The Care Workers’ Charity £500 Challenge
We are proud to be a Founding Member of the £500 Challenge – a fundraising campaign launched by The Care Workers’ Charity encouraging businesses across the adult social care sector to commit to an annual donation of £500, the same as an average grant they award to a care worker experiencing financial hardship.
Social care is experiencing a workforce crisis, and it is important now more than ever that organisations in the sector come together to recognise the immense value and tireless contributions of care workers across the UK in helping services to stay open. The Close Care Home are contributing to this worthwhile cause to ensure that there is a helping hand for care workers in these difficult times.
By signing up as a Founding Member, we hope to encourage other organisations to sign up themselves. The Care Workers’ Charity is experiencing high demand for their services – since 2020 they have made over 6000 grants to care workers in crisis. If one in ten organisations providing and organising care in the UK accepted the £500 Challenge, they could raise £2.5 million per year to support care workers.
Karolina Gerlich, CEO of The Care Workers’ Charity said:
“We are extremely grateful to The Close Care Home who have signed up as a Founding Member of our £500 Challenge. Every organisation who signs up and spreads the word is making it more likely that our charity can support care workers across the UK, providing the right support when it is needed most. We hope to sign up hundreds of businesses, ensuring that we have the funds we need to continue providing essential grants and mental health support in the years to come.”
Sanjay Dhrona, MD of The Close Care Home said:
“We are proud and committed to our long standing and productive relationship with the team at The Care Worker’s Charity. They work they do across the sector is invaluable and critical so are pleased that we were able to support them again. We look forward to our role as advocates also and promoting this initiative to our peers and suppliers in the industry also”
We urge organisations working in adult social care to accept this challenge and show that they really care about supporting the people who make up our essential workforce. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that care workers are supported to stay in their jobs and have a place to go in times of crisis.
Please donate what you can by following this link to The Care Workers’ Charity website: https://www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk/the-care-workers-charity-500-fundraiser/