Award for Best Charity or Social Enterprise

Sponsor: CuraCare

CuraCare enables older people to live independently in the comfort of their own home, providing peace of mind to their family and loved ones. The company achieves this by delivering home-based care services, providing either hourly visits, waking nights or 24 hour live-in care.

CuraCare is positioned at the upper end of the care market. The Care Quality Commission has rated its services as being “outstandingly caring”. The business is known for delivering high quality care services and receives extremely positive feedback from clients and their family members alike.

CuraCare invests heavily in its care team and strives to be an employer of choice. In, what is often seen as a low pay sector, the company is proud to be one of only four care providers, out of over 1,000, to hold London Living Wage Employer status.
http://curacare.co.uk

Entry Guidelines:

To enter for the Best Charity or Social Enterprise award your organisation must be a not for profit organisation such as a charity, voluntary or community group or social enterprise in Richmond upon Thames or do work in Richmond.
When completing the entry forms please use metrics for example proportion of turnover, %, numbers in your evidence – this will assist in the judging. All sizes of businesses and organisations are invited to enter and all will be judged according to their size. If you do not have all the answers you could still win – our independent judges will judge you fairly. The number of characters allowed per question indicates the maximum – by no means do you have to use all of these to answer the questions fully. Please attach any additional evidence such as press releases or testimonials or confidential business balance sheets to support your entry. Any additional questions about entering any of the categories please contact ceo@richmondchamberofcommerce.co.uk

Entry Form for Category: Best Charity or Social Enterprise

Your Name

Your Job Title

Your Email

Your Phone Number (mobile and/or landline)

Name of charity or organisation

1. Are you a not for profit organisation such as a charity, voluntary or community group or social enterprise - Yes/ No 20 words

2. How much work does your organisation do work in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames? Please detail? Up to 50 words

3. How does your organisation make a difference to people living, working or studying in the borough, to the borough’s environment, or otherwise address local needs? Up to 100 words

4. Describe a project or piece of work that has made a significant difference and had a significant impact since April 2014. This positive impact could be to your service users, staff/trustees, volunteers, stakeholders or your supporters/donors. Use metrics/evidence wherever possible. Up to 500 words

5. What the initial project challenge or aim? Up to 100 words

6. What had you intended to achieve? Up to 100 words

7. What was innovative about your approach? Up to 100 words

8. What was the impact and success you’ve seen as a result so far? Up to 500 words

Please upload your company logo and any other documents relevant to your entry here (max. 2Mb)