Show you care by supporting The Care Workers’ Charity Coronavirus Emergency Fund to help those at the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.
There are almost 2 million care workers in the UK, contributing to one of the largest workforces. They are at the front line of the coronavirus crisis, caring for society’s most vulnerable and most susceptible to the disease.
However, due to the nature of care worker contracts, if they need to self-isolate, they risk falling into financial difficulty.
The Coronavirus Fund, set up by The Care Worker’s Charity, is an emergency grant programme specifically designed to help those carers in need due to the virus.
Karolina Gerlich, executive director at The Care Workers’ Charity said:
‘COVID-19 is one of the biggest crises our generation will see in its lifetime. Care workers are at the frontline of this, caring for the most vulnerable people in our society who are most susceptible to the virus.
‘We will receive a large number of applications for help in the coming weeks and require extra funds to help with the increased demand.’
Avnish and Ram Goyal from Hallmark Homes and Hallmark Care Homes Foundation donated £30,000 to the fund.
Avnish Goyal said: ‘The Hallmark Foundation is a support fund for all Care Workers but there will be people who fall between the cracks and don’t have the support they need.
‘The Care Workers’ Charity has always been there for rainy periods and that is certainly the situation right now. I support this cause and hope that this acts as a catalyst for others will join forces too.’
Robin Batchelor, director of the CARE badge and everyLIFE Technologies said: ‘Supporting care workers, who selflessly support others, is more essential today than ever before.
‘It is only right that we come together now to recognise and help those who help others in their time of need.’
Founded in 2009, the CWC aims to support current and former care workers with one-off crisis grants. In 2018 they awarded more than £150, 000 in grants to almost 400 care workers.