Jonathan Freeman has been appointed as the first CEO of a charitable foundation set up by complex needs provider CareTech.
The former managing director of Mosaic, HRH The Prince of Wales’s mentoring charitable initiative, will be responsible for driving forward CareTech’s Charitable Foundation’s partnership network.
Jonathan is joined by Foundation Manager Sara Smith who brings a wealth of experience from Business in the Community and The Prince’s Trust International.
“The CareTech Charitable Foundation will serve as a powerful vehicle to help some of the most vulnerable people across communities in the UK and overseas,” Jonathan said.
“We have a very clear objective to deliver meaningful change and we will achieve this through a programme of partnership grant-giving, by supporting CareTech’s employees to give something back through volunteering programmes and also launching a match-funding programme for employees’ own fundraising activities.
“Additionally, we will also be supporting CareTech’s family and friends and the communities in which CareTech operates with funding support for those facing significant challenges.”
The Foundation’s work will focus on the following three key objectives and will support:
- disabled people and those with long-term health difficulties, including those with mental health conditions and complex physical and learning disabilities.
- skills development for the care sector, particularly for those from deprived and disadvantaged backgrounds, to enable them to pursue careers in the care sector.
- the CareTech family and the communities in which it operates. The Foundation will develop an ambitious CSR programme in partnership with CareTech, as well as supporting the family and friends of CareTech employees and their communities.