Lauren's story 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. For Lauren, it was important to transform her flat from a shell into a somewhere she and her son could begin making new memories together. She completed a grant search on the Turn2Us website and was signposted to The Care Workers Charity. After completing an application, we awarded Lauren a grant to pay for the installation of carpets. “The new carpet was the icing on the cake after we managed to find a new place so soon after moving out. Our home is a safe place and a castle that my son and I have so much pride in”. We invited Lauren to speak at our Champion’s conference in March because she wanted to empower other care sector employees to speak up about their experiences of domestic abuse. Her passion for The Care Worker’s Charity’s cause shone throughout her speech. If you are employed in the care sector and would like to be involved in our Champion's volunteer initiative, head over to our Champion's page. How we can help you Our confidential grants service is here to help you on your rainy day by preventing you from facing financial hardship alone. If you are working in or retired from the care sector and are experiencing financial hardship brought upon by an expected or sudden drop income, ill health, injury, bereavement, changes in living circumstances or a relationship breakdown then we may be able to provide a one off grant. Please visit our grants page to find out more.