GSK describe how their industry works with local communities, strengthening community partnerships to support community wellbeing in Hertfordshire. Example of Carers in Hertfordshire, GSK Impact Award winner.
The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding, training and development for charities doing excellent work to improve people's health and wellbeing. They are funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King's Fund. The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million. The 2020 GSK IMPACT Awards are now closed. Shortlisting will take place in October and all applicants will receive notification in mid-November.
We support local charities that help our employees link the products we make on site with patients in the local communities. Through site fundraisers and fund matching – over the years, we have raised money for charities such as BreatheEasy, HertsAid, Terrance Higgins Trust, MacMillan Coffee mornings, CHIPS, and Save the Children – our GSK nominated charity
Individuals and teams across PSC Ware have taken part in some great Orange Days this year so far and we wanted to showcase some of the great work that people are doing for the local community. Here’s just some of the things that people have been up to: In August, RSC Assembly helped out at the Hertfordshire and Essex Air Ambulance warehouse, sorting out donations, sizing up clothes and a general tidy up. They have also done painting, decorating and garden tending at Woodson Park, The Ware Priory and Southern Maltings. In July, RSC Packing received great feedback from the local community when they split up into groups and took part in a number of activities at local schools and a litter collection along the tow path. In April, teams from across site took part in an Orange Day simultaneously in three locations in Ware doing tasks such as building sheds, shifting rubble, painting floors/walls, giving the local track and field facilities a spring clean and even flower planting in the town centre.
At GSK Ware, we provide inspiring and engaging programmes to support students from primary school to post-graduate; we run Work Experience programmes and our STEM ambassadors visit local schools and career fairs to discuss what we do at Ware, support Science Week events.
To inspire young people into GSK careers, with focus on Apprentice, IP, and Graduate programmes, to help to develop our talent pipeline for the future.
Target group: 11-18 year olds. 8 closest secondary schools targeted, plus wider coverage. Involvement of all STEM Ambassadors on site, including the people on our Early Talent programmes.
Key activities: 2 work experience programmes, 2 mentoring programmes, apprenticeship open evening, career fairs and apprentice talks in local schools (in response to requests), GMS representation at regional science fair.
GSK and Kings fund partnership to support excellence in impact on health in vol sector.
Important with partnerships that there are shared values. With this partnership it is making an impact on the health of beneficiaries that is a shared value.
Being able to demonstrate impact key to gaining access to partnership.
Being able to showcase your work in an accessible format.
Benefits to us of the partnership that we knew when we applied.
What we have actually seen.
What I have personally as a leader experienced.
These are awards recognising the work of the voluntary sector but they open doors to partnerships.
Each briefly share one experience of either a successful partnership or one that you tried but failed to establish. We can learn a lot from what didn’t work as well as what did so don’t feel only positive experience can be shared. What were the challenges, the benefits and what did you learn from it that you can share with others.
Feedback 3 key pieces of Advice for people wanting to establish partnerships such as this. How can you put those into practice in your situation.
Model for collaboration: GSK and Carers in Hertfordshire
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GSK – UK Footprint
Total contribution to UK
in R&D (2015),
25% of our
Operating in the UK for over
Committed to reducing the environmental impact of
operations along our entire supply chain
31% reduction in CO2 emissions
28% reduction in total energy used
80 fold increase in renewable energy
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Supporting our Local Charity and Communities at our Ware site
We support local and global charities through various fundraising events organised by
employees throughout the year.
Supporting our Local Charity and Community at our Ware site
A GSK Orange Day gives our employees one day off each year to volunteer for
their chosen local community project.
Supporting our Local Charity and Community at our Ware site
STEM Programme with local schools
The 2019 GSK IMPACT Awards are now closed.
The 2020 GSK IMPACT Awards will open for applications in July 2019.
To receive details, please complete the enquiries form at:
Carers in Hertfordshire
GSK Impact Award
Health and Wellbeing Manager
• Carers in Hertfordshire supports all Carers who live, work or care in Hertfordshire,
regardless of their age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, impairment, location, or severity or
type of need.
• Our vision is that of a society that sees, understands and values caring and Carers: that
Carers are well informed, empowered and respected and have choice and control over
all aspects of their caring role. Carers in Hertfordshire is an organisation for Carers, led
by Carers, with Carers at the heart of everything we do.
Health Impact of Caring in
• In our 2018 Survey of 1434 carers:
Why A GSK Impact Award?
• External recognition of our work that was robust and recognised by key stakeholders
• Access to quality communications support
• Access to high quality leadership training from the Kings Fund
Carers in Hertfordshire have been fantastic in pushing us as a CCG and working with us to identify the unknown unknown carers.
Dr Nicolas Small Chair of HVCCG
• Access to Three day Leadership Training at Kings Fund
• Raised profile locally and Nationally, specifically highlighting the health impact of our work.
• CEO became part of the Cascading Leadership Program
• Ongoing membership of the leadership network- a safe space to share good practice and reflect.
• Unrestricted funding of £30K, now been increased!
• Offers from GSK to the network have included – pro-bono legal support, IT equipment.
• An increased opportunity to reflect and work on leadership
• An increased understanding of the organisational impact and how we measure and improve it.
• Greater ability to use the national recognition to lever local action.
• Increased confidence in my own leadership abilities.
Carers in Hertfordshire,
The Red House,
119 Fore Street,
Tel: 01992 58 69 69
Over to You…..
• The Challenges?
• The Benefits?
• Key Advice from what you know?
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