Harry’s Pledge: Social housing’s commitment to carers

Rosebery Housing Association is proud to get behind Harry’s Pledge, a united national commitment to support, recognise and champion carers.

Across the country social housing providers like us are looking to commit to four pledges:

  • Being supportive employers to people that have caring responsibilities.
  • Making offices and community spaces as accessible as possible.
  • Building more fully-accessible homes.
  • Further professionalising and promoting care as a career, and lobbying for changes in pay and rewards for carers.

Launched in Carers Week, Harry’s Pledge is named in honour of Harry Charlesworth, a lively five-year-old whose birth disability of quadriplegic cerebral palsy means he has deep caring needs.

His grandmother is Julie Doyle, the chief executive of PlaceShapers member Longhurst. She and Harry’s family were determined that the focus on the difference made by carers during the Coronavirus pandemic should not be lost.

Harry’s Pledge is a unified approach from Carers UK, together with PlaceShapers, the Chartered Institute of Housing, National Housing Federation and PlaceShapers.

National Carers Week runs from Monday 8 June until Sunday 14 June. Helen Walkers, CEO of Carers UK, said: “Carers UK fully supports Harry’s Pledge to support paid and unpaid carers in the housing sector.

“We know how vital support provided by family and friends is to those who are disabled, ill or growing frail. Our Carers Week theme is making caring visible, this initiative does just that.”

Find out more about Harry’s Pledge.

Rosebery Housing Association Limited is a charitable registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. Registered No. IP27671R. Registered Provider LH4026.
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