The Care Workers’ Charity chief executive Karolina Gerlich. Credit: The Care Workers’ Charity.
The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) is to receive a donation of £78,000 over the next three years from Hallmark Care Homes Foundation to help support care workers struggling with their mental health.
This donation will fund a mental health grants admin worker for the charity’s Mental Health and Support Programme.
The funding for the next three years will play a key part in helping CWC sustain and develop its charity support programmes for the care workforce, especially supporting those who have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic.
Avnish Goyal, chair of Hallmark Care Homes Foundation and Hallmark Care Homes says: “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.”
The CWC was founded in 2009 with the objective of supporting current and former care workers with one-off crisis grants.
In 2020, the CWC raised £3.2million and paid out almost two million in Covid-19 emergency fund grants and over £200k in crisis grants to over 3,000 care workers in need.
The introduction of the mental health support programme means qualified therapists will be able to offer care workers struggling with mental health free treatment. The funding 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 of the CWC, said: “The CWC 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 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.”
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