They took care of our families, now it's time to take care of theirs


This is our first Christmas without my wife Elsie. Losing her has been devastating and something words cannot explain. The HWF has supported us in ways we couldn’t have imagined, including helping my son to secure a great internship which may not have been possible otherwise.

- Ken Sazuze, whose wife, a 44-year-old care home nurse, lost her life in April after contracting the virus.

Your support and donation will help us to provide access to counselling and other practical support both during the grieving period and into the future including respite breaks and educational and mentoring support for children and young adults.

We must all come together

The Family Programme has been created in response to 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. We need to remind healthcare workers how much they are valued and that we stand behind them and their families as their supporters and allies.

About the Healthcare Workers’ Foundation

The Healthcare Workers’ Foundation (formerly HEROES) is a charity started by NHS workers for NHS workers. We exist to support the welfare and wellbeing of those tirelessly fighting to keep us healthy and safe during the pandemic and beyond, and through the public’s donations we are able to deliver free services to healthcare workers including counselling and childcare grants.

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