Barnardo's

As one of the UK's leading children's charities, Barnardo's works directly with over 200,000 children, young people and their families every year. They run over 900 vital services across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering and adoption services, vocational training and disability inclusion groups.

Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour. Their purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children. They believe in the abused, the most vulnerable, the forgotten and the neglected. They will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child. They do this because we believe that every child deserves the best start in life and the chance to fulfil their potential.

With the right help, committed support and a little belief, even the most vulnerable children can turn their lives around. Barnardo’s is regulated by the Charity Commission. Being a registered charity means that Barnardo’s must always be accountable and transparent.

Barnardo’s stands at the forefront of pioneering support services and lobbying the government for urgent changes in social welfare policy to protect children and young people. 95 pence in every £1 Barnardo’s spends goes towards their work helping vulnerable children, young people and their families across the UK. The remaining 5 pence is used to help find the next £1.

‘Barnardo’s doesn’t pat you on the back and say “there, there everything’s ok”, it invites you to take the bad and turn it into good’ Laura

BEN

BEN is the UK’s dedicated charity for those who work, or have worked, in the automotive and related industries, as well as their dependants.

Whatever the problem; financial, emotional or physical, BEN is only a phone call away. Their trained welfare officers give confidential advice and support, whatever the problem.  They help over 15,000 men, women and children every year. 

BEN operates five care centres around the UK which offer an excellent standard of care for over 350 people of various ages with differing needs.  They provide a wide range of care options catering to different ages and abilities, from the young, physically disabled to dementia support and end of life care. 

BEN also operates a workplace day care centre in Coventry which provides a safe and welcoming place where elderly relatives can be cared for while their family members go to work.