The Care Umbrella: Proud Sponsors of The Care Workers’ Charity Writing Competition

celebrating-unpaid-carers-every-weekThe Care Workers’ Charity Writing Competition

The Care Umbrella are very excited to announce that this year, we’re sponsoring The Care Workers’ Charity annual writing competition.

An incredible and worthwhile cause, The Care Workers’ Charity strives to support as many social care workers as possible. They want to raise the profile of the social care professionals to ensure they’re properly valued and recognised.

Founded in 2009 with the mission of preventing care workers from falling into financial hardship, for over a decade, the charity has supported thousands of individuals working in social care. This includes providing hardship grants to help them cope with emergencies such as loss of income, illness, homelessness and bereavement.

The Care Workers’ Charity writing competition is back!

The Care Workers’ Charity wants to say a huge thank you to everyone who works in social care and who give their all to positively shape people’s lives. Moreover, they want to give you an opportunity to make your voice heard. Their annual writing competition gives you—our UK social care workforce—the platform to share your experiences.

Throughout the pandemic, strong community bonds have been highlighted, as people shared their kindness and supported one another. This is why The Care Workers’ Charity wants your written entries to reflect the community theme.

Your entry could cover anything and everything— from the care community you belong to with your social care colleagues, to the social care community at large or your local area community.

Let your imagination run wild!

The top three entries will see their submissions published on The Care Workers’ Charity website and they’ll also win the prize money donated by The Care Umbrella,

First place will win £250, while the two runners up will win £125. Winners will also receive stationery goodies from Staedtler and their submissions will be read out by three of the charity’s ambassadors: Kenny Doughty (ITV’s Vera), Rochenda Sandall (BBC’s Line of Duty) and Bradley James (BBC’s Merlin).

Entry guidelines

Taking part in the writing competition is a great way to think about what community really means to you. Here’s a rundown of the entry guidelines:

  • Your submission must follow the community theme.
  • Entries can be written in any format: e.g. a poem, a short story, a day-in-the-life-of, a diary entry, or spoken words (accompanied by a transcript).
  • The maximum word count is 1,000.
  • Feel free to include pictures that link to your entry. However, The Care Workers’ Charity will consider text independently to images.
  • Photos/videos of you reading your entry are welcome but this isn’t compulsory.

The Care Workers’ Charity Writing Competition: details on how to enter

This year’s competition opens on 1st November 2021, with entries closing on 30th November 2021. You can email your entry to info@thecwc.org.uk, send it to The Care Workers’ Charity via their social media platforms, or submit your entry using the form on their website events page. For further details and to see the full terms and conditions, please visit their website.

Last year’s competition generated an unprecedented number of entries. This year, we all hope to see even more!

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