WELCOME TO THE SAGA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION The Saga Charitable Foundation
The Saga Charitable Foundation was set up in 2012 to be the principal umbrella for all of Saga's charitable activities.
The Foundation raises funds for our existing charities - the Saga Charitable Trust, which helps underprivileged communities in developing countries, and the Saga Respite for Carers Charitable Trust which provides breaks for family carers living in the UK. More detail on both of these charities is provided below.
In addition, the Foundation commissions and undertakes research into the lives of the over 50s, examining issues such as income, employment and inflation, as well as focusing on quality of life, health and well-being of the nation's over 50s.
Through the promotion and publication of this research, the Foundation aims to help educate opinion formers so they take issues affecting the over 50s into account when making public policy decisions. The Foundation also aims to help advise and inform over 50s on a variety of public policy matters and, by doing so, benefit the lives of Britain's 21 million people aged 50 and over.
The Saga Charitable Foundation is a UK registered charity (No. 1147124).
SAGA CHARITABLE TRUST
Founded by Saga Holidays, the Saga Charitable Trust's mission is to benefit underprivileged communities at destinations in developing countries that host Saga holidaymakers. It does this by supporting projects that deliver health and welfare benefits, and by providing the skills and opportunities for communities to become self sufficient and ultimately to help break the cycle of poverty.
The Saga Charitable Trust funds four key areas - education, training, healthcare and income generation. The trust works closely with local communities to identify programmes, and by directly targeting local needs it is able to make a real and sustainable difference.
SAGA RESPITE FOR CARERS TRUST
Saga Respite for Carers Trust was established to give unpaid carers a much needed break, by providing hundreds of free holidays every year for the carer and a travelling companion, whilst ensuring continuity of care for their loved ones in the form of paid respite.
Care funding in the UK is in crisis and more and more families are forced into providing care for their loved ones within their own homes. Family carers save our economy billions each and every year, but despite suffering from seven of the top ten workplace stresses, they often receive little to no funding or support.
Government has repeatedly claimed to boost funding for respite breaks for carers, but their failure to ring-fence additional money has left many providing care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year without a break from their caring responsibilities.