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.
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.
Lorraine begun her career in care aged 19 and since then, has specialised in caring for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities and has also become an experienced dementia practitioner. Lorraine’s disabled facilities grant was not going to cover the costs of the home adaptations she needed to live independently in her own home, so Lorraine approached CWC.
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.
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.
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.