Already Claiming Universal Credit due to Covid-19?
If you or your partner are now returning to work or have found new employment you need to inform the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP). You can do this by updating the details in your online Universal Credit journal. If you have been affected financially by Covid-19 and need immediate financial assistance Racing Welfare have introduced Covid-19 Emergency Grants.
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 are now having to work from home, you may have lost your only safe place. We have a dedicatedCoronavirus: Domestic Abusepage where you can find help and support.
Relationship charityRelatecan also provide support and guidance.
The Coronavirus outbreak has affected everyone who works in racing in different ways. Whatever your circumstances, it has never been more important to look after your mental wellbeing. OurCoronavirus: Mental Healthsupport page ishere.
Racing Welfare and Great British Racing have come together to produce aWellbeing Toolkitspecifically designed to support the mental wellbeing of racing’s workforce during the Covid-19 outbreak. You can find the toolkithere.
TheMental Health Foundationalso have adedicated pagewith useful tips on managing your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Clickhereto see the guidance onemployment options for working parentsprovided by the NTF.
For advice on how tohelp and protect your child, UNICEF has some useful explainershere.
SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
The CharityYoungMindshas useful advice for young people struggling with their mental health due to the Coronavirus.
The most up-to-date industry guidance and updates from theBritish Horseracing Authorityarehere.
TheNational Trainers Federationhas created a comprehensive document to support trainers which can be foundhere.
For Breeding Industry guidance from TheThoroughbred Breeders Associationclickhere.
UPDATES FROM THE JOCKEY CLUB
For the latest Coronavirus updates from The Jockey Club clickhere. The updates include statements from Jockey Club Racecourses and Jockey Club Live on future racing and music events.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Racing Welfare would like to reassure you that our services remain open to anyone needing support. Our top priority is the wellbeing of all racing’s people.
In order to continue to deliver our services and prioritise those who need us most, our regional offices in Middleham, Malton, Lambourn and Newmarket (both at The Racing Centre and Park Lane) will be closed to the public with immediate effect.
Our welfare team will be contactable during office hours via the numbers listed below: