The Rose have made a £2000 donation to the Lighthouse Club. We chose to support the Lighthouse Club this year, through one of our main sponsors Roseville Projects. Being in the Construction Industry, they recognise the need to take care of their workforce and that their mental health is just as important as their physical health.
Here's what the incredible Lighthouse Club do:
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity – Shining Brighter, Reaching Further
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is the only charity that provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families who have suffered an injury or long term illness or just need some extra support. Since 1956 the charity has given £17.5 million of charitable support to 16,500 construction families.
The charity provides a 24 /7 Construction Industry Helpline which is the first point of contact to access a range of completely free and confidential support services including;
• Emergency Financial aid to construction families in crisis
• Advice on welfare and mental wellbeing
• Support on legal, tax and debt management matters
Last year, the Construction Industry Helpline supported 1500 families in crisis and 400 construction families were delivered a total of £735,000 in emergency financial aid. 1100 cases related to mental health and wellbeing advice, debt management and tax support and legal assistance.
The charity receives no public funding and relies entirely on the generosity of those within in the industry and their nationwide network of 21 independent, volunteer Regional Lighthouse Clubs to help them continue their vital work. Shocking statistics show that there is still much work to be done to improve the safety and emotional wellbeing of our construction community, but they can only do that with your support.
If you would like to apply for financial assistance or wellbeing support you can reach the Construction Industry Helpline on 0345 605 1956*
*Calls to this number from a landline and/or mobile are included if you have a free call package. However, charges will apply to calls that are made over your allowance or to those on PAYG. Please check with your provider if you are unsure.