Japan’s 'Care for Care Workers' project offers much-needed support during pandemic

By grape Japan

Since February 2020, Japan, like much of the world, has been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. As of March 2021, people are still being urged to telework and refrain from unnecessary activities outside of their house in order to prevent infection.

However, there are some industries where people have to go out due to their work, and telework may not be possible for some of them. One such group is care workers who help the elderly and the disabled.

About the "Care for Care Workers" Project

These frontline workers provide an essential service but unfortunately, they often neglect their own care. Some of them say that they have rough skin due to stress, or that they are getting tired.

The Care for Care Workers project was established to listen to the concerns and understand the difficulties of such care workers, as well as to connect care and welfare workers with individuals and companies who want to lend a helping hand.

Photo: Care for Care Workers Project Executive Committee

The chart above indicates how care and welfare workers (both companies providing such services and individual workers) have concerns or pains which need to be solved and how supporters (individuals and companies) can offer services and products in response.

On their website, they have things like coupons for cosmetics, housekeeping services, vouchers for hotel accommodations (for future use), as well as health supplements for both adults and children, with more products and services expected to be added.

Photo: Care for Care Workers Project Executive Committee

More than 50,000 relief supplies are expected to be delivered to caregivers and nursing homes.

Photo: Care for Care Workers Project Executive Committee

To benefit from the service, you must be a person engaged in elderly care or welfare for the disabled, or work for an elderly care or welfare provider for the disabled in Japan.

To support the project, individuals and companies are invited to participate in their ongoing crowdfunding campaign.

The care workers who continue to work and support residents of Japan during the pandemic obviously deserve support and this project offers a good way to enable this.

Care for Care Workers Project

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We're gonna get you out of here, alright?

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It is a very nice effort, of course quite limited for now, but I think even a small detail can be very important for the people that are now in the front line.

Hopefully in the near future more options will be available to make life a little bit easier for the care workers.

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I hope they get their vaccines on the front line.

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