CABA helps record number of accountants, according to report
The Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association (CABA) helped a record number of accountants in 2015, according to its latest report.
The charity, which provides support for members of ICAEW, supported over 13,000 people in 2015, an increase of 135 per cent on 2014.
According to the report, 1,200 people received personal support, whilst over 2,000 people received training on the charity’s personal and professional development courses. Around 4,000 people attended joint events with ICAEW, and over 6,000 used CABA’s online tools.
The charity offered financial support to ICAEW members, providing over £1 million in grants and donations, and also helped those experiencing financial difficulties.
CABA Chief Executive, Kath Haines, said that the charity’s highlights over the last year include helping 88 people to get back into paid employment and 20 people to set up their own business.
“We are delighted to be able to help a variety of people with different wellbeing issues, and see how our advice and support can guide them to a successful career and a healthy life in the future,” she said.
The charity is continuing to provide support over the next year and has just launched several new services on its website, including a section on wellbeing.
According to Haines, the charity is hoping to expand its services.
“Over 500,000 people across the globe are eligible for CABA’s support, and over the next year we hope to expand our offering even further,” she said.