Charity Launches University Grants For Bereaved Healthcare Worker Children

More than 1,500 NHS and care workers have died from COVID-19 on the UK frontlines since the start of the pandemic, leaving behind grieving families, spouses and children. The sudden loss of a loved one is a tragedy in the best of times, leaving families struggling not just emotionally, but financially as well. The Healthcare Workers’ Foundation (HWF), founded by NHS workers and their families in March 2020, knew all too well the fear and worry of having a loved one in the COVID firing line. This spurred the charity…

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Charity Launches Appeal For Healthcare Workers During Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month

June marks celebrations for many across the UK, as it paves the way to the end of lockdown. But for some, the impact of lockdown will continue to weigh heavy, as mental health issues have become a part of everyday life. This has been prevalent amongst healthcare workers, as almost half of the intensive care staff in England have reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) over the past year. The Healthcare Workers’ Foundation (HWF) is urging the public to donate to the cause this Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month.…

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Healthcare Workers Charity Launches Tech Platform To Provide Support Services And Goods To NHS Staff

The Healthcare Workers’ Foundation (HWF), a charity founded by NHS workers for NHS workers, has launched Healthchain – a brand new bespoke digital platform and one-stop-shop to give NHS and frontline staff access to essential goods and services.  Healthchain will act as a hub for NHS staff to gain access to much needed essentials. The digital platform (which is being developed into a mobile app) will not only be available to medical practitioners, but all healthcare staff, from porters to cleaners to care home workers and community staff. The new…

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Charity Encourages Public To ‘Show Love For Healthcare Workers’ Instead This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day expected to be incredibly difficult this year as the nation remains under a third lockdown, the Healthcare Workers’ Foundation (HWF) is calling on the UK’s romantics  to ‘show their love’ for someone else this year, and donate what they would otherwise have spent going out to  exhausted healthcare workers on the frontline. Brits are said to have spent a whopping £1 billion on the national day of love in 2020, but with a very different world this year, the charity which was founded by NHS workers for…

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Fund Launched To Support Families Of Healthcare Workers Who Gave Everything In 2020

The Healthcare Workers’ Foundation (HWF), the charity founded by NHS workers for NHS workers, has launched a Family Fund dedicated to support the families of NHS staff who have died from COVID-19. The Fund was created following direct feedback from healthcare workers, who expressed fear and anxiety about the impact their work may have on their lives and the lives of their loved ones. Through this initiative, the HWF will provide access to counselling and other practical support services, both during the grieving process and into the future, including respite…

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