Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and Considerate Constructors Scheme launch new helpline packs
The Construction Industry Helpline provides a free 24x7 confidential employee assistance programme for all of the construction workforce and their families in the UK. From highway and railway construction to office buildings and homes, from steel fixer, plant operator and ground worker to - the Helpline is there to deliver mental wellbeing, financial assistance, legal advice and support on education and training.
The Helpline is operated by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and is funded by the charitable generosity of the construction industry.
With the crucial support of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, the Helpline has launched a new range of packs which are available to purchase. Each pack contains wallet sized Helpline cards for distribution to the workforce and A2 posters to promote the Helpline on site depending on company size and turnover.
By purchasing a pack, the site, company or supplier is also making a commitment to undertake a “Lighthouse Day”, which can be any day in the year where anything can be done to raise much-needed funds for the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity.
Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity Chief Executive Bill Hill said: “As well as delivering emergency financial aid to those in our industry suffering hardship, we have augmented our Helpline services to support callers suffering from anxiety, stress, and depression in support of the recent research into the mental health of the industry. It is now imperative that we put the Helpline Card in the hands of every construction worker in the industry, so they will always have a safety net to catch them at their time of need. The Considerate Constructors Scheme has fully embraced this initiative right from the start and we cannot thank them enough for their enthusiastic support.”
Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “The Scheme is keen to take its on-going support for the Construction Industry Helpline to the next level which is why we have launched these essential packs for the benefit of the entire workforce.
“The Helpline provides invaluable support for workers and their families during times of difficulty and hardship and has already made a huge difference to the lives of many people.
The Scheme would like to see this important industry asset go from strength to strength which is why we are urging as many sites and businesses to purchase the packs and pledge to hold a “Lighthouse Day” to raise funds for the charity. There is no pressure to raise a target amount – just as much as you can on the day to make a difference.”