Radis Community Care, a leading provider of community-based social care has launched a fund to relieve and reduce financial difficulties for their care and support workers.

The Radis Hardship Fund has been established to support those who have experienced a recent change in circumstances resulting in a significant financial impact.

Radis is working in partnership with The Care Workers’ Charity, who will be administering the fund on Radis’s behalf to care workers who need some financial assistance.

Helen Lazenby, head of HR at Radis said: “During the pandemic we saw our care and support workers respond in an amazing way and it has been no different during this cost of living crisis.

“We are pleased to be able to give something back and help our staff by providing dedicated support to help those who are struggling financially as a result of changes in their circumstances.

“I do hope that by introducing the Radis Hardship Fund we are able to relieve some financial pressure for those that are in need of it.”

Grant awards are typically limited to a maximum of £200 and can help with a variety of things, such as daily living costs, car repairs and household items.

Karolina Gerlich, CEO of The Care Workers’ Charity said: “We are pleased to be working with Radis on the delivery of grants to care and support workers.

“Radis have provided funding for this initiative which will be administered by the charity. Members of the grants team will be independently assessing each application against the criteria agreed with Radis to ensure as many care workers as possible can receive financial support.”

Radis is a community-based care and support provider that was established in 2001. Since establishing its first visiting care branch in Reading, Radis Community Care has grown to become a leading provider of community-based social care and support, for vulnerable adults and children, in England and Wales.

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