Modern Slavery Statement

Read our Modern Slavery Statement below.

Who are we?

Turn2us is the operating name of Elizabeth Finn Care (Charity number 207812). We are a national charity that has existed for 125 years. Our purpose it to provide help and support to people experiencing financial hardship. We offer practical information and support to people facing financial shocks and help people cope with life-changing events such as job loss, illness or bereavement.

The charity is the parent company of a wholly owned commercial subsidiary, Elizabeth Finn Homes Ltd (Company No. 5225008) (EFHL), which operates nine nursing and care homes, all rated either good or outstanding by the CQC.

The rents and profits from EFHL contribute to the running costs and delivery of the charitable objectives of Turn2us. In the financial year ending 31 March 2022, the charity had a total income of £6.08m of which £4.3m was contributed by Elizabeth Finn Homes Limited. We have around £56m invested in equities which is managed by two separate firms of financial managers. Our expenditure on charitable activities during the year was £9.7m.

Our head office is in Hammersmith, West London. Our nine care homes are based around England. Elizabeth Finn Homes Limited employs around 700 full time equivalent staff and Turn2us employs 67 full time equivalent staff.

This is our first Modern Slavery Statement.

Policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking

We have reviewed a number of our policies to ensure they include reference to the duties of the organisation and individual in relation to modern slavery. These include:

  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Equality Policy
  • Recruitment Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy
  • Bullying and Harassment Policy

Our Whistleblowing Policy provides that all staff should report any incident of wrongdoing within the organisation to the CEO and then the Chair. We have a dedicated Safeguarding Manager and a lead trustee for safeguarding, both of whom attend the Safeguarding Committee which meets quarterly.

We are currently developing an ethical investment policy which we anticipate will be presented to our Board’s meeting at the end of 2022 for immediate implementation. The policy will include provisions to ensure we do not invest in companies without anti-modern slavery measures in place.

Risk assessment and management

Our risks are managed by the Audit, Risk & Governance Committee and the Boards of EFHL and Turn2us. During the year, we will undertake a thorough risk assessment to gain a better understanding of the scale of the modern slavery risks within our operations and the source of these risks. Following this risk assessment, we anticipate that we will need to develop an action plan to mitigate against the identified risks.

Effective action taken to address modern slavery

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to creating and ensuring an inclusive, non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for all staff. All our care home staff are paid the real living wage. We provide safe and hygienic working environments and our staff receive regular and recorded health and safety training.

We aim not to contract with any supplier supporting modern day slavery and we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour as part of procurement process. We expect our suppliers to hold their own suppliers to the same high standards. However, we recognise that supply chains are opaque and, during the coming year, as part of the risk assessment process, we will review our due diligence processes to ensure their effectiveness in preventing us from contracting with a supplier who does not have their own robust anti-slavery measures in place.

Training on modern slavery and trafficking

All staff and trustees must undertake mandatory safeguarding training annually after which staff should understand key safeguarding concepts and types of harm and feel confident to act on safeguarding concerns.

During the coming year we will be strengthening the modern slavery aspects of the safeguarding training to heighten awareness of the risks of inadvertently supporting modern slavery.

Signed by

Signature of Thomas Lawson, CEO

Thomas Lawson, CEO

On behalf of the board

23 June, 2022

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