We know there's no 'one-size-fits-all' approach to support; that's why we offer a wide range of support services from career coaching and health and carer support, to financial assistance and legal advice. So how do we do it?
At CABA we work with a wide range of expert organisations to deliver our support services. Through these partnerships we can provide ACA students, past and present ICAEW members and their families with access to a complete support package that is individually tailored to their needs. These are our partners.
Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping people make the most of later life. They provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people. Through our partnership with Age UK we’re able to provide ICAEW members and their families who are aged 60 and over who are experiencing loneliness and isolation with access to their telephone friendship service.
Chiumento is an independent HR Consultancy that provides a range of services including Outplacement, HR Recruitment and Talent Management. With a nationwide network of Career Coaches and comprehensive online support, they help people who are looking for a new job or are interested in self-employment. As well as providing practical support with CV writing, job hunting, networking and interview skills, Chiumento’s work also helps rebuild self-esteem and confidence, 2 critical ingredients that are often eroded during periods of unemployment. Chiumento has a long history of working with benevolent charities and by working in partnership with them we’re able offer face-to-face career coaching to ICAEW members and their families who are unemployed, facing redundancy or returning to work after a career break.
CiC-EAP aim to keep people happy, healthy, motivated and successful in the workplace, and that's why for over 26 years they've been an expert provider of psychosocial care. Our partnership with Connect Assist enables us to access CiC-EAP's services and provide face-to-face counselling to those experiencing issues with their mental health.
Since 2011 our 24 hour UK helpline and online live chat services have been hosted by Connect Assist. With their multi-channel services we can provide the chartered accountant community with 24 hour access to support.
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through Admiral Nurses. When things get challenging or difficult, Admiral Nurses work alongside people with dementia and their families: giving them the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions they need to face dementia with more confidence and less fear. By working in partnership with Dementia UK, we're able to support the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline and provide ICAEW members and their families with access to these specialist dementia nurses.
Kooth is a digital mental health support service giving children and young people easy, anonymous access to an online community of peers and a team of experienced counsellors.
Kooth, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), allows 11 to 25 year olds, 24-hour access to peer-to-peer support, self-help materials, mood-tracking and goal setting tools and live, moderated forums.
The regular forums cover topics ranging from exam stress and anxiety to eating disorders and grief. Young people can also log on to access one-to-one online counselling sessions with a qualified counsellor from 12pm until 10pm on weekdays, and from 6pm until 10pm on weekends.
Law Express is the UK's leading provider of telephone legal advice. Through our partnership with them we're able to support our community with confidential, impartial and practical legal advice.
The National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people.
They transform lives by being a trusted source of support and practical advice at important times throughout life. There are at least 700,000 autistic people in the UK, including children but also adults, plus their 3 million family members and carers. For all of them, they are a vital place to turn.
The National Autistic Society challenge society's perceptions by campaigning nationally and working with businesses and policy-makers to change laws and deliver services that work better for autistic people. By sharing their first-hand knowledge of the realities of being autistic, they help reduce isolation and open up opportunities in society
Through our partnership with them we're able to provide expert support for people on the autism spectrum and their families, including parents, carers, siblings, and partners.
Relate is the UK's leading relationship support charity. Their non-judgmental services help more than 1.5 million people each year, including couples, families, young people and friends of all backgrounds and sexual orientations. They champion the importance of strong and healthy relationships for all. By working in partnership with Relate we're able to provide ICAEW members and their families access to Relate's confidential relationship and family counselling (including children over 12 years old) as well as access to sex therapy.
Through our partnership with Connect Assist we’re able to access the services of recruitment outplacement specialist Renovo. Their innovative approach to career development allows us to offer telephone and online career coaching to members of the chartered accountant community who are unemployed, facing redundancy or returning to work after a career break.
Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. Its website includes a Benefits Calculator to find out what welfare benefits and tax credits you could be entitled to, and a Grants Search to find out if you might be eligible for support from over 3,000 charitable funds. Turn2us can also provide direct financial assistance through a range of specific funds that are managed directly by the charity.