The Access Group, a leading supplier of business software, has helped The Care Workers’ Charity further support social care workers by raising funds for the charity. 

Founded in 2009, The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) provides one-off grants, resources and access to services for social workers in need. Since 2020, it has paid out over £5.7 million in grants, helping over 10,000 care workers in need. 

The charity supports almost 2 million care workers in the UK with one-off payments designed to aid those experiencing unforeseen, or life changing circumstances, where they would struggle to support themselves. The support is available to those involved in residential social care, home care, supported living care or day care. CWC also provides mental health support, offering struggling care workers free treatment from qualified therapists. 

The Access Group recognises the CWC as a charity who are making a difference to care workers and positively impacting the care sector, and has been formally supporting the CWC since March 2023.

Access Health, Support and Care (HSC), a division of The Access Group which supplies software to healthcare, local government and the care sector, hosted a pop-up coffee shop at The Care Show 2023, as well as running charity quizzes and various awareness raising events for the CWC. The Access Group has matched the generous donations raised, to double the overall contribution going to the charity. Access HSC will be at this year’s Care Show 2024, at the ExCeL London in April, where they are again running a pop-up coffee shop to raise funds for the charity. Event attendees can pick up a coffee from the Access HSC stand and make a voluntary donation to the Care Workers Charity, with Access match-funding anything raised throughout the show. 

Karolina Gerlich, Chief Executive at the CWC said, “We deeply thank Access for their continuous dedication to fundraising for The Care Workers’ Charity. Their generous donation has greatly impacted us, and we are delighted to learn about their upcoming fundraising initiative at the Care Show in April. The innovative concept of providing coffee in exchange for donations sounds fantastic! 

We cherish our strong bond with Access and genuinely appreciate the ongoing engagement and passion they bring to our shared mission. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of care workers.”

Access HSC was a finalist in The 25th National Care Awards 2023 in the category of ‘Top Organisation Fundraiser Award’ for their fundraising efforts with the CWC. 

As well as supporting the charity directly, members of the Access HSC team gave their time to volunteer at the Care Sector Fundraising Ball 2023.  

Steve Sawyer, Managing Director at Access HSC comments, “We’re delighted to be able to support care workers through the great work the Care Workers’ Charity do on a daily basis. It’s vital to ensure carers have the financial and mental health support they need. As a software provider to the social care sector, we aim to make the lives of care workers easier through the use of efficient, time-saving technology; being able to additionally support in their time of need through the great work the CWC carries out is a privilege.” 

The Access Group is one of the largest UK-headquartered providers of business management software to small and mid-sized organisations in the UK, Ireland and Asia Pacific. Their Health, Support and Care division (HSC) works with more than 10,000 registered care providers, over 200 local authority departments, and around 50 NHS trusts, providing technology that helps these organisations deliver more efficient and personalised care.