Bluebird Care is delighted to be working with the Care Workers Charity, in a brand new partnership set to benefit Bluebird Care’s hardworking teams of employees across the country.
The Care Workers Charity launched in 2013 as a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing a ‘rainy day fund’ for the UK’s more than 1.5 million care workers. Before them, there was no national charity set up to support care staff. Working to help current, former or retired care workers who may face financial limits, the charity aims to ensure that no care worker will ever face financial hardship alone. The organisation is proud to award hardship grants of up to £500 to support unexpected and unforeseen circumstances. This might include sudden unexpected illness or injury, loss of home or relationship break-downs.
The Care Workers Charity also offers online information and advice on a range of health and wellbeing topics. Any ‘everyday hero,’ – anyone in any role employed within a registered provider such as Bluebird Care – is eligible, including care staff, cleaners, office staff, caterers and managers. The charity is backed by a strong board of trustees with some of the biggest names in the care sector.
Bluebird Care understands that working in care comes with a range of challenges and wants to further reward its dedicated employees who have put Bluebird Care’s approach to person-centred services and care at the heart of everything they do. As part of this, Bluebird Care was recently delighted to join the Care Workers Charity Supporters Club when they made the organisation their charity of the year. Now, the new value-added benefits from this will be rolled-out across the Bluebird Care network nationwide.
Bluebird Care employees will have direct access to these services and new benefits initiated by the partnership. The Care Workers Charity’s website will now have a dedicated Bluebird Care hub, from which Bluebird Care’s employees can access the financial and wellbeing services and advice. Thanks to the partnership, every employee will be able to apply for grants that would help support if unexpected circumstances or life events occur – for example illnesses, changes in living circumstances, relationship breakdowns, or family bereavements.
If this all wasn’t enough, Bluebird Care employees can also become one of the organisation’s Champions, through which they will receive training and a membership to a salary stretching platform. Champions are the partnership’s network of volunteers, and the boots on the ground – and eyes and ears – of the Care Workers Charity. They will increase awareness of the charity through Bluebird Care and beyond and support more people in need whilst learning new skills and meeting new people.