We are proud to be a Founding Member of the £500 Challenge – a fundraising campaign launched
by The Care Workers’ Charity encouraging businesses across the adult social care sector to commit
to an annual donation of £500, the same as an average grant they award to a care worker
experiencing financial hardship.
Social care is experiencing a workforce crisis, and it is important now more than ever that
organisations in the sector come together to recognise the immense value and tireless contributions
of care workers across the UK in helping services to stay open. Surewise are
contributing to this worthwhile cause to ensure that there is a helping hand for care workers in
these difficult times.
By signing up as a Founding Member, we hope to encourage other organisations to sign up
themselves. The Care Workers’ Charity is experiencing high demand for their services – since 2020
they have made over 6000 grants to care workers in crisis. If one in ten organisations providing and
organising care in the UK accepted the £500 Challenge, they could raise £2.5 million per year to
support care workers.
Karolina Gerlich, CEO of The Care Workers’ Charity said:
“We are extremely grateful to Surewise, who have signed up as a Founding
Member of our £500 Challenge. Every organisation who signs up and spreads the word is
making it more likely that our charity can support care workers across the UK, providing the
right support when it is needed most. We hope to sign up hundreds of businesses, ensuring
that we have the funds we need to continue providing essential grants and mental health
support in the years to come.”
Stuart Bensusan, Direct of Surewise adds:
“We’re thrilled to be supporting The Care Workers’ Charity in their £500 Challenge. As an organisation that comes into contact with adult carer workers in the UK every single day, we see firsthand how essential it is that this workforce has the support and recognition they need to thrive in the workplace.
We couldn’t be prouder to be among the founding members of this initiative to ensure no care worker faces hardship alone.”
We urge organisations working in adult social care to accept this challenge and show that they really
care about supporting the people who make up our essential workforce. It is everyone’s
responsibility to ensure that care workers are supported to stay in their jobs and have a place to go
in times of crisis.
Please donate what you can by following this link to The Care Workers’ Charity website.