1. MEMBER BENEFITS
We are an inclusive community of care and wellbeing practitioners that exists to support both clients and each other. We believe in local, compassionate, professional, flexible, and personalised care and wellbeing.
2. WHY GET INVOLVED?
As a warmly welcomed member of our community, you will enjoy:
~ CONNECTION with other like-minded practitioners in a safe and supportive space.
~ COMMUNITY of support and opportunities for conversation, learning, personal and professional development, and enterprise.
~ COLLABORATION with other members to create projects, opportunities, and activities of mutual benefit.
~ COMMERCE: creating and promoting routes to market, building confidence, and supporting activities that lead to a sustainable income.
~ COMMUNICATION with each other, clients, networks, and stakeholders.
There are more than 250 practitioners, businesses, clients, and stakeholders in our fast-growing community.
3. OUR COMMUNITY IS FOR YOU IF...
~ You are a carer and personal assistant – current or potential.
~You are a care and wellbeing practitioner or business.
~ You have an interest in aspects of care and wellbeing e.g., artists offering classes that promote creativity and mindfulness.
~ You offer tourism opportunities related to wellbeing e.g., retreats, immersive experiences.
~ You may be interested in collaborating to create wellbeing offerings/packages e.g., accommodation + yoga + nutrition + wildlife.
4. BECOMING A MEMBER
Joining is easy! Simply complete the form here and we will be in touch
5. MEMBERSHIP FEES
Our membership fees are just £5 per month, or £55 per year, payable by standing order and subject to a 3 month minimum commitment.
If you are in financial hardship, you can apply for a small grant to cover the cost of 1 full year of membership.
Once you have completed the membership form on our website, we will be in touch to provide details.
“Thanks to the Care and Wellbeing CIC for the opportunity to take part in the excellent Goal Setting Course which was offered to Members. It was a brilliant opportunity, and it has benefitted me hugely both in terms of my ability to provide my services as a self-employed Caregiver, and personally in terms of my own health and wellbeing.”
6. JOIN A FORTHCOMING EVENT
The Care and Wellbeing community member meetings and events are held on a monthly basis and we share details in our newsletter and on social media. Our friendly and welcoming meetings and events provide an opportunity to get to know other practitioners who offer a range of services to support client needs. They are open and extended to any practitioners who work alone and who want to meet and connect with others. There will be an opportunity to network with members of the Care and Wellbeing CIC to find out more about how the organisation can help with training, signposting and other support.
To sign up for our newsletter, please email Corrie Watson firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent learning topics have included goal setting, social prescribing and building resilience.
7. ABOUT THE CARE AND WELLBEING CIC
We are here to offer a fresh and innovative approach to care and wellbeing in rural Perth and Kinross.
The Care and Wellbeing CIC is an inclusive community with a shared vision of professional cooperation, service, and support, both for our clients and each another. The CIC has grown from a solid values base which all members sign up to. These guiding principles underpin our approach to supporting and helping people - Professional, Person Centred, Inclusive, Fair, Locally based, Caring and Innovative.
We help to provide a voice for the sector, representing members at local, regional and national levels. We also assist members to navigate the system through which care services are arranged, providing support and building a strong network.
8. UPHOLDING OUR VALUES
On joining, all Members are required to sign up to the Care and Wellbeing CIC Code of Standards and Values. In doing so, a formal pledge is undertaken to abide by the CIC values and guiding principles that underpin our approach to supporting, helping and interacting with all people. The standards and values include Confidentiality, Professionalism, a Caring, Personalised and Inclusive Approach, Fairness, Locally based services and Innovation.
The Code of Standards and Values provides one of the benchmarks by which the CIC administers its’ Feedback and Complaints Policy. This policy upholds the aim of the CIC to provide an assurance of good quality services, supports and interactions with clients, community groups, partners, other organisations and is also applicable to internal relations between CIC directors, members and employees.
9. USEFUL CONTACTS
The Care and Wellbeing Community is a collaboration between
Administration Support: Corrie Watson
1-2-1 Support and Membership Co-ordinator: Fiona Fraser
Care & Wellbeing Development Facilitator: Lorna McCurrach
10. JUST SOME OF THE SERVICES AND SUPPORT OUR MEMBERS CAN OFFER...