Care workers offered support through charity partnership

By Swindon Link - 9 October 2018

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Care at home company Bluebird Care Swindon has teamed up with a national charity which looks after care workers.

The partnership with the Care Workers Charity will benefit Bluebird’s employees, as the charity provides a rainy day fund for the UK’s 1.5 million care workers.

Working to help current, former or retired care workers who may face financial difficulties, the charity awards hardship grants of up to £500.

Care Workers Charity also offers online information and advice on a range of health and wellbeing topics. Anyone in any role employed within a registered provider such as Bluebird Care Swindon is eligible, including care staff, cleaners, office staff, caterers and managers. 

Bluebird Care has set up a dedicated care hub for its own employees, who can access the financial and wellbeing services and advice.

In return, the employees can be trained to become champions of the charity, by volunteering for the charity to raise awareness and help more people in need.

Ben Curtis, Managing Director of Bluebird Care Swindon, said: “This is a great partnership which Bluebird Care has entered into nationally and in which we are delighted to participate on a Swindon level.

“We know that working in care comes with a range of challenges and want to further reward our dedicated employees at Bluebird Care Swindon who have put our approach to person-centred services and care at the heart of everything they do.

"Thanks to the partnership, our staff will be able to apply for grants to help support them if unexpected circumstances or life events occur – for example illnesses, changes in living circumstances, relationship breakdowns, or family bereavements.”

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