CWC partners with Elevation Advisors to support care workers

Karolina Gerlich, CEO, CWC

The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) is partnering with Elevation Advisors LLP in an agreement that will support the charity’s fundraising this year.

The organisations intend to work together to create campaigns to raise awareness and engagement so more care workers can be supported. Elevation has provided funding to support the charity as part of the partnership.

Over the past year, care workers who have been affected by Covid-19 or experienced a crisis have been supported by the charity through grants. CWC’s Summary of Impact report for 2020 showed 2,864 Covid-19 emergency grants were awarded with a value of £1.98m, while 402 crisis funds were distributed amounting to £285,375.

It recently launched mental health counselling to support care workers.

Karolina Gerlich, who has been promoted from executive director to the role of chief executive officer at the charity, said: ‘This partnership represents a collaboration between two organisations whose shared values to support the social care sector will make a hugely positive impact on our work, and into the sector at large. The team and I look forward to working with Elevation over the coming year.’

Andrea Auteri, Elevation managing partner, said: ‘We have been impressed by the impact that the CWC makes for those on the front line of social care, particularly over the last year. The CWC’s crisis grants provide vital lifelines for those with unexpected or challenging financial burdens and their work for the sector is inspiring.

‘As investors in social care, we are acutely aware that care workers have played a critical role in maintaining safety and infection control during the pandemic and we are looking forward to giving back to our communities.’