Business against Poverty is based in Wiltshire and People against Poverty is the umbrella charity through which the community works. They think outside of the box and, being a small organisation, overheads are minimised, ensuring that more money gets to where it’s needed most.
Having a purpose for going to work beyond money is important to us and we are very proud to contribute to Business Against Poverty projects, encouraging our staff, clients and candidates to get involved with the charity’s work.
Making a positive change to people’s lives is at the heart of recruitment and training, so we wanted to partner with a charity that could support these values. The strategy of this charity is directly connected to affecting changes to our local community through the way we do business.
BAP invests in projects which bring long-term change to pockets of poverty globally. Our partnership with BAP enables a butterfly effect through our staff, candidates and clients creating a sense of greater achievement through the work they do.
Our commitment to creating a carer-aware workplace. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who cannot manage without their support.
They might look after someone with a physical disability, long term health condition, mental health issue or a problem with substance misuse.
We recognise that: 3 in 5 people will be a carer at some point in their lives, many of whom need to juggle their caring responsibilities with paid employment
Carers are not necessarily carers by choice
Carers come in many guises and the difficulties they face vary hugely
Many people find it difficult to discuss their caring responsibilities at work
Carers often struggle to find time to take a break, making them more susceptible to stress and burnout
We aim to: Spread awareness of carers across all levels of the organisation and work to remove any stigma which may be associated with the role
Ensure all line managers are familiar with carers’ legal rights at work and all internal policies and/or resources which may benefit them
Provide appropriate support, in line with individual preferences and needs
Not make assumptions about capability based on caring responsibilities
Where possible, incorporate a flexible approach to job design and workload management
Encourage equality and diversity in our workforce by demonstrating a positive attitude to job applicants with caring responsibilities