The Foundation has announced that The Care Workers Charity (CWC) is the latest recipient of support from its Partnership Grants, which will see the Foundation support two CWC projects aimed at assisting the UK’s care workers.
The £120,000 partnership will support 360 care workers and their families with grants of up to £500, helping them whilst they are in financial hardship, as well as supporting in the relaunch of the CWC’s Champions programme.
CWC Champions represent a network of volunteers across the United Kingdom who work to raise awareness of CWC, signpost colleagues in need of CWC’s services and undertake fundraising initiatives to raise money for CWC.
The Foundation will work alongside CareTech Holdings plc to provide volunteers for the Champions programme, raising awareness of the charity, which will also be able to provide support to CareTech’s local community of care workers.
Together, the CareTech Foundation and CWC aim to see the number of Champions increase by 50% by the end of 2018.
Jonathan Freeman, CEO of the CareTech Foundation, said:
“We look forward to embarking on this journey with the ambitious and innovative Care Workers Charity, which is clearly ready to deliver meaningful impact to the care workers’ community. We are excited to bring much needed support, both financially and more broadly, to such an important group in our communities.”
Alex Ramamurthy, CEO of The Care Workers Charity, said:
“We are incredibly grateful for CareTech Foundation’s support. This three-year partnership will allow CWC to demonstrably increase our impact through the Champions programme, something which is in dire need of a re-launch. We will also be able to provide hardship grants to up to 360 more care workers across the UK who find themselves in a crisis over the three years. That’s more than double the total awards made in 2017!”
CWC has recently been shortlisted in the 2018 Charity Times Awards in the categories of Charity of the Year and Change Project of the Year.