By Karolina Gerlich, CEO of The Care Workers’ Charity
We are very excited to announce that the incredibly popular Writing Competition is back, and better than ever before.
At The Care Workers’ Charity, our social care workforce is at the heart of everything we do- and it is important to us that we share stories from within the social care sector. As 2021 starts to draw to a close, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who works in social care, who give their all to positively shape people’s lives- and to give them to opportunity to make their voices heard. Our annual Writing Competition gives the platform to you, our UK social care workforce, to share your experiences. Last year’s competition saw the CWC Team receive an unprecedented number of entries, and we hope to see even more this time around!
The theme of this year’s Writing Competition is ‘Community’. Throughout the pandemic the strong bonds of communities have been highlighted, as people shared their kindness and supported one another. We want to hear your stories, poems, a day in the life commentary that reflects ‘Community’. The theme could cover anything and everything- from the care community you belong to with your social care colleagues, to the social care community at large, and the community of your local area. Taking part in the Writing Competition is a great way to think about what ‘Community’ means to you- so let your imagination go wild!
The top three entries will not only get their submissions published on our website, they will also win prize money (1st place will win £250 and the two runners up will win £125), stationary from Staedtler AND will have their submissions read out by 3 of our fantastic Charity Ambassadors; Kenny Doughty (ITV’s Vera), Rochenda Sandall (BBC’s Line of Duty) and Bradley James (BBC’s Merlin).
We are thrilled to have the support of The Care Umbrella, who are generously donating the prize money which will go the winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Competition. Staedtler have also kindly donated some amazing stationary kits. We would like to thank both organisations, and our brilliant Charity Ambassadors, for their kindness in supporting the event.
This year’s Competition opens on 1st November 2021, with entries closing on 30th November 2021. You can email your entry ([email protected]), send it to us via our socials, or submit using the form on the events page of our website. For further details, please visit our website.
We look forward to reading your work!