Seniors Helping Seniors® is a Fast Growth Award Winner for 2014 for its innovative in-home care service.
UnLtd (www.Unltd.com) has today announced 32 of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs as Fast Growth Award Winners for 2014.
Each of the social entrepreneurs who have won the award has been given a monetary prize and they will get intensive support over the next 12 months to help them scale up their ventures to tackle some of the nation’s toughest social issues.
Seniors Helping Seniors® started in Canterbury offering Seniors in Canterbury and Thanet the help they need to stay at home living safely and happily for as long as possible.
They are among 32 winning ventures for 2014
Seniors Helping Seniors® utilises the nation’s untapped resource of a willing and very able senior workforce. Carefully selected Seniors provide care to Seniors who need some help at home. Interests are matched to ensure the relationship between the care provider and care receiver flourishes. Having shared experiences and shared standards helps with acceptance, respect and trust and there is a sense of fun in the care.
Albert Chong, Fast Growth lead at UnLtd, said: “Our 2014 Fast Growth Award Winners are exceptional entrepreneurs tackling some of our most difficult social problems. Their solutions are innovative, effective and sustainable.They are driven, focused and with one thing in common: true dedication to using enterprise to solve social problems. We are very excited to be working with them over the coming year.”
The Millennium Awards Trust, which is administered by UnLtd, has funded the award for Seniors Helping Seniors.
To find out more about the Fast Growth 2014 winners, go to https://unltd.org.uk/fast-growth-winners-2014.
Christian Wilse the Manager of Seniors Helping Seniors® – “Particularly where health is concerned, the UK needs social entrepreneurs more than ever. The country needs an alternative system of support that offers more than charity can offer and puts care of the elderly at the top of the agenda with an emphasis on living well, not just surviving. I feel very proud to receive this award and acknowledgement from such a wonderful and supportive organisation on behalf of all of our team”
UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK and offers the largest such network in the world. UnLtd resources hundreds of individuals each year through its core Awards programme. UnLtd operates a unique model by investing directly in individuals and offering a complete package of resources; from Awards of funding, to ongoing advice, networking and practical support.
Christian Wilse the Manager of Seniors Helping Seniors® UK