Care4all Celebrate Pilotlight Success

Published: 22-04-2015
Care4all Celebrate Pilotlight Success

Care4all, the local charity (part of the Care Plus Group family) that provides a wide range of services and support for older people and people with disabilities, has just completed a year long development programme with the London based charity, Pilotlight.

Pilotlight is a unique, capacity building charity offering free tailored strategic planning support to charities and social enterprises that are tackling disadvantage in the UK. Pilotlight match directors from charities and social enterprises with teams of senior business people and facilitate a year long engagement to plan for sustainability, development and growth. 

Pilotlight was founded by Jane Tewson in 1996 and since its inception has recruited more than 1000 business leaders to serve as mentors and coaches for over 400 charitable organisations, which work to help improve the lives of more than 3.6 million people, from children with learning disabilities to isolated older people.

Jo Barnes, Care4all Managing Director, said “Being part of the Pilotlight programme was a great experience for Care4all and within the last year we have become much more business-like and ready for the challenges and the opportunities of the future”

David Hilditch, Chair of the Care4all Board of Trustees, went on to say “The Pilotlight Team are a fantastic group of highly experienced and knowledgeable business people who give up their time to support developing organisations to become more strategically focussed and clear about their future growth plans. I would highly recommend the Pilotlight Programme to other local charities and social enterprises”

Care4all are a local charity that aims to enrich the lives of people with disabilities and older people. The charity provides a range of great services, ranging from day-support options to a comprehensive personal assistant scheme and a meals on wheels project. To find out more about what care4all offers, please visit, or call 01472 571100.



Above from left: Karen Tait, Care4all Business Support Manager, David Hilditch, Chair of Care4all, Jo Barnes, Care4all Managing Director, Sarah Redhead, Pilotlight Team, Alex Hone, Pilotlight Team, Crystal Pleeth, Pilotlight Project Manager


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