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  • SUPPORT THE CARE WORKERS’ CHARITY MENTAL HEALTH GRANTS APPEAL SUPPORT THE CARE WORKERS’ CHARITY MENTAL HEALTH GRANTS APPEAL Research from The Care Workers’ Charity report called “The Beating Heart of Care: Supporting Care Workers Better” shows that the mental health of care and support workers was suffering before the coronavirus existed. The findings reported care workers are finding themselves in-work poverty, and worse, suffering from mental health issues due to their low paid ...
  • Professional Care Workers Week 1st – 4th September During the first week of September we want the social care sector to come together (virtually of course) to celebrate Professional Care Workers Week. Professional Care Workers Week has been designed to bring the sector together and to appreciate the outstanding efforts of care and support workers.
  • Sunrise and Gracewell Very Own ‘Bradley Wiggins’ Starts Epic 1206 mile Journey Sunrise and Gracewell very own Bradley Wiggins, Phil Andrews, has laid down the gauntlet to raise a staggering £5,000 for The Care Workers' Charity by virtually cycling 1206 miles to and from the group's 46 homes. This epic challenge and journey will virtually take him from Greater Manchester to Sway in Hampshire.
  • SOCIAL CARE WORKERS EXCLUSION, YET ANOTHER KICK IN THE TEETH FOR THE CARE SECTOR. SOCIAL CARE WORKERS EXCLUSION, YET ANOTHER KICK IN THE TEETH FOR THE CARE SECTOR SOCIAL CARE WORKERS EXCLUSION, YET ANOTHER KICK IN THE TEETH FOR THE CARE SECTOR. By Karolina Gerlich, Executive Director of The Care Workers Charity. The sector has rallied during this Covid-19 national crisis. We were hoping that care workers would be recognised, so it was very disappointing to hear the government’s statement on immigration. Post-Brexit ...
  • The Care Workers' Charity presents their Going the Extra Mile event. The Care Workers’ Charity presents their Going the Extra Mile event. The Care Workers’ Charity presents their Going the Extra Mile event. Sponsored by Avery Healthcare, Cinnamon Care Collection and Oakland Care, this year the format has changed, it’s all online via an app. What is the challenge? Over a period of 4 weeks (20th July – 14th August) colleagues and teams will compete to earn ...
  • CARE WORKERS’ CHARITY HITS THEIR £2 MILLION POUND TARGET CARE WORKERS’ CHARITY HITS THEIR £2 MILLION POUND TARGET The Care Workers’ Charity has successfully reached their £2 million pound fundraising target to support care workers in need due to Covid-19. Since the lockdown was announced thousands of individuals, businesses, and charity organisations have donated to The Care Workers’ Charity Covid-19 Emergency Fund, set up to support care workers who are shielding, self-isolating, unable ...
  • Jeffrey Long MBE Walk for Carers Jeffrey Long MBE Walks for Carers Jeffrey Long MBE ‘Walk for Carers’ saw the 88 year old visit care homes in the Bradford District to raise awareness of the heroic efforts of social care workers. Jeffrey is an 88 year old veteran,who is a well-practiced fundraiser. His most recent fundraising escapade has been to raise money for The Care Workers’ Charity. ...
  • PARTNERSHIP WITH ACCESS EARLYPAY SCHEME AGREED CARE WORKERS TO BENEFIT FROM AGREED PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ACCESS EARLYPAY SCHEME Access EarlyPay supports The Care Worker’s Charity By Abhishek Agrawal, Director of Access EarlyPay Whilst regarded as key-workers, those in the care sector often have to put up with low wages. It is no surprise that an unexpected expense or having had to take some time off sick can put care workers in serious financial ...
  • CWC LAUNCHED GRANT FOR CARE REPAIRS CWC LAUNCHES GRANT FOR CAR REPAIRS We have just launched our car repair grant. Grant awards are typically limited to a maximum of £500. Maximum grants for daily living costs are limited to £250. In addition to care repairs we may also be able to assist with: Daily living expenses Essential whitegoods Essential household items Moving costs Health improvement aids and ...
  • How to manage mental health in a Pandemic In a Pandemic, which has claimed over 36,000 lives in the UK, it is not just physical health that has been impacted upon, but mental wellbeing too. A recent paper published by The Centre for Mental Health provides a powerful illustration of what might be to come.
  • One million pound target hit The Care Workers’ Charity has successfully reached its 1 million pound fundraising target in just six weeks to support care workers in need due to Coronavirus.
  • Runway Gallery Runway Gallery, founded and run by artist SYRETT, is taking action during the COVID-19 global pandemic by donating 25% of all online sales during the current coronavirus lockdown period in the UK to support The Care Workers’ Charity’s Emergency Crisis Grant Fundraiser.
  • New Executive Director Previously CEO of Nacas Karolina took up her position at the Care Workers Charity on the 23rd March to work on policy and campaigning, including research and the Professional Care Workers’ Day to the Care Workers Charity.
  • Going the extra mile in ‘Avery’ way Avery Healthcare has been a great supporter of the charity for a number of years. As a partner and sponsor of CWC, so far they have raised over £50,000 to help support care workers across the UK.
  • ‘The Extra Mile’ Poem We are excited to publish another poem from our care worker writing competition. This poem was submitted by Rebecca Skermer and provides a touching account of what it means to work in care.
  • “CWC Awards 2018” Winners Announced! The Awards were introduced to acknowledge and reward the exceptional contributions of some of our most dedicated supporters; people whose help might otherwise go unrecognised.
  • Going an Extra 952 Miles This heartwarming story was written by Julie Burt at Elizabeth Finn Care Homes in Halliwell, Tunbridge Wells. Julie beautifully documented a surprise dinner, organised for Florence, a 92 year old resident.
