The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) has successfully reached its £2m 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, which was set up to support care workers who are shielding, self-isolating, unable to work due to contracting COVID-19 or having to cover funeral costs for the next of kin or a care worker.
The Care Workers’ Charity exists to create the support structures that people need whilst actively promoting the immense contribution that the UK’s care workers make to society.
The CWC vision is for no care worker to face financial hardship alone in the UK.
There are almost 2 million care workers in the UK, contributing to one of the largest workforces. They spend their careers assisting others, but when circumstances change, sometimes it is the care workers who need help.
The Covid-19 Emergency Fund is a grant programme specifically designed to urgently help those carers in need due to the virus.
‘Thanks to the CWC team who have worked so hard and the support of our trustees, we have now reached our epic target of two million pounds,’ said executive director, Karolina Gerlich.
‘We have been overwhelmed by the sheer demand for grants, something that I do not see an end to anytime in the near future. Without our charity and the kindness of people donating to the fund many care workers would be facing a very difficult time right now. We are a lifeline for most and very happy to be able to confidently help our care workers knowing we have the funds to do so.’