The Care Workers Charity

COVID-19 Care Workers Crisis Grants

Care Workers are at the frontline of the coronavirus crisis, caring for societys most vulnerable and most susceptible to the disease. If a care worker needs to self-isolate, they will fall into desperate need. Any help will go a long way.
raised of £2,000,000 target
by 17379 supporters
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COVID-19 is one of the biggest crises our generation will see in its lifetime. Care workers are at the frontline of this, caring for the most vulnerable people in our society who are most susceptible to the disease. If a care worker needs to self-isolate, they will fall into desperate need. For this reason, we need more funds for extra emergency grants.

There are almost 2 million care workers in the UK, contributing to one of the largest workforces. They spend their careers assisting others, but when circumstances change, sometimes it is the care workers who need help.

The Grants Programme is our core charitable offer and the main source of our impact. In 2019, CWCs Grants Programme awarded 532 grants to care workers worth just over £181,000. There is a significant unmet need among care workers who require support and we had nearly 1,400 applicants last year alone.

We will receive a large number of applications for help in the coming weeks and need extra funds to help with the increased demand. Any help you can give will go a long way. This is not going to be an easy journey, but together we can make it.

Help us keep the UK caring.

#Care4Carers #EmergencyGrants

Please note a £200,000 donation was made and is included in the above fundraising total. Some of this donation is to be used for the regular CWC crisis grants as well as the covid-19 grants.

Please also note that some of your donations may go towards operational costs specific to Covid-19 Emergency Fund so we can ensure effective and efficient distribution of grants. This means we will be able to process applications as quickly as possible therefore helping as many care workers as we can through this difficult time. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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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