Healthcare Workers' Foundation (formerly HEROES) is a charity founded by NHS workers, for NHS workers. We exist to support the welfare and wellbeing of those fighting to keep us healthy and safe during the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond.
Our services cover the physical, mental and day-to-day needs of all NHS HEROES, from doctors and nurses to cleaners and porters. Together, we’ll continue to make a real difference.
"Thank you so much for your kind donation! I am a doctor and single mum working in a busy London teaching hospital. When COVID hit our hospital I could not afford childcare as my au pair had to return suddenly to her home country. My 3 year old had to stay isolated with my parents for over a month. It was a difficult sacrifice, being apart from him but I knew at that time, I was needed most by the sick patients in my hospital. This donation has helped me afford a temporary nanny to assist when I’m required to work late and take my son to the hub nursery. Thanks to your generosity I am reunited with my son and can keep helping our NHS patients in a job that I love! "
"This very generous grant will alleviate so much pressure off me having to juggle my finances to find this additional cost ... You are true HEROES to me and my family for your kindness and this money will take the financial strain that has been keeping me up at nights. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart."
Anonymous NHS worker grant recipient
When HEROES launched just five weeks ago, we had dreams of raising £1M to support NHS staff. Knowing the critical state our NHS was in due to Covid-19, from our own experiences as doctors, we knew how these funds could be used. And now we've done it. We've raised £1M! Enormous thanks to everyone who has supported us, and to amazing people like YOU for donating and sharing our cause, we’re profoundly grateful. NHS doctors, nurses, cleaners, carers, admin, GPs, paramedics – this one is for you.
1,600 skilled seamstresses are working tirelessly to make essential protective scrubs by hand for NHS workers in need. Materials purchased by HEROES were cut by Rolls Royce then delivered by SHIELD – great teamwork!