Harry’s Pledge: Social housing’s commitment to carers
Lincs Rural 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:
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 and National Housing Federation
Find out more about Harry’s Pledge
Harry’s Pledge focuses on four areas where we can support those who need care and those who provide it. We define a carer as someone who cares for someone with physical or mental health needs.
The four pledges:
We will make the offices and community spaces we offer as accessible as possible. For example, we will install “Changing Place” toilets in any new offices that are open to the public and look to retrofit existing spaces.
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