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Can we help you?

The Care Workers Charity supports the welfare of current, former and retired care workers, who are experiencing financial hardship. The Care Workers Charity will only consider applications for financial assistance from people who satisfy the following criteria:

•          Worked within the UK Care Profession.

We will consider applications from individuals and their widows, widowers, partners, orphans or any other dependant of someone who has worked/ is working within the UK Care Profession in a REGISTERED DOMICILIARY or,  RESIDENTIAL CARE or SUPPORT LIVING service (as defined by CQC, CSSIW or SCRC)

•          Worked during one of the following four time frames:

i)          1 years continuous service if currently working in the industry

ii)         3 years continuous  service in the last 5 years

iii)        6 years continuous service in the last 10 years

iv)        Over 10 years in their working lifetime

•          Have tried to obtain other sources of funding, I.e:

Have visited and completed the benefits calculator and saved a copy of your report. (You could be missing out on financial help available to you through welfare benefits. This free and easy-to-use calculator can help you check what you might be entitled to.)

Have completed the Turn2us grants search (also available on the Turn2us website) and saved a copy of your report. (You could be missing out on financial and other support from grant-giving funds, based on your circumstances and needs.)


How to apply

Once you can confirm that you satisfy the above criteria, please use the documents at the bottom of the page to complete the application form. Applications will not be considered if they are incomplete or supporting evidence is missing. Please note we are limiting all grant applications to a maximum of £1,500 for the time being given the volume of applications.


Application Time

At present applications are taking approximately 4-8 weeks to be assessed. If your application is of an extremely urgent nature then please contact the office in the first instance before applying.



Due to the small nature of The Care Workers Charity we are unable to advise on other sources of support, you may however find the links below useful.


Useful Links

Citizens Advice Bureau
Money Advice Service
Pay Plan
National Debtline


Please send your completed application and supporting evidence to:

The Care Workers Charity
Hill Place House
55a High Street, Wimbledon Village 
SW19 5BA

Please do not use a signed for delivery service as office is the office is manned part time


Documents to submit application: