Mobilise, a digital platform that provides access to knowledge, expertise, and skills for the 13.5 million unpaid carers in the UK, has secured investment from Ufi Ventures as part of a £400k funding round.
Mobilise work with Local Authorities to help identify and provide support to unpaid carers in their communities; harnessing their collective knowledge, wisdom and expertise and empowering them to thrive through online skills sharing and support.
With one in five carers finding that they need to stop work to care for loved ones, Mobilise’s service is crucial in helping people to better cope with their role as a carer while also maintaining employment.
We are excited to be supporting Mobilise at this point in their journey; helping them to expand and reach even more unpaid carers across the UK.
The business is aligned with Ufi Venture’s focus on funding digital tech that supports the supply of knowledge and skills in sectors that are key to the wellbeing of society.
Supporting communities with access to skills and support, especially those that experience significant persistent challenges, such as unpaid carers, is critical.
James Townsend, CEO and Co-Founder, said:
Caring is universal. The challenges faced by unpaid carers affect us all. Our mission is to build a global community in which people with caring roles can support each other not just to care, but to care and thrive.
The investment and support from Ufi Ventures will help us equip carers with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities and challenges of caring; to understand the impact we are having; and ultimately to transform what it is to have a caring role.
In the video below, Director of Ufi Ventures, Helen Gironi, caught up with James to talk about the investment and find out more about Mobilise’s plans for the future.
You can find out more about Mobilise at www.mobiliseonline.co.uk