Jehu Group is thrilled to announce an extension to their Charity partnership with Carers Trust Wales into 2022. The partnership initially covered two years however, this has been extended for another year in light of the strength of the relationship and the significant impact the Coronavirus pandemic has had on carers across Wales.
COVID19 has increased pressure on unpaid carers and the support services that they rely on. Carers have reported a growing range of challenges to Carers Trust Wales including:
- Struggling to access essential food and medicines.
- Reductions to support packages including domiciliary care and respite.
- The logistics of caring for people who need to be shielded, particularly when living apart.
- Access to PPE and other key resources to enable them to care safely.
- Added physical, financial and emotional pressures.
Since the start of our partnership Jehu staff have raised an amazing £25k helping us to continue to raise the voice of carers across Wales. Staff have raised funds through a range of different activities from jumping out of planes, to making breakfast rolls, baking cakes, participating in Joe Wicks workouts and loads of other challenges! Simon Jehu recently walked a marathon around Cardiff in October raising over £1,000 and much needed awareness!
Each year Jehu Group run their annual property triathlon which is supported by husband and wife, Olympic athletes Marc and Helen Jenkins. The triathlon sees over 250 Welsh property professionals from across the country get involved.
Despite the current circumstances making fundraising increasingly difficult, the team at Jehu are dedicated to finding new and creative ways to raise much needed funds for unpaid carers across Wales.
The company is committed to supporting employees who have a caring role and together we have run workshops to help better identify and support carers in their workplace. This approach has helped to make sure that employees with caring responsibilities have been well supported during the pandemic.
Simon Jehu, Group CEO Development said: “The Covid Pandemic has been brutal for charities and Carers Trust Wales has had to deliver more support for far less cash. They do an incredible job supporting people who really deserve recognition and help to deal with the challenges of being unpaid carers whilst trying to live their lives.
Carers Trust Wales are passionate about the carers they support and it shines through in everything they do. Anything that highlights the dedication and commitment of the ‘secret army’ of 370,00 carers in Wales has got to be a good thing.”
Simon Hatch, Director of Wales at Carers Trust Wales commented: “We are enormously grateful to Jehu Group for all their support over the past 18 months.
Through our partnership we have been able to raise awareness about the many pressures facing Wales’ 370,000 unpaid carers.
We are thrilled that our partnership has been extended and we look forward to working with the brilliant team at Jehu across the next year.”
With the support of funders like Jehu Group, Carers Trust Wales has been able to support unpaid carers and carers services throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic by producing resources, influencing decision makers and working with health, social care and education professionals to ensure there is better understanding and identification of and support for unpaid carers of all ages.
For more information on Carers Trust Wales and their programmes go to – https://carers.org/around-the-uk-our-work-in-wales/our-work-in-wales