We are delighted to announce the Lighthouse Club as our new charity partner.
This is a fantastic organisation which provides financial assistance and mental wellbeing services to people who work in the construction industry and their families.
“The Lighthouse Club offers vital support services to people in need,” says Tim Hunt, Managing Director. “It’s the perfect charity for us to choose to support because it’s directly relevant to the many, many construction contractors and agencies we serve. We will be able to signpost people to Lighthouse Club to ensure people get the help they need when facing difficult times.”
- According to Lighthouse, every working day there are two people in the construction industry who take their own lives.
- Last year there were 30 fatalities on UK building sites.
- Stress, depression or anxiety account for around a fifth of workplace illness.
- Every year there over 2000 major accidents that incapacitate the worker in such a way that they cannot return to work.
Lighthouse offers a 24/7 confidential helpline for construction workers and their families in the UK and Ireland. People can access emergency financial aid, advice on occupational health and mental wellbeing as well as support on legal, tax and debt management matters.
We have made a donation to become an official Corporate Supporter and will fund raise over coming months to support the work of Lighthouse Club.
For more information, or to access support services, please visit www.lighthouseclub.org.