Cross Keys Homes signs up to Carers Week pledge

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Cross Keys Homes has signed up to Harry's Pledge, to support carers and those who need care (Photo: Cross Keys Homes)

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

The pledge asks social housing providers to support those who need care and those who provide it in four ways:

  • 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.

The chief executive of Cross Keys Homes, Claire Higgins, said: “We are proud to have signed up to Harry’s pledge. Carers are the unsung heroes of our society. The pandemic has thrown a light on this and shown the ways and depth that this happens. Harry’s Pledge will show solidarity with this and will help lead to more support for carers and the people they care for.”

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

To find out more about Harry’s Pledge visit:  www.harrys-pledge.org.uk.