The Care Workers Charity Coronavirus Emergency Fund have launched a £1m coronovirus hardship appeal to support those on the frontline who are caring for those in society who are most vulnerable and most susceptible to the virus.
Karolina Gerlich, Executive Director at the Care Workers Charity said: “We need our care workers, without them we will struggle to keep up with the huge demands now presented to the care sector. Given it’s such an important role it seems right should a care worker have to self-isolate, that they will be supported through any financial hardship they may suffer.
We are incredible grateful to everyone showing their support for our care workers. 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 disease. If a care worker needs to self-isolate, they will fall into desperate need. For this reason, we need more funds for extra emergency grants. Thank you for your help, any help will go a long way.
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 Coronavirus Fund is an emergency grant programme specifically designed to help those carers in need due 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. Any help you can give will go a long way. This is not going to be an easy journey, but together we can make it.”
To find out more visit https://www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/
To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/coronaviruscareworkersfund