2020 Lockdown – The Careworkers Charity

During Lockdown 2020, Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation gifted a small grant of £2,500 to the Careworkers Charity. This charity was nominated and voted for by the Wasps legends community.

The Care Workers’ Charity aims to support current and former care workers’ with financial grants and access to mental health and well-being support through free counselling sessions.

Their vision is to:

  • Promote the financial, professional, and mental well-being of care workers.
  • Beneficiaries: the prompt, compassionate and fair awarding of grants to care workers who need a helping hand.
  • People: Being a great place to work where people are inspired to do their best for care workers and be the best they can be.
  • Social care: promoting parity of esteem with health, campaign and raising awareness of social care and provide insight into the issues affecting care workers.

 

The funds went towards helping five care workers who were isolating for two weeks due to Covid-19 and were either receiving no financial assistance or statutory sick pay only.

Quote from a care worker:

“Thank you so much for the grant.  Having to isolate in November when my boyfriend had covid and not being able to get help from the government was really difficult. Especially with me being pregnant and still having to pay bills and my boyfriend not being eligible for the test and trace payment added to the stress financially and also emotionally.  

 

I love my job as a senior care assistant, but it has been difficult as I have seen lives lost due to covid, which has been heart-breaking to observe. This money will help me be on top of my finances again and be a massive help for my family. 

 

Thank you so much.”

 

At Wasps legends, we are happy that we were able to support five care workers through a challenging period. We hope that the Careworkers Charity continues its incredible work to help fantastic care workers.

 

For further information, please visit their website: https://www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk/.

By Ollie N’Jie