Rachel’s story Rachel's story Rachel had worked with a home care agency for 6 years caring for vulnerable adults in her local community. The connections she built with clients and the difference in the lives of those she cared for was the most rewarding aspect of her job. Rachel's world was turned upside down when her son had an accident, leaving him in hospital for two weeks. Money wasn’t Rachel's priority at the time, but lacking a steady income meant she was struggling to keep top of her bills and feed herself. "The Care Workers Charity awarded me a grant to help keep up with essential living costs and travel arrangements to the hospital. It meant that I avoided slipping into debt and could concentrate on Riley rather than worrying about the money. The charity helped me through the roughest time of my life." We visited Rachel and Riley and were pleased to hear that not only is Riley well on his way to making a full recovery, but that he is the star player in his local football team. 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.