Carers need to be supported too. So that’s what we're here for. Our health and carer support is free, impartial and strictly confidential. And it’s not just here for past and present ICAEW members, family members can take advantage of our services too.
Navigating local services
Making sense of the benefits system and applying for what you’re entitled to is no easy task. Our dedicated carer support officers can help you to deal effectively with social services and the NHS.
Adaptations and equipment
Our grants and donations can help you pay for home adaptations, respite care and specialist equipment and mobility aids. We can also arrange an Occupational Therapist visit to carry out an assessment and discuss your needs and the available options. Our support officers can help you understand and act on the recommendations.
End of life and bereavement support
Dealing with end of life can be a challenging time. We can support you with information about care and links to services, as well as practical considerations, such as funeral grants and someone to turn to.
24-hour emotional support
When it gets tough, we’re here to offer a listening ear. Talk to our trained counsellors anytime online or on the phone to talk through your concerns, regain perspective and to see a way forward.
Telephone friendship service
If you’re aged 60 and over and feeling lonely or isolated, we can introduce you to a befriender. You can chat, swap stories and spend time on the phone each week.
CABA is working in partnership with Dementia UK to provide you and your family access to Admiral Nurses via Dementia UK’s helpline, Admiral Nursing Direct. Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who offer emotional and practical support to families living with dementia, helping them to live more positively in the present and face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.
Residential care top up fees
We're now able to offer support with the 'top up' costs of residential care. In some circumstances we may also be able to help with care costs at home. To find out if you or someone you care for is eligible for this support, contact us today. Our carer support officers are on hand to advise and help you and your loved ones find the care that’s right for you.
Support for people with autism
We've teamed up with The National Autistic Society to provide expert support for people on the autism spectrum and their families. From emotional support through the parent-to-parent telephone service, to education rights advice, there's a wide range of tailored support available to help families dealing with autism spectrum disorders take on new challenges together.
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Your questions answered
Who is eligible for support?
CABA supports past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)1, ACA students2, ICAEW
Are your services means tested?
Most of CABA's services are not means tested, however, we will consider someone’s income if financial assistance is required.
I am an accountant, but not a member of ICAEW, can you still help?
Our services are available to past and present ICAEW members, their carers and their families.
CABA has supported me in the past; will I be able to receive support from CABA again?
We understand that circumstances change. If you have received advice and support from us in the past there are no time limits or restrictions preventing you from receiving support from us again.