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CARM (Caring All together on Romney Marsh) provides
support and services to older and vulnerable people on Romney Marsh and parts of rural Ashford. Our stated mission is to support
people living on Romney Marsh and its surrounding rural areas who are socially isolated. Through this support we aim to improve
people's well-being, to help people remain independent for longer and to enhance the quality of life of the rural communities where
we operate. In pursuing this mission we will treat people with dignity and respect.
Through the dedication of our
skilled and highly committed volunteers we have a significant positive impact on the lives of local older and vulnerable people
and by virtue of our services we improve people's access to all health and welfare services.
The villages and
small towns of the Marsh and the south of Ashford borough each have their own identity and character. People retiring to an
area do not always have easy access to family and local support networks and that's where we come in.
a registered charity (no. 1067189 registered in 1997), supported by a board of trustees bringing a range of professional expertise
and local knowledge.
In seeking to clearly articulate
the value of our services we have produced an Impact Assessment Schedule which carefully identifies the positive
impact each of our services have on specific key strategic health issues and social welfare concerns. Importantly,
the Impact Schedule assigns a value to some of these in terms of real and immediate savings on the public purse and the likely
costs which will fall to the state in the longer term if these services are discontinued. The document, we believe, presents
a compelling case for long term and sustained public funding.
Download our Impact Assessment
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