CARA assists its beneficiaries in preparing representations and representing them on matters such as eviction, deportation, employment and family. We provide free advice, information and guidance on a wide range of subjects, including immigration, debt, welfare benefits, housing and employment. We also provide HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, striving to reduce premature deaths, providing quality basic education for all (especially girls), water and sanitation. To continue the work that CARA provides in the UK and Africa, we rely on people like you. Please consider helping us with a monthly, or you can make a one-off donation, to our work.
Founded by Artistic Director and CEO Adrian Jackson MBE, Cardboard Citizens is an award-winning theatre company and one of the world’s leading practitioners of Forum Theatre. They have toured across hostels, day centres and prisons for more than 26 years, bringing theatre to the most marginalised in society. Through bold and immersive theatre, Cardboard Citizens break down conventional divisions between audiences and performers. The company runs a Membership programme for homeless, ex-homeless and at risk people, offering free workshops, information, advice and guidance, training and qualifications. Its Citz National Residencies reach vulnerable people across the country, exploring the barriers they are facing and identifying solutions, through fun, creative workshops and performances.
Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds specialist referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.
CARE (Christian Action Research & Education) is a Christian charity seeking to uphold human dignity and to support the most vulnerable people in society, engaging with politicians in the UK Parliaments & Assemblies and promoting Christian community-based initiatives.
Our mission is to promote the rights and improve the quality of life of children and adult family carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Our vision is to make sure carers are identified, recognised, valued, respected and supported in their caring role. Carers Support Centre is an independent registered charity, established in 1997. We have more than 12,000 local carers registered with us and deliver our services with 40 (full time equivalent) members of staff and over 170 volunteers. Our range of services includes a confidential telephone information and advice line, carers’ magazine, Carers Emergency Card, one-to-one casework support, carers’ groups, activities for carers to take time out, regular breaks and training courses. We also work to identify and support carers in hospital and GP settings through our health team and support carers to get into – and stay in – employment. We are managed by a board of trustees who bring experience in operational and financial management and marketing at a senior level. Most of the trustees became involved because of their own experience of being carers. We have attained Level 2 Trusted Charity Mark status. Carers Support Centre is a network partner of Carers Trust, benefiting from being able to share good practice with a network of over 160 partners throughout the UK. We have also gained the Carers Trust quality mark as a ‘centre of excellence’.
Caring for carers of all ages we support unpaid carers throughout their caring journey. We have various services to support carers in their role ranging from face to face support, events and activities, clubs, workshops, carers assessments and much more. We rely on fundraising and volunteer to help us provide these services to people that may often feel isolated and unable to get on with everyday things for themselves.
We fund ethical original animal-free research into Cancer, its causes, early diagnosis, treatment and prevention. We provide escorted Kids2Go healing holidays of creative adventure for children recovering from Cancer. The charity is wholly managed and run by unpaid volunteers.