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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Exploring how better relationships are key to better care

Researchers in the Open University School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care have received a grant from the Hallmark Foundation, a charity that invests in the future of care, to work together to further explore the concept of ‘relational care’ and how it can successfully be delivered in UK adult care settings with a focus on older adults.

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