The Care Workers Charity

Help us to help care workers in crisis

Since 2020 we have awarded over £5 million to over 9000 care workers. We need your support to continue our work.
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For decades, care workers have struggled with income instability, with few able to build savings on their low pay to manage emergencies. When care workers are in crisis, CWCs Grant Programmes ensure that they receive appropriate financial and specialist support. Providing extra support to meet care workers basic needs gives individuals the resilience to maintain their delivery of high-quality care, demonstrates a commitment to the workforce that encourages skilled staff to remain in the sector, and encourages prospective staff with a sense of extra security.

Since 2020, The CWC has provided over £5 million in Crisis Grants, Covid-19, Funeral and Mental Wellbeing and Health grants to over 9000 care workers across the UK.

Supports for Individual Care Workers

1. Crisis Grant Programme: An average £500 grant combats food insecurity, prevents eviction, provides essential home goods and more. We ensure care workers basic needs are met, stop debts from spiraling and support their emotional wellbeing.

2. Funeral Grants: An average grant of £1,000 helps cover the large expense of saying goodbye to a loved one, decreasing financial anxiety during times of emotional anguish.

3. Mental Wellbeing and Health Support Programme (MWHS): Provides access to free, timely therapy with qualified professionals to help care workers process the trauma and burnout of working in care through the pandemic, along with other personal issues to increase their personal resiliency.

4. Mental Health First Aider Programme (MHFA): This professional development course provides care workers with a national accreditation to support the mental health of colleagues and even those in their care - equipping them with practical support identify signs of mental health issues, proactively listen, and signpost to specialised support.

We need your help to continue our work, so that care workers can continue to access our grants and the support they urgently need. Being a supporter member or sponsor, or fundraising for us are some of the ways you can help us provide a helping hand to care workers. Contact us for more information.

Disclaimer: The Care Workers' Charity will use all funds raised as required at the time.

About the charity

The Care Workers Charity supports the basic welfare of current and former retired care workers. As a vulnerable workforce, when life takes a turn for the worse, the Care Workers Charity can provide financial support and guidance to overcome inevitable challenges.

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