Care charity partners with tax scheme to support domiciliary workers

Karolina Gerlich, executive director at CWC

The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) has partnered with Care Worker Tax Rebate to raise awareness among domiciliary staff who may be paying too much tax.

Care Worker Tax Rebate was formed in 2012 to help carers from paying too much income tax to HM Revenue & Customs. Since it was formed, it has refunded £15m to homecare workers and helped more than 20,000 people make a claim.

Skills for Care estimates there are 450,000 direct care providing jobs in domiciliary care services. Many workers drive between homes of clients and could possibly be missing out on tax breaks related to fuel, laundry, or food costs.

The two organisations will be working together to create campaigns to raise awareness and engagement so more care workers can be supported.

Karolina Gerlich, CWC executive director, said: ‘We are happy to be working with Care Worker Tax Rebate. The partnership is a natural fit as we are both helping care workers and doing so in different ways which can only be a good thing. Now, more than ever care workers must be valued and respected. If the social care workforce is appreciated, everyone benefits from service users to family and friends.’

Conrad Edwards, Care Worker Tax Rebate operations director, said: ‘Care workers have been on the front line during the Covid-19 pandemic and need everyone’s support. We are proud to agree a partnership with CWC which allows our business to put something back into the care worker community.’