraise

The sky’s the limit when it comes to raising funds to support unpaid Carers. Whether you want to join our Juggle in June annual fundraiser, arrange a bake sale, take part in your own activity or set up an In Memoriam page, we’re here to support you. Email carerfriendly@forwardcarers.org.uk or click below.

For Corporates

We love working with corporates who care – get in touch to start the conversation about how together we can make life better for unpaid Carers, raise awareness of your organisation, meet your CSR goals, and celebrate our joint impact.

Other Ways to Support Us

Register with easyfundraising.org.uk:

By registering with easyfundraising you could raise funds for Forward Carers every time you shop – and the best thing is, it won’t cost you a penny! Every time you shop at one of the hundreds of online retailers that are registered with easyfundraising, we’ll get a donation, it’s as easy as that.

Visit www. easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/forwardcarers/ and register, it only takes two minutes. Don’t forget to ‘add the donation reminder to your browser’ so that every time you visit an eligible website, you’ll get a notice telling you much they will donate.

Join the Carer Friendly Community

As a Carer, purchasing a Carer Friendly ID and Discount card will give you access to the community of Carer Friendly Businesses, Service Providers and retailers who understand and value Carers. You will also have access to exclusive deals and discounts for Carer Friendly Card holders. And, because 100% of our profits are used to help create Carer Friendly Communities, your purchase directly helps other Carers.

If you’re an organisation, there are a range of ways to support us and the Carers in your community, including our Carer Friendly Employer Commitment Mark certification and Carer Friendly Workplace Champion training.

Making an Impact

As a not-for-profit Community Interest Company we put people before profits – we reinvest 100% of any surplus into our social purpose to create Carer Friendly Communities -and we’re dedicated to making a measurable difference to the lives of the Carers we support.

19768

Registered Carers

7

out of 10

of Carers showed improved wellbeing

2217

Carer Friendly Cards issued

98

organisations working to create Carer Friendly Communities

22

partners supported to deliver Carer services

£

11.67

is saved, for every £1 invested in us