Latest corporate partnerships: companies supporting charities in December 2020

CareTech Foundation, Hallmark Care Homes Foundation and The Open University

CareTech Charitable Foundation and Hallmark Care Homes Foundation have joined forces with The Open University to help fund the Carers Scholarships Fund. This initiative supports unpaid carers by providing access to free Open University education and careers support.

The Open University Fund will provide the equivalent of 50 undergraduate and postgraduate full fee-waiver scholarships a year to unpaid carers.The first group of 50 scholarship recipients began studying with The Open University in October 2020, with at least 15 of these places ‘ring-fenced’ for young carers aged 18-25. Young adult carers (aged 18-25) have lower GCSE attainment and are twice as likely as their peers to not be in employment, education or training for six months or more.

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What’s it like for older adults to live in a care home?

Hallmark Foundation is delighted to fund a pioneering UK-wide research project on the experiences of living in residential care, from the perspectives of older people, their families and carers. The project is led by a research team from City, University of London and Ulster University with My Home Life England.

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