Racing's Support Line

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

Trips and Outings

August 3rd, 2021

  Racing Welfare organises a number of events around the UK in a bid to tackle loneliness and isolation amongst retired staff, their partners and carers. The trips provide an opportunity to meet with familiar faces and enjoy a social event with like-minded people. Each year we organise group outings across the country to local racecourses, seaside […]

Free TV Licences

August 3rd, 2021

How to get your free TV Licence It has been announced that from June 1, 2020 pensioners aged over 75 will have to pay for their TV licence having previously received them for free. The TV licence costs £154.50 a year. Those claiming pension credit will still be eligible. If your TV licence expires when you are 74 […]

Planning for Retirement

August 3rd, 2021

GUIDANCE WITH PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT Retirement When planning for your own retirement you will have different things to consider, depending on your current situation. How you make your plan will be unique to you. Tips for Retirement You should start thinking about your retirement plan a few years before you intend to actually retire. Below are a few […]

Community Events Case Study

August 3rd, 2021

  Louis Pinder (pictured above) enjoyed a 25-year career in racing, working for trainers in the north and in Ireland. Louis retired eight years ago and he regularly attends Racing Welfare’s local community events around Malton for racing retirees. He tells us more below.   I enjoyed a long career in racing… I did my apprenticeship […]

About State Pension

August 3rd, 2021

The State Pension is a regular payment from the government which most people can claim when they reach State Pension age. The point at which you reach State Pension age depends on your year of birth. You can calculate your State Pension age at the Gov.uk website . How much will I receive? To find out an […]

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, […]

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 […]

Check-in and Chat Case Study

August 2nd, 2021

CHECK-IN AND CHAT Racing Welfare’s Check-in and Chat is available to everyone who works in racing. If you are feeling lonely or isolated you can sign up to a weekly befriending call and talk to a befriender in a safe and secure environment. We spoke to Jane, who works as a Stud Hand and used the service following the birth […]

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 […]