CABA commemorates 130 years of supporting past and present ICAEW members and their families. 

CABA is today celebrating its 130th anniversary, having first formed in 1886. It is recognising the day by showcasing the organisation’s evolution, showing its development from a financial support organisation to a wide-ranging wellbeing charity. The growth emphasises its ability to support past and present ICAEW members and its global community of over 500,000 people. 

CABA has also considered the challenges it faces over the next 10 years and the organisation believes the continued changes to welfare provision, and balancing this against the needs of members, will see its already wide range of services grow even further. It also expects to see the continuation of the trend of ICAEW members wanting to give back; with this sentiment growing strongly in the past few years.

Since 1886, CABA has strengthened its offering and now takes a holistic approach towards wellbeing, recognising the pressures faced by those living and working in today’s complex, fast paced, and digital world. CABA has released its story which shows how it has evolved to meet present needs and how the organisation is positioned to meet future challenges. The CABA story is available to view and download on the website.

Kath Haines, CABA’s Chief Executive commented on the anniversary: “CABA has changed significantly over its 130-year history, and it’s great to see how the needs of past and present ICAEW members and their families can be met in such a diverse and wide-ranging way.”

“CABA has a plethora of support services and a clear strategy to help more past and present ICAEW members and their families by 2020. The future looks bright for CABA and I am sure we will continue to help more and more people over the next 130 years.”

CABA is able to support ICAEW members and their families for life – throughout training and into retirement. This support covers a wide focus, with help available to address financial, physical, emotional and career development needs. This holistic support emphasises how wellbeing is at the heart of everything CABA does – whether a listening ear is needed or more complex support for past and present ICAEW members and their families in more than 160 countries.