Backing mental health support for care workers

Hallmark Foundation is making a grant of £78,000 over three years to the Care Workers Charity to help fund its work supporting the mental health of care workers. The grant provides core costs for running and promoting the service to encourage more care workers to access it as we recover from Covid.

The board of Hallmark Care Homes Foundation, chaired by Avnish Goyal, has agreed to donate £78,000 over the next three years to the Care Workers’ Charity as part of our continued commitment to the charity.

This vital donation will fund the role of Mental Health Grants Admin Worker, who will be dedicated to the organisation and processing of applications to the charity’s Mental Health and Support Programme. Such longer term core funding plays a key part in helping CWC sustain and develop its charity support programmes for the hard-working social care workforce, particularly at this very stressful time.

The funding for CWC’s Mental Health and Support Programme will help promote and deliver the service which includes up to ten counselling sessions and bespoke support to more care workers over the next three years.

Karolina Gerlich, Chief Executive Officer of The Care Workers’ Charity said: “The Care Workers’ Charity has been working hard to support our social care heroes, whose need has greatly increased since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Without external support, we would not be able to do this, so we are extremely grateful for the generous funding agreed by Hallmark Care Homes Foundation, which represents a continued collaboration between our two organisations, and whose shared values to support the social care sector will make a hugely positive impact on our work and the sector at large.”

Avnish Goyal, Chair of Hallmark Care Homes Foundation said: “Care workers have been at the forefront of tackling the pandemic over the last sixteen months. The stress and added demands have inevitably come with a huge toll on mental health. Our support for the Care Workers’ Charity will enable more care workers to get the mental health support they need in a timely and appropriate way. The charity continues to do fantastic work to support this vital workforce.”

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