We have been awarded the national Excellence for Carers Award by the Carers Trust, for the support the charity gives to family unpaid carers in the county.
The award follows a rigorous assessment of the support services we provide, including the quality of our leadership, staff, internal processes and engagement with key local partners and stakeholders.
We provide essential health and wellbeing support, advice and information for unpaid family carers. Rohati Chapman, Executive Director of Programmes and Impact at the Carers Trust said: “I would like to extend our congratulations to Carers in Bedfordshire on being given our Excellence For Carers award.
“The award demonstrates the commitment and passion of everyone at the charity to provide consistently high quality services to unpaid carers. It also recognises all the hard work put in by staff and volunteers, from the CEO, senior team and Board, right through to frontline advisers to achieve this award.”
Excellence for Carers is the Carers Trust’s organisational standard for best practice in delivering services, information and advice to unpaid carers. It is awarded to carer charities which are able to demonstrate both an existing excellence of service to carers and a culture that fosters continuous improvement and striving for excellence.
Welcoming the award, our Chief Executive Officer, Chris Stelling, said: “We’re so proud to be recognised with the prestigious national award. We are continually striving for excellence in all that we do to support carers in Bedfordshire by evaluating and refining our services.
“We’ve worked so hard to reach more carers, having now registered more than 10,000 carers in Bedfordshire. We constantly adapt how we work so we can give our most intensive support to those who need it most. We are also fortunate to have such a dedicated and compassionate team of staff and volunteers, who improve the quality of life for carers and ensure everything we do, has the carer at the very heart of it.”
An unpaid carer is anyone who cares for a relative or friend, who due to illness, a disability, additional needs, a mental health condition, or an addiction, cannot cope without their support, or needs extra help as they grow older. Even if you receive benefits you are still classed as an unpaid carer.
If you think you are a carer sign up to support with Carers in Bedfordshire at our Register with Us page.w