Caring For Life is a Christian charity that supports homeless or vulnerable people by providing accommodation, ongoing support, love and friendship for as long as they need it. The charity operates housing projects and therapeutic daytime activities at Crag House Farm, a working farm in North Leeds. The farm is also home to the public face of the charity which includes a restaurant, farm shop and garden centre.
Core has been providing IT support to Caring for Life since 2014 and has continued to develop a strong working relationship. Core has since introduced further facilities management services including waste management, energy procurement and day to day support for general maintenance through our estates support. Caring for Life can contact our Estates Helpdesk for reactive maintenance and our teams also advise on preventative maintenance and compliance. All services are aimed at improving operational efficiency and making sure as much of the charity’s budget can be used to support homeless and vulnerable people.
Caring for Life is here to catch people who fall. We provide an environment where they feel loved and respected and where they have an opportunity to develop life skills to help them move forward with their lives. There are lots of everyday tasks that we are happy to hand over to Core so that we can come in each day ready to deliver care without the distractions of dealing with waste providers or trying to find plumbers and electricians to fix things.
By outsourcing some of our operational services to Core we have more time and resources available to focus on making a difference to the people in our care.