A new ‘childcare costs grant’ up to the value of £2,000 has been launched exclusively for care workers.

This grant is available from the Care Workers Charity (CWC), as part of the charity’s Coronavirus Emergency Fund, launched in March for care workers financially hit by the pandemic.

The grant can be used retrospectively covering childcare costs from 23 March up to the value of £2,000.

Care workers can apply for childcare costs for children up to five years old – for up to £125 per week and for childminder costs for six to twelve-year olds during term time – up to the value of £70 per week. They can also apply for holiday childcare costs up to the value of £150 per week.

Karolina Gerlich, executive director at the CWC, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this new grant, which we know will be a lifeline to so many care workers who have struggled to juggle the demands of their work and families.

“We are hoping this new support will go some way to help make up for the considerable sacrifices many care workers have made, and all at their own cost.”

The CWC states on its website: ‘We will deal with applications on a case by case basis and till funds last’.

The full story, as reported in homecare.co.uk can be read here.


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