Benevolent Fund makes first grant
The Care Professionals Benevolent Fund (CPBF), which has been formed to assist all types of care professionals who are working, or who have worked, in the long term care sector, has made it’s first grant of support.
Recipients of the inaugural grant are Lancashire couple Collin and Julie Middleton who have both been employed as care workers for many years.
Following illness, Mrs Middleton found herself unable to work and due to further deterioration in her health, her husband was obliged to give up work to care for her full-time. This unfortunately led to the couple getting into severe financial difficulties after their income support and housing benefit was cut through no fault of their own.
Having recently been given an eviction notice from their property, the Fund was able to step in and clear the arrears on their rent, enabling the family to stay in their house and for Mr Middleton to return to work, by other arrangements to care for Mrs Middleton being made.