Harry’s Pledge first birthday and Carers Week

Published: 7th June 2021

Today is the first day of Carers Week and it’s a very special day as it marks one year since the launch of Harry’s Pledge – a nationwide commitment launched by fellow housing association, Longhurst Group.

Harry’s Pledge is named in honour of Harry Charlesworth, a six-year-old whose birth disability of quadriplegic cerebral palsy means he has significant caring needs. His grandmother is Julie Doyle, CEO of Longhurst Group, and Julie, along with her family, have been determined that the focus on the difference made by carers during the Coronavirus pandemic provides long-term impact.

Since signing up to Harry’s Pledge we have committed to the following four goals:

  • Being a supportive employer to people that have caring responsibilities.
  • Making our offices and community spaces as accessible as possible.
  • Building more fully-accessible homes.
  • Further promotion of care as a professional career and lobbying for changes in status, pay and rewards for carers.

You can find out more about Harry’s Pledge at