Please consider turning your event into a fundraiser for the NHS Charities Together and the National Care Association.
NHS Charities Together
NHS Charities Together provides a forum for nationwide fundraising and advocacy campaigns; specialist advice and guidance; bespoke conferences and training opportunities, as well as access to online resources and support through exclusive member pages on our website.
NHS Charities Together also provides the collective voice of NHS Charities on a National scale and the impact they make.
During the Covid-19 pandemic NHS Charities Together was the central fundraising arm for those who wished to support NHS Charities nationally. The money raised is being granted out to our member charities to support the initial need in the 1st wave of the pandemic, 2nd wave support, community and social care partnership working projects and longer-term mental health recovery of NHS staff and volunteers.
There are more than 240 NHS charities across the UK and most of them focus on helping our hospitals do more. Collectively these charities give £1 million every day to the NHS so that people can stay well for longer and get better faster. In recent years NHS charities have funded major capital projects, pioneering research and medical equipment at our hospitals, helping patients access the best possible care when they need it most.
They also play a key role in mobilising volunteers to support NHS staff, brightening wards and waiting areas with colourful and engaging art and building an important link between our hospitals and our communities. Other NHS charities support mental health trusts, community health trusts and ambulance trusts.
These vital funds and services are over and above what the NHS alone can provide, touching lives and making a huge difference to millions of people when they are at their most vulnerable.
National Care Association
The National Care Association is the respected voice of the independent care sector, which supports individuals and their families, often at the most challenging of times. Representing small and medium sized care providers and affiliated local associations, it liaises with national government at a political and departmental level, local government and key stakeholder groups, including the NHS and CQC.
The National Care Association is well connected across the health and care sector – from members who provide care and support to working relationship with ministers and senior civil servants. It represents its members by being around the table when it matters – ensuring the voice of the care sector is heard.
On a practical level the National Care Association is an essential part of the care provider’s toolkit. Members benefit from DBS online services, business and bulk purchase discounts, legal and employment advice, as well as information, support and guidance through the regulatory and policy issues.
Formed in 1981, the National Care Association is a not for profit company limited by guarantee.