Trustees Report

Championing Social Care

For the year ended 30 September 2022

Care Sector Fundraising Ball

The third annual Care Sector Fundraising Ball returned with a bang on Saturday, 24th September 2022, raising an incredible £400,000 for the Care Workers’ Charity and Alzheimer’s Society – more than double the proceeds from the last Ball in 2019. The event brought to life the spirit of the social care sector, with fantastic entertainment from KSpark and Old Men Grooving followed by Magic FM DJ, Neev Spencer. Guests also experienced a beautiful Indian banquet while BBC London’s Asad Ahmad led the night as the Ball’s host and auctioneer Charlie Ross persuaded so many guests to bid and pledge their support.

Care Home Open Week

Care Home Open Week 2022 saw over 2,500 care services registering to participate. 80% of care homes ‘agreed’ or ‘strongly agreed’ that Care Home Open Week helped to promote their facilities, activities and services, with 68% of care homes ‘strongly agreeing’ Care Home Open Week encouraged greater community engagement and volunteering. Engagement from MPs was unprecedented with over 105 MP’s visiting homes with high profile visitors including; Wes Streeting (Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care), Gillian Keegan (Minister of State for Care and Mental Health), and Dominic Raab (Deputy Prime Minister). Press interest in the event was significant this year with over 107 articles published during the week, COVID still presented some challenges for TV appearance but approximately 49,121,489 people heard about Care Home Open week across TV, radio and news outlets.

Care Sector’s Got Talent!

Care Sector’s Got Talent! is a fantastic showcase of the amazing talents of the social care sector. Whether it is singing, dancing, comedy, magic or music, the programme celebrates our sector in this national talent extravaganza! In 2021, Care Sector’s Got Talent was a showcase of incredible talent from across the care sector! Singers, dancers, musicians and magicians performed, with our incredible winner opening the Care Show and performing at the Leaders in Care Awards. All acts demonstrated exactly how the care sector sparkles!