We’ve been shortlisted!

Carers Trust Solihull are proud and honoured to announce that we have been shortlisted for the prestigious, Solihull Chamber’s Award for Excellence in the Third Sector.

Brandon Scott-Omenka, the CEO of Carers Trust Solihull, was in attendance at the Awards Event and shared his pride of us being nominated.

“I am very proud that Carers Trust Solihull has been shortlisted for this award. In 1998 a handful of Solihull’s concerned citizens first met to look at what could be done to support those that give up so much to care for their family members or neighbours. Today, the Charity has 4500 active carers on its books, providing information advice, events and activities, assessments and access to hardship support and training.”

The awards have been held every year since 2017, replacing the previous Annual Employee Awards, and this year will only be the 3rd time since the introduction of the Third Sector award. Nominees for Solihull Chamber’s Award for Excellence in the Third Sector are:

  • Carers Trust Solihull
  • Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid
  • Sport 4 Life UK
  • St Basils.

We are honoured to be shortlisted among such fantastic people who do truly amazing work for their communities. However, we are most proud of the dedication of all of our staff and volunteers, continuously putting our charity’s mission first and doing all they can to help the 4500+ registered unpaid carers of Solihull.

“I see this recognition by Solihull Chambers of Commerce as a vote of confidence for our volunteers, hardworking staff, and devoted Trustees of the Charity. But it would be impossible without the support of the Solihull Council, National Carers Trust and our many supporters in the business community.”

The Awards will be taking place on Friday 20th October at Hilton Birmingham Metropole, and we will all be working just as hard now, before and after. We will be continuing to do all we can to find other unpaid carers who haven’t yet identified themselves to us, or don’t even realise they are unpaid carers. 

“The publicity this will help to create will hopefully help us to reach more people in need and thereby champion the role and vital combination of unpaid carers of all ages in the borough.”

 

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Raising awareness with BBC Radio WM

Our own Pauline Manby shared with Merisha Stevenson of BBC Radio WM, the work we do to help support and raise awareness for unpaid carers. Watch the segment here.

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