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The Care Worker Charity

We are delighted to share the CCS group and Universal Care Services are now a Supporter Members of The Care Workers Charity – https://www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk/. This annual charitable partnership covers every branch in the UK and is a fantastic way to support our staff. Below you will find more information about the CWC and how they will support our teams.

 

CWC Crisis Grant Information

 

The CWC the only national charity that specifically supports health and social care workers. The charity offers valuable mental health support and training, and financial crisis grants that colleagues should be aware they can access via application (details below). We can additionally support colleagues with writing their applications to secure emergency funding. This does not need to be repaid by the colleague or the company.

 

Alongside mental health and wellbeing support from TELUS (previously LifeWorks), our investment as a Supporter Member of the Care Workers Charity will maximise financial support for our colleagues across the UK. This partnership will also be beneficial for your regional Social Value Quality Mark and will maximise brand visibility with external stakeholders

 

CWC offers support to health and social care workers when there has been a change in circumstances in the last year that has had a significant financial impact:

  • A sudden or unexpected loss of income
  • A sudden or unexpected illness or injury
  • A sudden or unexpected change in living circumstances or loss of home
  • A relationship breakdown
  • An issue of domestic abuse
  • Death of a close relative

 

The financial threshold for this grant eligibility is:

  • Applicants must not be over 25% of the Minimum Income Standard (MIS).
  • Managers’ incomes are typically above this threshold.
  • Household savings less than £3,000 for a single adult household or £6,000 for a couple.

 

Grants can cover (but not exclusive to):

Grant awards are typically limited to a maximum of £500. Maximum grants for daily living costs are limited to £250.

  • Daily living expenses
  • Essential whitegoods
  • Essential household items
  • Moving costs
  • Health improvement aids and adaptations
  • Travel expenses to hospital
  • Essential household repairs
  • Car repairs
  • Funeral costs
  • Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Order (DRO) application fee
  • Fees to prevent eviction

 

However, they do not cover:

  • Debts – consumer credit/debt repayments, payday loans, overdraft fees, rent arrears
  • Legal fees and costs of legal representation
  • Payment of fines
  • House purchase
  • Private medical treatment
  • Private education
  • Higher education course fees
  • Carpets

 

Applications Process

  • Colleagues must fill out the application online and upload your supporting documents. If they are unable to upload documents, they may send them via email. They can begin the application and return to it later.
  • If the CWC’s form is not accessible due to a disability need, we encourage them to access help through a us, a friend or agency (such as Citizens Advice). If they need further support, please contact grants@thecwc.org.uk.
  • Assessment – CWC must receive all required documentation before they are able to assess an application. It takes 1-3 weeks to assess an application. They aim to have two rounds of assessments a month, near the 1st and 15th of each month.
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