About The Care Workers Charity 

    Care workers look after society’s most vulnerable individuals. They spend their careers assisting others, but when circumstances change, sometimes it is the carers who need some help. 

    CWC was founded in 2009 with the objective of supporting current and former care workers with one-off hardship grants. In 2018 we awarded over £150,000 in grants to almost 400 care workers - nearly four times as many people as in 2017. In 2019 we expect to award nearly £250,000. 

    The Care Workers Charity believes that no care worker should face financial hardship alone. 

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    How can we help? 

    We provide hardship grants to the individuals who have worked in registered residential care, home care or supported living services, as defined by the Care Quality Commission, Care Inspectorate Wales, Care Inspectorate Scotland or RQIA (Northern Ireland). 

    We offer two types of grants, typically limited to £500:

    • Essential needs grants

    One-off payment towards the cost of an item or a need necessary to sustain the basic health, or to improve a poor quality of life of the person or family - for example, essential appliances, keeping a home warm, essential household requirements or health improvement aids. 

    • Crisis grants

    One-off payment to support someone experiencing an unforeseen or life changing circumstance, such as bereavement, illness or injury and who has no resources to meet associated costs which could include funeral expenses, moving home, travel to hospital expenses, home repairs. 

    For more information and to find out if you are eligible for one of our grants, please click 'Grants' button above the video. 

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    Information and Advice

    Our website includes information and advice on issues such as money, debt, health & wellbeing:

    Money and Debt Advice

    Health and Wellbeing 

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    CWC Champions

    Champions are our volunteers who focus solely on raising awareness of CWC amongst their colleagues. You can find out more about this role and our new volunteer opportunities here

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    Contact Us

    For information about our grants, please visit our website or email [email protected]

    For anything else, please get in touch here

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