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

Coronavirus: Money Matters

August 3rd, 2021

  Racing Welfare Self-Isolation Grants Racing Welfare are providing self-isolation grants to anyone in the racing industry whose ability to work has been affected as a result of being advised to self-isolate. The self-isolation grants, funded by the John Pearce Foundation will be awarded at a standard £500 per person and will aim to ease […]

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 […]

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 […]

Worried about becoming homeless?

August 3rd, 2021

If you find yourself homeless or under threat of being made homeless you should always seek advice straight away. Many organisations like Racing Welfare, Citizens Advice Bureau, and Shelter, can help you but if you find yourself without a home then the law places a duty on the local authority to advise you. Considering what help is […]

Coronavirus: Advice and Guidance

August 3rd, 2021

  FINANCE Racing Welfare have introduced Covid-19 grants for anyone working in the racing industry who is in need of immediate financial assistance due to the current crisis. A comprehensive online benefits calculator and grant checker from financial support charity TURN2US can be found here. If you need help with your energy bills go here. Already Claiming Universal Credit due to Covid-19? If you or your partner are […]

Paul’s Story: Mental Health First Aid Courses

August 3rd, 2021

Mental Health First Aid Courses In conjunction with Mental Health First Aid England, Racing Welfare run national mental health first aid courses allowing racing staff to take part in either a half-day training course or a more in-depth two-day course on mental health awareness. They are designed to give an understanding of what mental health is and the confidence to […]

Sleep Counselling

August 3rd, 2021

Are you struggling to sleep? Are you struggling to get to sleep or do you find yourself waking in the night unable to get back to sleep? Whatever your sleep issue, a lack of it can affect everything in life – your productivity, your relationships, your family life and your overall health. Sleepstation is an NHS accredited, […]

Sleepless in Suffolk

August 3rd, 2021

Racing Welfare’s Digital Marketing Executive, Parris Lane, blogs her way through sleep counselling to help cure those pesky sleepless nights. Read her experience of the NHS-accredited sleep programme below. It’s a wrap – Ssshhhh – I now sleep like a baby. Thanks to sleep counselling, Parris is now sleeping soundly and equipped with a whole host […]

Coping with Bereavement

August 2nd, 2021

Experiencing the loss of someone close to us through death is an inevitable part of life but that does not make it any easier when we experience it. Adjusting to life without the person who has died takes time usually more time than we realise. Eventually most people are able to make these adjustments and look forward. […]

Coronavirus: Mental Health Tips

August 2nd, 2021

  Racing Welfare have teamed up with Great British Racing to produce a mental wellbeing toolkit which can be downloaded above. We understand that the Coronavirus outbreak affects everyone who works in racing in different ways and as lockdown has been extended until July 19, 2021, it has never been more important to look after your […]