Sleep-in Judgement AnnouncedThe Care Workers’ Charity is very disappointed in the Supreme Court ruling today which has denied sleep-in care workers the right to receive a full minimum wage for their shifts.
Our Top 10 Writing Competition EntriesWe received 130 competition entries - thank you to everyone who got involved this year. All entries were fantastic to read and picking our winners was a challenge. We are delighted to share with you our top ten entries.
Person Centred Software Announces New Charity of the Year PartnerPerson Centred Software reveals recent philanthropic efforts with nearly £20,000 donated to good causes in the last 12 months One of the UK’s leading providers of digital care systems to the social care sector has revealed the results of its recent philanthropic efforts, having donated nearly £20,000 to good causes it cares about in the ...
Skills for Care takes on ‘STEPtember’Skills for Care takes on ‘STEPtember’ The incredible team at Skills for Care spent the month of September getting active for The Care Workers’ Charity. The aim was to have members took part in walking, running or cycling 2,800 miles- which is equivalent to the length of the England Coastal Path. However, they have absolutely smashed ...
Professional Care Workers Week 1st – 4th SeptemberDuring 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 JourneySunrise 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.
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 TargetSince 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 to work due to contracting Covid-19.
Jeffrey Long MBE Walks for CarersJeffrey 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. ...
CWC LAUNCHES GRANT FOR CAR REPAIRSWe 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 PandemicIn 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 hitThe 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 GalleryRunway 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 DirectorPreviously 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’ wayAvery 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’ PoemWe 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 MilesThis 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 LimitWe 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 PoemHere, 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 CharityThe 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 £140,000We'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.
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 PartnershipThe 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 ChallengeDue 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’ CompetitionWould 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 ComeWe 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 2018Make 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 LaunchOur 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.
My Story – Isabel ToweyWe 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 lifeIt 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 ChallengeCare 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.
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