  • Sky’s the Limit We are delighted to share an inspiring story submitted to our writing competition by Sue Ann Balcombe. Sue Ann is the General Manager at the Priscilla Wakefield House care home. Thank you for sharing your incredible journey with us, Sue Ann!
  • A Carer’s Story and Poem Here, we're excited to publish the second winner from our care worker writing competition. This story and poem were submitted by Diane Thompson and provide a moving account of what it means to work in care. Congratulations Diane.
  • Congratulations to Our Writing Competition Winner! We're excited to announce our latest care worker writing competition winning entry, by Chris Woodward! This creative poem really gets to the heart of what it means to work in care and the hardships that many clients, or loved ones, may face.
  • Alex Ramamurthy to step down as CEO of The Care Workers Charity The Care Workers Charity (CWC) announces that Alex Ramamurthy is to stand down as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 30th November 2018, having led the Charity through a two-year transformation period which resulted in CWC winning Change Project of the Year.
  • The CWC: Charity Times Award Winners 2018! The Care Workers Charity is extremely proud to announce its award for ‘Change Project of the Year’ at the 2018 Charity Times Awards. Having also been shortlisted as ‘Charity of the Year’ for an income of up to £1 million, such recognition re-affirms our commitment to ensuring that no care worker ever faces financial hardship alone.
  • The Care Sector Ball Raises £140,000 We're excited to announce that Hallmark Care Homes, in association with Care England, raised a staggering £140,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Care Workers Charity at a glittering fundraising event in Mayfair.
  • The Care Workers Charity Selected as Beneficiary of Charity Ball At the prestigious event in Mayfair, Hallmark Care Homes in association with Care England will attempt to raise £100,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Care Workers Charity.
  • Care Workers ‘Going The Extra Mile’ The Care Workers Charity is constantly seeking ways to shine a light on the dedication and commitment of care industry professionals. Often care staff work long hours in stressful environments, pouring their passion into work that they regard as more of a calling than a job.
  • £120,000 CareTech Foundation Partnership The Care Workers Charity is excited to announce a new partnership with the CareTech Foundation! The collaboration, worth £120,000, will not only help The Care Workers Charity fulfil its primary mission of ensuring that no care worker ever faces financial hardship alone.
  • Three Peaks Challenge Due to the hard work and dedication of all participants, The Care Workers Charity is delighted to announce that this year’s challenge raised an impressive £35,698!
  • ‘Glad to Care’ Competition Would you like to win a fabulous holiday with Haven? The Care Workers Charity is delighted to be working with Person Centred Software to launch the #GladtoCare competition, offering one lucky care worker the chance to win a fantastic break. Click here for more details.
  • Tomorrow May Never Come We recently held a writing competition, asking those in the care sector to tell us about their vivid experience whilst at work. We were glad to receive more articles than we expected and were really touched by all the stories we read. We will be publishing a number of those articles over the coming weeks.
  • CWC at the Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo 2018 Make sure you don’t miss out on our headline speaker, Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Care and other highly-anticipated seminars from the likes of: Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at CQC; and Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England.
  • CWC Champion Training Launch Our Champions are our volunteers, they are our eyes and ears in care communities across the UK acting as ambassadors, telling people about CWC and helping them to access our services
  • Wish I’d Done it Sooner! I started in February 2017 and I was nervous. I started in the Adams Unit which cares for young disabled and young dementia. I thought this was strange as I had always thought of care homes only having elderly people in them.
  • Hallmark Care Homes pledge to raise £100,000 for charity Employees from Hallmark Care Homes' 17 homes and Central Support Office are embarking on fundraising activities for the two causes, with the aim of raising £50,000 for each life-changing charity.
  • My Story – Isabel Towey We were glad to receive more articles than we expected and were really touched by all the stories we read. We will be publishing a number of those articles over the coming weeks. Today we are pleased to announce the second of our winners, Isabel Towey, who is another Home Instead Care Giver from Torquay. Great work Isabel!
  • The new direction that changed my life It was the breakthrough moment I will never forget. My client had had a difficult night, which had turned into an even more difficult morning. Disorientated, upset and confused, he didn’t know where he was, whether it was day or night, or where his wife was.
  • CWC is supporting the Care Innovation Challenge Care Innovation Challenge: Bringing innovative and creative minds to match the biggest problems facing the care sector. The Care Workers Charity (CWC) is supporting the Care Innovation Challenge. CWC's CEO, Alex Ramamurthy, is one of the founding members.
  • CWC Cycle Challenge raises £24k A woman who agreed to cycle 75 miles to raise money for care workers in need has admitted the scale of The Care Workers Charity challenge shocked her and was even greater than giving birth.
  • Care Workers Charity Writing Competition We are excited to announce a new writing competition to allow our wonderful champions and care staff an opportunity to share their hard work with the wider community. Personal stories really help to showcase the passion that is put into care, this is a message that as a charity we wish to share. 
  • Bedtime is now ‘happy time’ after CWC bought new beds for care worker’s children The Care Workers Charity, which gives financial support to care workers when they fall on hard times, has stepped in to help a family who couldn’t afford new beds and bedding for their children and newborn baby.
  • CWC named Hartford Care’s Charity of the Year 2017/18 I am delighted to announce that Hartford Care’s charity of the year from 1st April 2017 will be The Care Workers Charity.
  • CEO speaks at National Care Awards We are proud to announce that the National Care Awards supported us again this year at the Hilton Metropole and we would like to to say a special thank you to Richard Hawkins and his team at Hawker publications for their continued support.