Welfare & Wellbeing

Our aim is to provide relief from the effects of financial hardship, poor health and distress. We do this through one-off grants, regular financial assistance and signposting to specialist services.

Who can apply for help?

We help people of all ages who:
  • work or have worked for at least three years, not necessarily consecutively or for the same employer, in printing, publishing, packaging, graphic arts or the allied trades
  • are a dependant of someone who has worked for at least three years in printing, publishing, packaging, graphic arts or the allied trades

Welfare & Grants

What we can help with

If you are on a very low income, you may be eligible for Regular Financial Assistance (RFA), which is paid twice a year and can be used for any purpose.

Our one-off grants support independent living so you can stay in your own home, as well as help with essential day-to-day expenditure. We consider applications for things such as:

  • home adaptations
  • mobility and visual aids
  • respite care
  • bereavement

We also offer financial support to top up care fees including nursing home, residential care or care in sheltered housing or your own home.

 

We know that it’s not always easy to ask for help, but our Welfare and Wellbeing Team is a friendly voice at the end of the phone. Please call us on 01293 542 820. All calls are confidential. Alternatively, email us at support@theprintingcharity.org.uk

How to apply

To apply for financial assistance, please download and complete the application and bacs payment forms and return them to us by post or email. The guidance notes will help you complete the forms, but if you have any queries, please call us on 01293 542 820 and we’ll be happy to talk you through the information we need.

To apply for top-up fees, please download and complete the application form and bacs payment forms and return these to us by post or email. Please refer to our guidance notes to help you to complete the forms.

Redundancy support

The printing industry has always innovated and adapted, but change can affect individuals working in the sector. We fund a partner organisation to provide CV writing, job search and interview coaching for people facing redundancy.

439

people helped through CV and job search training in 2016

Wellbeing

Many of the people who contact us for help have immediate and, at times, complex needs. We work with you to identify your particular needs and assess the most appropriate support.

As well as financial support, this might include signposting you to specialist services, such as debt advice, counselling, homelessness, mental health and community inclusion.

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