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The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) is thrilled to announce that the board of Hallmark Care Homes Foundation, chaired by Avnish Goyal, has generously agreed to donate ¬£78,000 over the next three years as part of their 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 hardworking social care workforce, particularly at this very stressful time. CWC greatly appreciates the generosity of the Hallmark Care Homes Foundation, both in this donation and their ongoing support.

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 says: 
“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 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.”


Hallmark Care Homes Foundation
The Hallmark Care Homes Foundation was established by Avnish Goyal, Chair of Hallmark Care Homes, to invest in the future of care and support the care workforce. Since the charity was established in 2020, the Foundation has backed several projects promoting the care workforce, including The Care Workers’ Charity. The Hallmark Foundation will launch its programme of activities backing better care this autumn.

The Care Workers’ Charity
The Care Workers’ Charity was founded with the mission of preventing care workers from falling into financial hardship. For over a decade, the Charity has supported individuals in social care with crisis grants. At the onset of the pandemic we created our Covid-19 Emergency Grant, and most recently launched our Mental Health Support Programme. In providing this support we know we change lives, providing a safety net for care workers who have nowhere else to turn.