It is our greatest pleasure to announce that Dovehaven are now official supporters of The Care Workers Charity.
The Care Workers Charity exists to support individuals working in social care and in turn, can now bring both financial and well-being support for all Dovehaven employees.
This past 18 months has been extremely difficult for everyone working in social care. Those struggling financially because of Covid-19, CWC may be able to help.
CWC’s Crisis Grant can give support for those who have been impacted financially in the last year because of some sudden or unforeseen life event or change in circumstances. Examples of this could be: a sudden loss of income, illness or injury, a relationship breakdown or a bereavement. A grant can be used to buy new white goods, pay for house repairs or bills, or simply to cover essentials such as food, amongst other items. If you have been in financial difficulty in the past year, all Dovehaven employees are able to review the eligibility criteria on the website.
CWC has also recently launched a Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Programme. It can be tough to maintain good mental health, especially at this extremely stressful time, and finding support can be a challenge. The CWC offers up to 10 hours of therapy with a professional via an accredited mental health provider. This is offered FREE of charge and employees can opt for self-referral to ensure privacy is maintained. Should anyone feel that they would benefit from talking to someone, have a look at the application process.
Please note grants do not need to be paid back. Also, please do not think you shouldn’t be asking for support – the charity exists to support all in social care.
To stay up to date with the charity, follow them on social media: twitter (@careworkersfund), facebook and Instagram (the care workers’ charity).