How we help

a-helping-handWelfare services for the News Trade

We help people and their immediate dependents, who have been employed in newspaper and magazine distribution in the UK and who have fallen on hard times. Distribution means people who deal with newspapers and magazines from the time they leave the printing press until they reach the reader.

We provide:-

  • Financial Support
    • Regular Grants
    • One-off Samaritan Grants
    • Help with Care Costs & Care Home Fees
  • Help for Children ~
    Funded by the Association of Circulation Executives (ACE)
  • Almoner Home Visits
  • State Benefits Advice
  • Debt Advice Counselling
  • Support for the Disabled & their Carers
  • Advisory, Signposting & Information Service
  • Anxiety Support

Welfare Expenditure 2017 – £734,000

  • Regular Benefit £507,000
  • Samaritan Grants £120,000
  • Winter Comfort £ 44,000
  • Christmas Gifts £ 31,000
  • Fresh Start £ 17,000
  • Anxiety Support £10,000
  • Nursing Home Fees £ 3,000

If you have a proven trade connection and are in need of support and/or financial assistance, please complete the enquiry form. Each application is assessed on its individual merits.

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