Do you use Employers For Childcare’s Childcare Vouchers?
Help us celebrate Social Saturday tomorrow by tweeting using the hashtag #SocialSaturday
Tomorrow is Social Saturday—a day to raise awareness of the difference that social enterprises are making in communities.
Employers For Childcare is the ONLY Social Enterprise Childcare Voucher company in the UK. By using our Childcare Vouchers, not only are you saving money, but you are supporting our charitable work to improve the lives of working parents across the UK! If you use our vouchers, help us celebrate Social Saturday by letting the world know through your social media networks using the hashtag #SocialSaturday.
Social enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community. When they profit, society profits.
100 per cent of Employers For Childcare’s profits are reinvested into helping working parents across the UK. Since 2008, we have invested £4.3million into helping working families. Our charitable work includes:
- Family Benefits Advice Service—our Advisors carry out personalised benefits checks for parents and ‘better off’ calculations to ensure that every parent is claiming all the financial help they are entitled to, particularly with the cost of childcare. They also deal with queries on all childcare and work-related issues.
- Research, Policy and Lobbying—we undertake research which provides us with the evidence to lobby Government on childcare, family and work-related issues. Right now, we are campaigning for Childcare Vouchers to remain open to new entrants after April 2018, so that parents can choose which form of support, (Childcare Vouchers or the new Tax-Free Childcare) is the best option for them. This is important, as 67 per cent of 4359 callers to our Freephone helpline (as of September 2017) are better off on Childcare Vouchers or Tax Credits than Tax-Free Childcare.
To find out more about our impact, read our Social Impact Report. This report showcases our services and aims to shine a light not only on what we do as an organisation but, more importantly, on the impact that our work has on parents, on children, on the economy and on society as a whole.
Employers For Childcare is delighted to have been shortlisted in two categories at the prestigious Social Enterprise UK Awards 2017! We have been shortlisted for UK Social Enterprise of the Year 2017 and Marie Marin, our Chief Executive, has been shortlisted for the Women in Social Enterprise Award. The Awards recognise organisations for their business excellence and contribution to society, as well as the achievements of people working at the heart of the sector.
So a big thank you to all the parents, employers and childcare providers that use our vouchers! YOU make our charitable work possible!