Press Release

22nd February 2017

Launch of Future Care Capital

Launch of Future Care Capital

From left to right: Annemarie Naylor, Dean James, Joel Charles, The Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP and Andrew Whelan

Future Care Capital (FCC), originally founded in 1945, with a long history in health and care education, has officially re-launched today with a clear aim to deliver new thinking on health and care. FCC will be an independent voice developing research and policy ideas on how health and care services can be delivered in the future, according to a 2030 vision.

FCC was officially re-launched in the House of Commons by the Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills. Andrew Whelan, Chairman of the Board of FCC Trustees and Dean James, Chief Executive of the charity also spoke at the event.

Mr Garnet Love’s story

During the launch, there was also a thought provoking speech by Mr Garnet Love. Mr Love, now 69 years old, was the main carer to his father and mother for eight years. His father suffered four strokes over several years and sadly passed away in 2016. His mother is 92 and has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and breast cancer. Mr Love is now the sole carer to his mother. The family have lived in the village of Thurmaston, Leicestershire, for over 60 years.

Mr Love was a trained engineer who worked for a local design office. Once he took on the care responsibilities, Mr Love left his job and went self-employed, building extensions, installing plumbing for neighbours and a range of one-off engineering projects. Mr Love had to juggle the care needs of his mother and father, sometimes taking them to medical appointments twice a day, and run his business. This soon became unsustainable and he closed his business to concentrate on caring full-time.

As a carer, Mr Love has seen first-hand some of the key challenges in the care system. Bed blocking at weekends when his father was ready to be discharged from hospital, lack of physiotherapy at home to help the rehabilitation of his parents after treatment and a lack of carer respite support.

Mr Love’s story highlights the need for fresh new thinking to deliver health and care provision across the country.

FCC 2030 vision for health and care

The charity unveiled its 2030 vision which sets out ideas for the future of health and care services in 2030. FCC is committed to a unified health and care system that cares for everyone and will produce evidence-based research that advances current thinking in these policy areas. The charity’s vision is underpinned by the concept of a care covenant, a new agreement between the state and public, which spells out a commitment to support the health and care needs of everyone throughout their life for consideration by government.

The 2030 vision can be read here.

FCC also launched its new website which includes a Crowdsourcing platform where new ideas for health and care services will be open to greater consultation with the public – FCC want everyone’s voice to be heard in designing the future of such important services.

Access the Crowdsourcing platform here.

The charity’s work will primarily focus on evidence-based advocacy, but it will also launch a social impact investment Innovation Fund later this year. FCC will invest in sustainable social enterprises through the Innovation Fund, which support better quality and standards of services in care, health and related education and training.

The Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP said:

“I wish Future Care Capital all the best with the launch of their organisation. It’s great to see a charity committed to such an important cause, dedicated to innovative thinking, and whose work will make a positive impact across the country.”

Andrew Whelan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Future Care Capital, said:

“Future Care Capital will set out new and positive ideas for England’s health and care services. We understand that action needs to be taken now to support new ways of working. A unified health and care system is a priority now.”

“We will also act as a seed funder though an Innovation Fund that will launch later this year. By supporting early-stage ventures, with the potential for positive impact, to grow in the health and care sector. Focused social investment can work across traditional boundaries to deliver improved health and care outcomes for broad-ranging beneficiaries.”

Dean James, Chief Executive of Future Care Capital, said:

“I am delighted to launch Future Care Capital. A charity committed to new approaches in how health and care services might be best delivered. The current pressures faced underline the importance of new ideas to help improve health and care for everyone. We have a bold vision for 2030 and what it might look like across communities across the country. Today we are also launching a Crowdsourcing platform. We want to engage widely with the public so they can be part of the journey in innovation and design of the services that meet everyone’s health and care needs.” 
ENDS

Notes to Editors

Press contacts

For all press enquiries, please contact Joel Charles, FCC Deputy Chief Executive, at [email protected].

About Future Care Capital (FCC)

FCC is a charity, emerging from the sale of the awarding organisation, the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE), in September 2015.

Beginning life as the National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB) in 1945, the charity has evolved throughout its 70-year history and continues to have the Queen as its patron.

Following the sale of its awarding organisation business and assets (including the CACHE and NNEB brands) the charity is ready to embark on its next chapter.

The Trustees have developed a detailed Strategy for the future direction of the charity and have recently approved the 10-year Business Plan. The Trustees have identified the following vision, goals and aspirations that follow on from the Charity’s objects:

Charitable Objects: to promote education, training, quality[1] and standards in care, health and education and allied disciplines.

Vision Statement: the charity will be known for being the leading independent voice for applying evidence that will advocate for and deliver a step change in health and care, including the advancement of quality and standards as well as education and training for allied professions as a sustainable charity.

Mission: Engage, educate and involve all generations in the development and delivery of unified health and care provision.

Key Beneficiaries: those in receipt of care.

Key Goals and Aspirations:

  • Be recognised as a leading advocate and thought leader;
  • to deliver a step change in the advancement of quality and standards, education and training in care and health and allied professions; and
  • sustainably grow impact.

The charity will adopt an agile approach to delivery underpinned by an enabling internal culture and supporting systems that reflect its core values of empathy, diversity, openness and professionalism.

The charity’s core offerings will be delivered through two collaborative but independent delivery vehicles:

Evidence based Advocacy – developing new policy propositions and solutions supported by evidence-based research, stimulating debate and innovation through events, publications, projects and discussions with diverse stakeholders including the general public.

Social Impact Investment Fund – an investment fund managed by the charity to invest in sustainable social enterprises through an Innovation Fund, which support better quality and standards of services in the care, health and related education and training, which will generate a commercial return for the charity, supported by a ‘collaborative hub’ with the charity at its centre, facilitating knowledge sharing, supporting innovation and best practice, and gathering evidence and insights to feed into the charity’s Advocacy operations.

Legally structured as a charity, FCC intends to operate as a dynamic, agile and commercially aware organisation: a true social enterprise.

[1] Objects currently being amended to include ‘quality’.

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