Harry’s Pledge – our commitment to carers
The social housing sector is proud to care. From providing homes with specialist care and support, to offering care services to people who want to live independently at home, we are committed to caring for our communities.
Harry’s Pledge focuses on four areas where we can support those who need care and those who provide it.
You can show your commitment to carers by signing up to Harry’s Pledge
We will be a carer friendly employer, doing all we can to support people with caring responsibilities to work for us by making our policies carer-friendly, ensuring they can work flexibly and fit paid work around unpaid caring work. We will provide platforms and support for carers to tell their stories, and to tell us what they need from us as employers and housing providers.
In our workspaces
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 also look to retrofit existing spaces.
In the homes we build
We will build more fully accessible homes. We will routinely consider accessibility in our general needs stock and how more of the homes we build can be adapted for disabled people.
Training & career progression
We will work with partners to professionalise care further with clear qualifications/career paths, working to promote it as a valued career choice and lobbying for changes in pay and rewards.