OUR MISSION

We believe that the health and wellbeing of social care workers is central to an effective care service, and that a better social care sector is possible when we work together.

These values have energised the work of Kit4Carers in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of carers around the world.

Our focus is on supporting social care workers with self-help tools and services that will enhance their wellbeing, mental health and resilience.

A GLOBAL CHALLENGE

The spread of COVID-19 has created an unprecedented challenge for social carers.

Throughout the world, care workers have been going to extraordinary lengths to support some of the most vulnerable members of society, and they have done so while confronting the care sector’s long-standing financial pressures, undervalued workforce and increasing workplace shortages.

This is having far-reaching effects on many aspects of their lives, including their relationships, their mental and physical health, their work and their emotional wellbeing.

According to research from Carers UK, the majority of carers are now
having to provide much more care than before the COVID-19 pandemic
due to a decrease in support alongside an increase in care needs.

8 out of 10 carers said the needs of the person they care for have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic

38% of carers are providing more care because of local services reducing or closing

Two thirds of carers have not been able to take any breaks from their caring role during the COVID-19 pandemic

[1] Carers UK (2020) “Caring Behind Closed Doors: Six Months On”

Research from our partnering organisation, Carers Worldwide,
looking into the experience of carers throughout India indicates that:

  • 60% were unemployed
  • 86% had taken out a loan to cover basic needs
  • 83% had physical health worries
  • 86% had mental health concerns
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A GLOBAL RESPONSE

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been working tirelessly to ensure that the needs of carers everywhere are met.

We have sourced and donated essential PPE to hospice and care agencies in the UK, at a time when they needed a vital lifeline, and our partnership with Carers Worldwide to support carers in India is ongoing.

Our focus today is on utilising our skills, experience and connections to expand our reach and broaden the resources available to carers throughout the world.

OUR PARTNERS

CareTech Charitable
Foundation

Carers Worldwide

YOU CAN HELP US HELP OTHERS

Our objective is to raise £300,000 to develop a sustainable programme
that will enhance the health and wellbeing of carers everywhere.

With your help, we can overcome the challenges facing
social carers on a global scale.

This work is only made possible because of friends and supporters like you.
Thank you for helping us change lives, together

This work is only made possible because of friends and supporters like you.
Thank you for helping us change lives, together