The Care Workers Charity

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Who we are

The Care Workers' Charity was founded in 2009 with the objective of supporting current and former care workers with one-off crisis grants. In 2020 we raised £3.2million and paid out almost £2million in Covid-19 Emergency Fund grants and over £200k in Crisis Grants to over 3,000 care workers in need.

There are almost 2 million care workers in the UK, contributing to one of the largest workforces, and caring for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

Care workers look after our society`s most vulnerable individuals, often for little reward. They spend their careers assisting others, but when circumstances change, sometimes it is the carers who need some help.

We provide grants to people who have worked in a paid role in the UK`s care sector and are involved in or support the provision of care. This includes people who have been involved in residential social care, home care, supported living care or day care. Staff of any role working in a care setting may be eligible for support. This includes care staff, domestic, back office and catering staff. Grants are not required to be paid back.


Crisis grants

One-off payment to support someone experiencing an unforeseen or life changing circumstance, such as bereavement, illness or injury and who has no resources to meet associated costs which could include funeral expenses, moving home, travel to hospital expenses, home repairs.

We provide crisis grants to people have worked in a paid role in the UK’s care sector and are involved in or support the provision of care. This includes people who have been involved in residential social care, home care, supported living care or day care.

Covid-19 Emergency Fund

202/21 have been difficult for everyone, but one of the worst hit sectors has been the care sector. Many care workers were launched head-first into this pandemic with inadequate equipment to protect themselves and others. Some suffered a loss of income due to self-isolation because of Covid-19, due to contracting the virus, childcare issues, losing a loved one to Covid-19 just to name a few. The CWC launched the Covid-19 Emergency Fund in March 2020 to provide financial aid to care workers with immediate needs. We have raised over £2million and have paid out almost £2million in grants to care workers in need.

Mental Health Support

The CWC is working towards a more holistic offering for care workers that doesn’t just involve financial aid and part of that progression is the introduction of Mental Health Support. We have now launched our Mental Health Support Programme which will be able to offer care workers struggling with mental health free treatment with qualified therapists.

 

Our Vision:
A UK where no care worker faces financial hardship alone.

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