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Charity to signpost home care staff to help with reclaiming tax

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The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) has today announced a partnership with Care Worker Tax Rebate to raise awareness that domiciliary care workers may be eligible to reclaim tax.

Care Worker Tax Rebate was formed in 2012 to help the hundreds of thousands of employed domiciliary carers in Britain who are needlessly paying too much income tax to HM Revenue & Customs. Since then, the organisation has refunded £15 million to domiciliary care workers.

For many domiciliary care workers, driving between the homes of clients is part of their job, and it’s for this reason that they may be eligible for a tax rebate of around £1,200.

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The CWC plans to work with Care Worker Tax Rebate to create campaigns and signpost applicants where relevant, to ensure individuals are supported in the best way possible.

Karolina Gerlich, executive director of The Care Workers’ Charity, said: “We are happy to be working with Care Worker Tax Rebate, the partnership is a natural fit as we are both helping care workers and doing so in different ways which can only be a good thing. Now, more than ever, care workers must be valued and respected. If the social care workforce is appreciated, everyone benefits from service users to family and friends”

Conrad Edwards, operations director of Care Worker Tax Rebate said: “Care workers have been on the front line during the Covid-19 pandemic and need everyone’s support. We are proud to agree a partnership with The Care Worker Charity which allows our business to put something back into the care worker community.

“The Care Worker Tax Rebate team speaks with over 2,000 care workers each week and for some time we have been signposting the support available from The Care Worker Charity to our clients. Becoming a partner with the charity was a logical next step.”

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