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Welcome to caba. We help the ICAEW community thrive through everyday situations to exceptional life-changing circumstances.

There are moments through life when everyone could do with a helping hand. If you’re an ACA student, an existing or former ICAEW member or a close family dependent, we’re here for you.

how we help 

mental health

managing your mental health

We all have mental health and that's why it's so important. With our tools and techniques you can try to build your resilience and wellbeing.


coping with stress

Stress can creep up on us when we least expect it and leave a lasting impact. Use our advice to help notice stress and what you can do when it appears.


managing burnout

What happens when you don't deal with stress? It can lead to burnout, which affects your mental wellbeing. Learn how to notice burnout signs and prevent it.


support and advice for carers

Whatever your situation is, we're here to help. From benefit advice to emotional and financial support, we offer a huge range of support.


help with anxiety and depression

Anxiety and depression can affect anyone in every walk of life. Here at caba, we're here to help whenever you need us.


dealing with grief, loss and trauma

Coping with grief can be complicated and lonely. We're here to help you navigate grief and support those around you.


improving sleep quality

Sleep struggles can cause lasting effects on your mental health. Our expert guidance can help you improve your understanding.


online emotional support with qwell

Access free, confidential and professional mental health support with our trusted partner, Qwell. Whatever you need, we're here to help.

financial health
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financial support and grants

Whether it’s the everyday or out the blue changes to your situation, balancing our finances is challenging. Our financial support and grants are here to give you safety net to help get you back on your feet.

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debt advice

Debt can affect anyone at any time. If you need help managing debt, setting a repayments plan or dealing with the stress that debt can cause, we can help.

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benefits advice

Understanding State Benefit Claims can be difficult, particularly if you are new to the UK benefits system - we can advise and support your applications to ensure you’re not missing out.



If you're overspending each month, it may be time to set up a budget. Our useful tools can help you to start.


financial tools

Find our useful budget planners, benefits and grants search tools and pension calculator to help you plan ahead and get your finances on track.

how you can get involved


make a donation

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become a caba member

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volunteering for caba

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work for us

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become a caba champion

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your questions answered 

Who is eligible for support?

We support past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), ACA students, ICAEW staff members, and the family and carers of members and students. 

  1. No matter where your career takes you, past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England Wales (ICAEW) are eligible for caba’s services for life, even if you change your career and leave accountancy 
  2. ACA students (ICAEW Provisional Members) who are either an active student or have been an active student within the last three years are eligible for caba's services 
  3. Past and present staff members of the ICAEW or caba are eligible for caba's services for life, even if you leave either organisation. Please note, for former employees, our financial support is only available to those who have had five years continuous employment with either organisation 
  4. Family members and carers of either an eligible past or present ICAEW member, ACA student or past or present employee of the ICAEW or caba are eligible for caba's support. We define a family member as a: 
    1. spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner 
    2. widow, widower or surviving civil partner who has not remarried or cohabiting with a partner 
    3. divorced spouse or civil partner who has not remarried or cohabiting with a partner 
    4. child aged up to 25. Please note, children aged between 16 and 25 are not eligible for individual financial support 
    5. any other person who is dependent on the eligible individual supporting them financially or are reliant on the eligible individual’s care 
    6. any other person on whom the eligible individual is reliant, either financially or for care 

You can find out more about our available support both in the UK and around the world on our support we offer  page. 

Are your services means-tested?

If you need financial support, we carry out a means test where we consider income, expenditure, capital and assets.  

*Please note none of our other services are means-tested. 

I’m an accountant, but not a member of ICAEW, can you still help?

Unfortunately not. We only support past and present ICAEW members, their carers and their families. If we are unable to support you, where possible we will point you to help elsewhere.

caba has supported me in the past; can I receive support from caba again?

We understand that circumstances change. If we’ve helped you in the past there’s no reason why we can’t help you again. You can contact us at any time. Please call us if you need our help.

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