Racing's Support Line

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

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 […]

Coping with a terminal diagnosis

August 3rd, 2021

Terminal Illness A terminal illness is an illness which cannot be cured and will at some stage cause death within a limited time period.  This time period is difficult to predict and could be a matter of weeks at worst.  Receiving such distressing news can be extremely difficult and can affect people and their families in different […]

Blog – Lucy Baker on managing people at work

August 2nd, 2021

  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 three of the series, industry employee Lucy Baker is relieved to find some help from the Management Support Service. I don’t know […]

Bullying

August 2nd, 2021

What is Bullying? Bullying is a form of abuse that can occur anywhere, for example, in your community, at work or in your own home. If you work in the horseracing industry and are being bullied, do not hesitate to contact us for non-judgemental and confidential support from one of our team. Some types of bullying […]

Harassment

August 2nd, 2021

What is harassment? Harassment can be experienced as unwelcome comments; either written, spoken or shown through actions which: Violate an individual’s dignity and/or; Create an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. Forms of Harassment Harassment can take many forms: Sexual abuse Physical abuse Verbal abuse In the digital age it can be received via […]

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. […]

About Racing’s ‘Check-in and Chat’ Service

August 2nd, 2021

CHECK-IN AND CHAT What is Check-in and Chat? Are you feeling lonely or isolated? Here at Racing Welfare we provide a telephone Check-in and Chat service for vulnerable, lonely or isolated people within the horseracing industry. Our caring and compassionate advisors are here to support you if you ever feel alone. Volunteers will call you on […]