Ongoing competition giveaways to champion and reward care workers, family caregivers and unpaid carers.
Nights on Lottie was created to celebrate UK carers (both paid and unpaid) and to say a heartfelt thank you for the incredible work they do every day.
We hope Nights on Lottie will inspire more recognition for carers. We also want to contribute towards meaningful long-term change, including the government providing additional funding support to caregivers and the mental and physical health of carers being better looked after.
While Nights on Lottie will not solve the ongoing problem, we hope our giveaways provide an opportunity of celebration for UK cares, while also providing a moment of rest and recharge to the giveaway winners.
We kickstarted our Nights on Lottie pledge with a Christmas and New Year's Special. Lottie partnered with Unplugged to give carers a chance to relax and unwind by gifting 33 winners a free 3-night stay at a beautiful countryside cabin of their choice.
The winners were chosen at random and were able to book their three-night stay at one of Unplugged's cabin using a unique code and on any date in 2023, to rest and recharge at a time convenient to them.
While sadly not every carer could be a winner of the Christmas giveaway, we're already in the process of organising the next Nights on Lottie, as part of our wider 1,000 free nights pledge.
A 3-night escape to take a well-earned rest from your caregiving responsibilities.
They're designed to help you slow down. Grind fresh coffee beans, build a fire and read that book you've been meaning to finish for 6 months.
Nights on Lottie is proud to launch its first giveaway in partnership with well-known public figure, Anton Du Beke.
Anton is best known for being a British ballroom dancer and judge on popular BBC One celebrity dancing show - Strictly Come Dancing. However, less known to the public, is Anton's mother was a Carer and his passion for supporting the amazing work UK caregivers do. Anton regularly makes time to surprise visits to care home residents, and most recently made a special guest appearance at Isle Court Nursing Home in Bickton, as part of BBC's Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant coverage in June.
Nights on Lottie is proud to partner with the Care Workers Charity, the UK's leading charity for supporting current and former care workers with financial grants and other support services. The CWC was founded in 2009 and today is led by Karolina Gerlich, whom previously was a carer for over 12-years. In 2020, the CWC paid out almost £2m in Covid-19 Emergency Fund grants and over £200k in Crisis Grants to over 3,000 care workers.
At Lottie, we're passionate about continuing the conversation around care long after Nights on Lottie. That's why, following great feedback from Nights on Lottie, we've created Care Space: a free, online community for carers, care-seekers and anyone looking to connect over the topic of care.
We'll be using Care Space to announce future Nights on Lottie competitions and other giveaways, share touching stories and gain feedback directly from our wonderful care community. We'll also be on hand to provide expert support and guidance when you need it.Join Care Space
To enter a Nights on Lottie giveaway, entries must meet the following criteria:
The nominated individual must be a care worker or carer (paid or unpaid).
The nominated individual must be over the age of 18.
The nominated individual must be a UK resident.
To view all of Night's on Lottie's Giveaway Terms & Conditions, please click here.
Announced in April 2023
Be the first to know about the next giveaway by joining Care Space, Lottie's free Facebook community and support group.
While not everyone can be a winner, Nights on Lottie will award all entries a token of appreciation, in the form of merch and accommodation vouchers.
Nights on Lottie is an exclusive giveaway for carers and care workers across 2023. You can win complimentary getaways throughout the year and all winners will be randomly selected.
We've launched this incredible pledge on 23rd November 2022 - to mark Carers Carers Rights Day (24th November 2022). Keep an eye out for our latest giveaway announcement!
You can either nominate yourself, a coworker, friend or family member who needs some TLC via our submission form, once more announcements have been made.
Keep your eyes peeled! We’ll be announcing our next giveaway in April 2023
Nights on Lottie is open and accessible for everyone who works in the care sector or provides care. If you're worried about transportation, please speak directly with one of Lottie's team members. You can contact them on email@example.com and one of us will get back to you.
More Government funding is urgently needed to support UK Carers through the cost-of-living crisis.
The hourly pay rate for care workers is £9.50 and 24% of carers are on zero hour contracts.
In 2021, The Care Workers Charity paid over £962,000 worth of financial grants to care workers in urgent need of support and £98,996 worth of mental health sessions, helping just under 2000 people working in care.
Over the last 12 months, there has been a 300% increase in online searches on Google for 'giving up work to be a carer'.
Christine started working in the care sector in 2004. She shares her story about the impact of the pandemic on her mental health, leaving her worried about supporting herself and her children. She talks about how a grant from the Care Workers Charity helped her.
Rachel worked in care for six years in her local community and loved making people smile. After her son Riley had an accident, she had to stop work and needed financial help. Her six years work in care meant she qualified for a grant, helping her through a tough period in her life.
Lauren has been working in care for 12 years and finds it very rewarding. Due to a family situation, she needed to start again with her son and had to reduce her working hours.
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If you're struggling, here's where to seek financial, practical, and emotional support from.
Right now, the UK is facing a cost-of-living-crisis that's affecting everyone. If you're a carer or care worker and you're struggling, you're not alone. There is financial support available from a range of organisations.
Juggling care responsibilities and work or family commitments can be incredibly overwhelming. If you're finding it tough to care for a family member, or you're struggling with work, it's important to seek support.
Heating or eating should never have to be a choice
The Care Workers Charity need your help to ensure care workers can feed their families and keep up with the rising household bills.Donate today