The Care Workers Charity COVID-19 Emergency Fund
The Care Workers’ Charity has set up a fund to provide emergency financial aid to care workers who are self-isolating.
The Care Workers' Charity COVID-19 Grant Fund aims to provide emergency funding for currently employed care workers who must take time off work due to COVID-19 for either illness or self-isolation or for funeral costs.
Applicants must work in a role that is involved in or supports the provision of adult, elderly or disability care. These may include residential social care, domiciliary/home care, supported living care.
Care workers who are unable to work for one week may apply for a £250 grant and those who are unable to work for two weeks may apply for a £500 grant.
If a care worker is responsible for paying for the funeral costs of a next of kin (partner, parent, sibling, child, or other on a case-by-case basis), £500 grants may be available. If the care worker has passed, the next of kin of employer may apply on behalf of the family.
Full details can be found here: https://www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk/covid-19-emergency-fund/