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Coronavirus: Community

August 3rd, 2021

Regional Community Executive, Adam Ferguson (pictured at Malton Open Day), supports the fundraising team with different community events that go on throughout the year in the North, including open days, racing staff boxing and racing staff week, as well as individual fundraising. He also organises community activities for both working and retired beneficiaries including coffee mornings, rounders, quiz nights, golf […]

Childcare

August 3rd, 2021

Childcare Choices As a parent or guardian working in the racing industry, we understand that it can be a real challenge to find good quality childcare to fit in with your working life.  You are your child’s most important carer, and it’s what you and your children do together at home that is most important in […]

Domestic Violence

August 3rd, 2021

What is Domestic Violence Domestic violence is any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in an intimate relationship, marriage or family relationship, regardless of gender or sexuality. Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Noticing and acknowledging the warning signs and symptoms of domestic violence and abuse is […]

Funeral Plans

August 3rd, 2021

  A funeral has different meanings for different people. It is an opportunity to say goodbye to the person who has died and to mourn their loss. It can also be an occasion to celebrate their life and express thankfulness for them. Some people leave a written record or have told family or friends what […]

Coronavirus: Domestic Abuse

August 3rd, 2021

  The measures introduced by the Government to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus are a challenge for all of us, but could be particularly worrying for you if you are a victim of domestic abuse. You may be feeling unsafe if you are isolated in your home with your abuser and if you […]

Trips and Outings

August 3rd, 2021

  Racing Welfare organises a number of events around the UK in a bid to tackle loneliness and isolation amongst retired staff, their partners and carers. The trips provide an opportunity to meet with familiar faces and enjoy a social event with like-minded people. Each year we organise group outings across the country to local racecourses, seaside […]

Free TV Licences

August 3rd, 2021

How to get your free TV Licence It has been announced that from June 1, 2020 pensioners aged over 75 will have to pay for their TV licence having previously received them for free. The TV licence costs £154.50 a year. Those claiming pension credit will still be eligible. If your TV licence expires when you are 74 […]

Planning for Retirement

August 3rd, 2021

GUIDANCE WITH PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT Retirement When planning for your own retirement you will have different things to consider, depending on your current situation. How you make your plan will be unique to you. Tips for Retirement You should start thinking about your retirement plan a few years before you intend to actually retire. Below are a few […]

Community Events Case Study

August 3rd, 2021

  Louis Pinder (pictured above) enjoyed a 25-year career in racing, working for trainers in the north and in Ireland. Louis retired eight years ago and he regularly attends Racing Welfare’s local community events around Malton for racing retirees. He tells us more below.   I enjoyed a long career in racing… I did my apprenticeship […]

Statutory Sick Pay

August 3rd, 2021

COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay If you work in the horseracing industry and have been affected by the Coronavirus, we are here to offer you monetary guidance and support. There are support measures in place from the government to help you and remember, if you work in racing, you are never alone; our welfare officers and advisors […]