What we've done
The Healthcare Workers’ Foundation exists to deliver the support that healthcare workers need most, when they need it.
How we began
As a small organisation, HWF has been able to spring into action to provide urgent solutions. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, we worked hard to provide what was needed and we did it quickly.
- We delivered over 500,000 items and services to healthcare workers during the height of the pandemic, including counselling, grants, food, PPE, face coverings and gifts.
- We raised £68,890 to support students of bereaved families as part of our Memorial Fund.
Our commitment to responding quickly, and our ability to do so, is still central to what we deliver. With the public’s support, we make a real difference to the lives of healthcare workers, from doctors and nurses, to cleaners and porters, dentists and pharmacists, as well as those working in the community.
We have identified counselling, financial support and support for bereaved families as substantial areas where we can, and do, make a difference.
HWF was founded as a response to the COVID-19 crisis and was able to offer desperately needed support focussed around helping healthcare workers get through the pandemic. As the situation has moved on, we have used our research to identify where we can be most effective in our continued support.
“I wouldn’t be here without the HWF. They organised therapy in July last year after I developed PTSD.”
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Find out about some of the work we do.