People's Postcode Lottery
Carers Trust is delighted to have the support of the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Since 2017, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised £3,000,000 through the Postcode Care Trust to provide vital support to unpaid carers.
This invaluable support will transform the help we can offer unpaid carers, providing grants to individuals and enabling us to kick-start vital projects:
Improving support for carers from diverse communities
In 2020, support from players enabled Carers Trust to commission research examining the landscape and availability of support services for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) carers across the UK-wide Carers Trust Network. Carers Trust is committed to improving access to services for carers from BAME communities. We recognise that this research project is the first of many varied steps needed to make that change.
Building on this research, a report was published with recommendations for The Carers Trust Network and the Inclusive Comms programme was developed. This programme is working with six Network Partners and also exploring the wider barriers deterring carers from accessing services.
Young Carers Futures
Thanks to support from players, Carers Trust was able to launch a new pilot internship programme for young adult carers. Five young adult carers were recruited, inducted as Interns, and worked in the Policy, Corporate Fundraising and Comms Teams. This was designed to help young adult carers understand the workplace, gain experience and skills, and connect with our partners such as People’s Postcode Lottery, as well as other employers on a range of skills development opportunities.
Volunteers from People’s Postcode Lottery delivered workshops to the Interns, supporting in their development.
Two Interns have gone into paid employment in their chosen fields, two are still in higher education and one is job seeking.
Addressing loneliness and isolation
For Carers Week 2021 we highlighted the support of the players of the People's Postcode Lottery in addressing isolation for women carers with an Asian background in Blackburn and Darwen during the pandemic.
Support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery also contributes to our Carers Funds grants programme. In 2021, we supported 425 unpaid carers with individual grants to support them in their caring role and access respite breaks.
Tina received a grant to take a 2-day make up and beauty course. Tina said:
“Please pass my thanks on to People’s Postcode Lottery as without them I wouldn’t be able to do this course. Learning how to apply makeup will boost my confidence and maybe with lots of practice I can even do this in the future as a career.”
Thank you to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their support of Carers Trust today and throughout the year. Recent funding is awarded by Postcode Care Trust, who People’s Postcode Lottery manage lotteries for.
Celebrating the players of People's Postcode Lottery support
"We are thrilled to be supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Three in five of us will become carers and anyone can become a carer at any point in their lives. It’s therefore vital that help and support are available when it is most needed. Some of the money raised by players will fund breaks for groups of carers, this is an excellent way to tackle loneliness among carers as well as helping them meet people with similar experiences.”
Svetlana Kirov, Director of Fundraising and Communications, Carers Trust
“Carers Trust provides vital support to carers and allows them respite in a role that can often be very lonely. I am delighted that funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery is enabling Carers Trust to continue to offer this fantastic service.”
Laura Chow, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery
Information about People’s Postcode Lottery
- People’s Postcode Lottery manages lotteries on behalf of 20 Postcode Trusts. People play with their chosen postcodes for a chance to win cash prizes. A minimum of 33% from each subscription goes directly to charities and good causes in Britain and internationally. Players have raised more than £750 million so far. For details of the charities and good causes which are promoting and benefitting from the lottery draws, please visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk/good-causes/draw-calendar.
- It costs £10 a month to play and winning postcodes are announced every day. The maximum amount a single ticket can win is 10% of the draw proceeds. For details, please visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk/prizes.
- New players can sign up to pay using direct debit by calling 0808 10 9 8 7 6 5. New players who sign up online at www.postcodelottery.co.uk can pay using direct debit, debit card or PayPal.
- Postcode Lottery Limited is regulated by the Gambling Commission under licence numbers: 000-000829-N-102511 and 000-000829-R-102513. Registered office: 2nd Floor, 31 Chertsey Street, Guildford, Surrey, England, GU1 4H.
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