The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has donated £250,000 to the Care Workers Charity to help people who are self-isolating during the coronavirus.
The significant donation will provide 500 emergency grants of £500 for care workers facing financial hardship due to self-isolating with COVID-19 symptoms.
Karolina Gerlich, Executive Director at the Care Workers Charity, said: “Care workers are on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis delivering the best care they can in these difficult circumstances, often making many personal sacrifices. They are putting their health and lives at risk and many have had to shield or self-isolate because of it or have had the virus themselves. The Care Workers’ Charity thinks that it is essential that we support care workers more than ever in this difficult time and ensure that they do not go hungry or are unable to pay their bills because of following the official guidelines.
“This grant will enable us to deliver five hundred grants to care workers in financial crisis. We are very grateful for the support from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust and recognition of the amazing work that care workers do every day.”
Julia and Hans Rausing added: “This continues to be an extremely difficult time for people across the UK in a variety of tough and challenging circumstances. We have been awestruck by the generosity of people in the UK, whether that be through volunteering in the NHS, delivering food parcels to vulnerable people unable to go outside or those donating to charities doing admirable work.
“There are a great number of charities doing vital work, and we hope these donations enable them to help as many vulnerable people as possible who have been impacted by the crisis.”
You can help the Care Workers Charity keep the UK caring and donate here #care4carers at the Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/coronaviruscareworkersfund