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Esme's story

Esme went through a rough patch in her life, when she was forced to sell her house after being made redundant and out of work for a year. The move from her home to rented accommodation was tough on Esme, and the process left her without many basic items she had previously been able to rely upon. The Care Workers Charity was able to support Esme with some essential home furnishings.Read more

Vienna's Story

Due to increasingly painful rheumatoid arthritis, Vienna became unable to wash using her bath. Fear of what friends, colleagues and those she cares for would think when they hugged and smelt her, led her to become isolated. The Care Workers Charity awarded a grant to help Vienna regain her confidence with a walk-in shower.Read more

Rachel’s story

Rachel's world was turned upside down when her son had an accident, leaving him in hospital for two weeks. Receiving an income wasn’t Rachel's priority at the time, but lacking a sustainable income meant she was struggling to keep top of her bills and she was barely eating. The Care Workers Charity awarded Rachel a grant to help keep up with essential living costs and travel arrangements to the hospital.Read more

Lauren's story

Lauren was 12 years into her career in care when she fled domestic violence with her son. She had to reduce her hours at work and was living in temporary accommodation. Lauren was supported by her local council in finding a permanent property a few miles away from her son’s school. However, the property was unfurnished and the floorboards were bare. After completing an application, we awarded Lauren a grant to pay for the installation of carpets.Read more

Claire and Georgie's story

Claire's daughter, Georgie, has a condition that requires huge amounts of care and physiotherapy. Attending numerous appointments was impacting heavily on work and family life. The Care Workers Charity was able to support Claire to build a home physiotherapy room for Georgie to receive her daily treatment.Read more

The Essential Carers' Guide (2018)

Do you know the difference between a care worker and carer? Often the terms are used interchangeably, and although their roles do overlap, there's a significant difference between them. Click here to discover why.Read more

Palliative Care: A Helpful Guide (2018)

Being diagnosed with an incurable illness is a traumatic time, both for the individual concerned and their loved ones. At such an emotional time, it can be hard to focus on getting the care and support you need. Let's take a look at your options.Read more

Respite Care: The Essential Guide (2018)

While caring can be hugely rewarding, it's also important that carers and care workers remain healthy themselves. This is where respite care plays an important role. Read on to discover how it may help you.Read more

Care Workers' Guide (2018)

Are you a caring person who enjoys helping those in need? If so, care work may be your perfect career.Read more