Nicholls Brimble Bhol are delighted to announce that we are the winners of the Forward Carers ‘Carer Award’ at the Carer Friendly Business Awards 2020.
The mission of the Forward Carers not-for-profit Community Interest Company is to make the world a better place for unpaid carers who are looking after a family member or friend. They are proud to be the provider of choice for The City Council, The Children’s Trust and NHS by operating the Birmingham Carers Hub, which provides all sorts of help through their contact centre such as emergency back-up care, support groups, training, wellbeing activities; and are also a main delivery partner of Ageing Better in Birmingham facilitating all sorts of activities and groups to reduce loneliness for many older carers.
Simon Fenton, CEO of Forward Carers said: We want to make Birmingham the first truly Carer Friendly City. To do this, we can’t just rely on our friends in the Voluntary Sector, the Council and NHS, we need the whole of Birmingham – places of worship, high street retailers, businesses and corporations, citizens themselves working alongside us. Carer Friendly Brum is our way of engaging with organisations in all sectors, and of all shapes and sizes, who can get involved and play an active part.
The Carer Friendly Business awards, which took place at the end of November in an online event are for businesses and organisations across Birmingham which have contributed to supporting carers in their community and/or workplace.
Rob Bhol, Managing Partner of Nicholls Brimble Bhol said: We are delighted and humbled at NBB to have received this award and to have been in the same category of such great names as Marks & Spencer and Age concern. So many people in society are caring for a loved one at home, made even harder when they’re having to also fulfil their employment obligations. We are proud to be able to support any of our staff who have such responsibilities and to be associated with Forward Carers who provide an abundance of support to the carer community.
To find out more about Forward Carers and the wonderful work that they do around Birmingham, visit their website here: https://forwardcarers.org.uk/carer-friendly-communities/about-carer-friendly-communities/