Racing's Support Line

Racing Welfare's 24 hour helpline enables people to access support and guidance through digital, telephone and SMS text options

Accidents, injuries and emotions

August 2nd, 2021

If you’ve recently had an accident or an injury it is possible that in addition to the physical effects of the accident, you may be experiencing some psychological or emotional effects. It doesn’t matter whether the accident was in the work place or not. Following your accident you may also have injuries; therefore it’s possible […]

Racing’s Occupational Health Service

August 2nd, 2021

What is occupational health? Occupational health services exist to keep staff safe and healthy. Horse racing depends on a fit and healthy workforce and working at racing yards, studs and racecourses can be physically and mentally demanding. Consequently, the health of those who keep the show on the road is paramount. There are two main […]

Occupational Health: Liz Cooper explains more

August 2nd, 2021

Occupational Health Advisor, Liz Cooper, works for Team Prevent to provide our occupational health service to those who working racing. She tells us more about her role, explains what it’s all about and how it can benefit you. 1. What is occupational health and can you tell us more about the process? Occupational health teams keep […]

Occupational health made simple: a step-by-step guide

August 2nd, 2021

Put simply – occupational health is your health in the workplace. If a physical or mental health problem is affecting you at work, you can use Racing’s Occuaptional Health service to receive treatment through health professionals. According to the NHS, there is significant evidence to show that work is good for health and that work can […]

Racing Industry Accident Benefit Scheme

August 2nd, 2021

The RIABS Scheme provides benefits to eligible persons following accidental injury, disablement or death arising out of their duties for a licensed trainer, including whilst travelling from home to a place of work. The Scheme does not cover race riding accidents or accidents either on a racecourse or whilst travelling to or from a racecourse […]

Volunteering with Racing Welfare

August 3rd, 2021

Volunteers are highly valuable across the charitable sector. At Racing Welfare we value the contribution made by our team of volunteers and recognise that it would be more challenging for us to achieve our aims without their support. We strive to ensure that every Volunteer’s experience is both enjoyable and fulfilling and that they feel welcome, […]

NHS Dental Treatment

August 3rd, 2021

NHS Dental Treatment The NHS will provide any treatment that you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain. Your dentist must make clear to you which treatments can be provided under the NHS and which can only be provided on a private basis so that you can make an […]

Legal Advice available through Racing’s Support Line

August 2nd, 2021

Racing’s Support Line offers Legal Advice Do you have a legal problem and want to know where you stand?  Do you work or are you retired from the horseracing and breeding industry? If so, then you can access confidential and impartial legal advice through Racing’s Support Line.  This free-of-charge service can help you resolve legal issues quickly and effectively. […]

Benefits

August 2nd, 2021

Are you missing out on benefits you are fully entitled to? Every year billions of pounds worth of benefits go unclaimed in the UK so it is well worth keeping a track of your entitlements. What Benefits am I entitled to? Benefits are paid by the government to people who are unable to work or have a […]

Fundraising through COVID-19

August 2nd, 2021

Lauren Webb (pictured), yard manager to trainer Daniel Kubler, speaks with modesty and humility when asked about making the final three for a Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff award in the leadership category. Her dedication to her work and the staff in the yard, however, shines through. This dedication led Lauren to fundraise for Racing […]