Corporate Social Responsibility
Please find further information below on some of the initiatives and policies that we commit to as a company to ensure that we continue to have a positive impact on our employees, our customers, the wider health and social care community and the environment.
The Care Workers’ Charity
We are committed to improving the well-being of care workers in the UK.
That’s why we are a Bronze Sponsor for The Care Workers’ Charity, an award-winning organization led and staffed by former care workers.
Our support ensures care workers have a lifeline when they experience financial hardship, enabling them to access grants to cover unexpected costs such as a funeral for a loved one, or purchasing essential household items.
The charity also provides access to qualified therapists and mental health first aider training so that care workers have the emotional bandwidth to continue delivering high quality care, and the tools to better support their colleagues.
Since 2020, The Care Workers’ Charity has supported over 8900 care workers across the UK with a total of £5 million in Crisis, Covid-19, Funeral and Mental Wellbeing and Health grants.
This life-changing support is critical for maintaining a healthy and motivated social care workforce who feel empowered to stay in their jobs. We believe that every person employed in the UK’s social care sector deserves a fair wage which reflects the essential support they provide to our society’s most vulnerable.
By supporting The Care Workers’ Charity, we give care workers a voice in sector-wide discussions about social care reform and help raise awareness of the difficulties they faced during the pandemic and continue to face in the cost-of-living crisis.
It signals our commitment to providing decent work opportunities in the UK across all regions and sectors and sends out the message to care workers that they are valued and supported.
Each year, we donate a set amount to The Care Workers’ Charity, supporting a more sustainable future for the UK social care workforce.
Care Worker of the Month
At Social Care TV, we have been in touch with care workers across the UK for 25 years. We know all too well that their selfless dedication is often overlooked. We believe that care workers deserve reward and recognition. In March 2022, we launched our ‘Care Worker of the Month’ award, encouraging those in the sector to nominate care workers that they feel go above and beyond and deserve to win. Each and every month one inspirational person receives our Care Worker of the Month award, and receives a £100 M&S voucher, a Care Worker of the Month certificate and 50 free training credits which can be applied to their workplace account. We receive regular feedback on the impact of this small act of recognition and we are honoured to make a difference to the lives of such incredible and deserving people. Previous CWOTM winners can be viewed here.
Mission Statement and Core Values
At Social Care TV, we pride ourselves on standing behind a clear mission and set of values. These define our ethos as a Company and our dedication to both the Care Sector and those within it.
At SCTV we are environmentally aware in all business decisions.
As the largest online training provider to the health and social care sector in the UK, we significantly impact the carbon footprint of our trainees that may, otherwise, need to travel to physical training sessions via using cars and / or buses.
As a company, our Directors and staff do not take flights for business. All international business is conducted via telephone and video conferencing.
On a national level Directors and staff rarely drive - again conducting business via telephone and video conferencing.
Within our office environment:
- All paper used for internal printing is used on both sides
- All ink and laser toner cartridges are recycled
- All water filters are recycled
- All lights, heaters and electronic equipment is turned off at the end of the day
- Rechargeable batteries are used
- Bulbs are recycled