We are delighted to announce that CABA have now joined us as Affinity Partners. We had the pleasure of Rachel Wesley speaking with us at the recent conference, where she discussed how we could improve mindfulness, self-compassion and wellbeing practices in the workplace for better mental health and happiness.

the caba story:

There are moments through life when everyone could do with a helping hand. We are caba and if you are an ACA student, an existing or former ICAEW member or a close family dependent, whether it’s the everyday or the exceptional, expected or out of the blue, we’re there for you.

We want everyone in our community to thrive, but sometimes things get in the way or they’re too overwhelming to handle alone. That’s where we come in. We champion wellbeing and work with you to provide the right support or advice so you can manage whatever’s in front of you, knowing that you’re not alone. Whilst we support the ICAEW community we’re independent, so you can talk to us about anything, openly and in complete confidence.

And why caba? We understand our community and profession well, wherever you work and in whatever capacity, so we are familiar with the pressures and demands you may be experiencing. We also understand that everyone is different, which is why we listen and get to know you first so together we can work out what will help you the most. Whether you are at the start of your career or beyond it, developing it or changing it; whether you want guidance on what to do next, practical skills for life, or advice on wellbeing; whether you need legal, financial or emotional support, we can help. And if we don’t have the answer, we’ll point you in the right direction. Either way, we simply want you to access the best options quickly and easily so you can carry on.

We were set up in 1886 by the profession to provide financial support to those who had fallen on hard times. Today, financial assistance is only a part of how we help. Our vision is that everyone in our community can fully participate in life. Our role is purely to support you on that journey or to catch you if you fall.


caba help the ICAEW chartered accountancy community thrive by equipping individuals with the practical, emotional or financial tools to manage whatever’s in front of them, from everyday situations to exceptional life-changing circumstances.