Would you like the opportunity to say THANK YOU for any outstanding service that has made an impact and difference to someone in their caring role or for employers who demonstrate an understanding of the needs of a carer.
Forward Carers has launched the Carer Friendly Business Awards Birmingham, to encourage more companies to support their staff who have caring responsibilities outside of work. These caring responsibilities would be to someone living with an illness, disability, mental health condition or as they grow older.
If you have received support and understanding from your employer or you know a local business that goes above and beyond to ensure you have a positive experience then help us celebrate them by nominating them for an award.
The Awards has three categories:
- The Working for Carers Award – In order for an organisation to be eligible it must be signed up to the Working for Carers scheme. A panel of independent judges will determine the winner.
- The Community Business Award – Members of the public can nominate any business in Birmingham which has provided them with a positive experience relating to their role as a carer. All businesses signed up to the Working for Carers scheme are automatically entered and the winner is chosen by the public by voting.
- The Carer Friendly Champion Award – Anyone can nominate a manager, team, colleague or individual within their workplace, who have gone above and beyond to support staff or a staff member in a caring role. The business/office must be in Birmingham. A panel of independent judges will determine the winner.
How to nominate someone for an Award
Complete the attached nomination form giving details of the nominee and why you feel them merit the Award. Once completed, send the form to FREEPOST RTZL-USLG-YTCE, Birmingham Carers Hub/Forward Carers, Touchbase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6NA or email the nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Nomination Form’ in the subject field.
Nominations can also be made online, click here.
All nominations either by post, email or via the Forward Carers website must be received by 5 pm on Monday, August 5, 2019
The winners will be announced on Thursday 5 September 2019 with an Awards breakfast on Tuesday 17 September 2019.
Are you a business and want to get involved?
The awards are for businesses across Birmingham which have contributed to supporting carers in their community and/or workplace.
1 in 7 employees is caring for a loved one outside of work. Can you afford to lose them?
Supporting carers in your workforce aren’t just good for your staff. Supporting the carers in your workforce makes business sense.
The number of carers in our community is rising. Prepare your company for the needs of a changing workforce today. Contact Forwards Carers to find out how you can join the growing list of accredited Working for Carers employers. For information please visit our website or email Birmingham@workingforcarers.co.uk