There are nearly 2 million care workers in the UK, contributing to one of Britain’s largest workforces, and caring for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

For Britain’s care workers, early starts, long hours and mentally draining work are part and parcel of the job. As a result, it’s all too easy for illness, or other unforeseen circumstances, to push them beyond their financial limits.

In recognition of this dedicated and selfless workforce, The Care Workers Charity was founded in 2009 with the promise to provide support to those who find themselves facing the burden of economic hardship.

As a country, we depend on our care workers to be there for us on our rainy day. The Care Workers Charity is there for them on theirs.

Peter Shergill, Director at iCareHealth stated,

iCareHealth joined the CWC Supporters Club to raise awareness and to help raise funding. The happiness of carers is a subject very close to iCareHealth’s heart. We’ve worked alongside care workers in home care agencies and in residential care homes for over 20 years. Our software is designed to cut out the human errors made by overworked and tired care workers and to assist them in documenting care plans, medication administration, rostering and by enabling them to do all these things by mobile at point of care. By reducing admin work, we create more time for carers to chat and really engage with people and help them cope with the loneliness that often comes with growing old and suffering from dementia.”

With compassion built into the foundations of its structure, the CWC aims to support the welfare of current, former and retired care workers. Care working can be one of the most rewarding things to do with your life; however, with early starts, late finishes and the responsibility of caring for some of the most vulnerable people in society, it can also be very demanding. Care workers find themselves in one of the most neglected professional sectors today and the CWC aims to help, with some financial assistance.

The team at iCareHealth are thrilled to join CWC in finding new and exciting ways to raise money and we can’t wait to get started.

Care Workers Charity CEO Alex Ramamurthy said of the partnership,

Everyday across the country, an entire army of care workers look after our society’s most vulnerable individuals, delivering vital public services in challenging conditions, often for little reward. Care workers spend their careers looking after others, but when circumstances change, sometimes it’s the carers who need some help… and that’s where the CWC steps in. It’s great to have organisations like iCareHealth show their commitment to the care community by joining the Supporters Club. We’re very pleased to welcome them on board!”

Mark Hayward, one of iCareHealth’s consultants believes this partnership is important,

“As consultants we see the daily struggles that go on and we try our best to give care workers what they want from a lifestyle point of view as well as putting the technological procedures in place to keep them compliant in an the ever changing landscape. But most of all we safeguard the care workers so they can prove when they are spending time with clients.”

“Realistically, care workers do an incredible job and taking away the hullaballoo of the issue’s they face with the national minimum wage and various other governmental problems, we (at iCareHealth) just want to provide as much continuity as we can in order to help them do their jobs in the most efficient way possible.”

Asked what he thought of iCareHealth supporting the CWC, Mark replied,

“I think it’s great. This really helps us to understand even more, the mindset of care workers and how we can help them further. We do need to address this issue properly, considering these are the people who use our products. If we are going to continue to assist them, then getting involved with fantastic organisations like the CWC is paramount because it adds another dimension of understanding.”

To donate to the CWC, go to their JustGiving page.