Racing's Support Line

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

Bank Accounts

August 3rd, 2021

Why do you need a bank account? You can use a bank account for: Paying your bills Receiving money – such as your salary or benefits Keeping track of where your money is going Saving money Choosing a Bank Account Getting the right sort of account is important – you need to think about how and where […]

Workplace Pensions

August 3rd, 2021

What are Workplace Pensions? Workplace pensions also known as Occupational Pensions are a way of saving for your retirement. Each month a certain amount will be deducted from your pay and saved until you retire.  Pensions are arranged by employers rather than the state. The employer and usually the employees, contribute to the fund. The two main types of […]

Making the most of your money

August 3rd, 2021

Top 5 Hints and Tips Money tight? Are you receiving all of the money that you possibly can? There are many ways to make your money go further whether you are reaching retirement, starting a family or renting or buying a house. Below are some top tips for making the most of your money. 1. Benefits […]

Racing Welfare Grants Criteria

August 3rd, 2021

About Racing Welfare Grants Racing Welfare awards grants to those who work or who have worked in the thoroughbred racing and breeding Industries, including their dependants. Grants are awarded: For the relief of poverty, sickness & injury, For the advancement of education & retraining, For the provision of goods & services that will aid health […]

Budgeting

August 3rd, 2021

A budget is a plan for your money. It tells you how much money you have coming in, how much you need to allow for essential costs and how much you have left towards other things you need. Taking the time to manage your money better by budgeting can really pay off. It can help […]

Legal Advice available through Racing’s Support Line

August 3rd, 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 3rd, 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 […]

Blog – Lucy Baker – Telephone Support

August 3rd, 2021

RACING’S SUPPORT LINE We have asked staff from across the racing industry to explore some of the services on offer through Racing’s Support Line which is now delivered in partnership with Care first. In part two of her series, industry employee Lucy Baker discovers that Telephone Information Specialists can provide practical support for everything from […]

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 […]

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 […]