We provide a confidential 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline which is available to the industry’s workforce and their families in the UK and Ireland. The Construction Industry Helpline is supported and marketed by the Considerate Constructors Scheme. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, the helpline provides the first point of contact for those who need to access a range of completely confidential support services including:
We also support education and training initiatives within the industry and if someone is so badly injured or suffering from an illness which means they cannot return to their normal work, we can provide access to finance to re-train within our sector. We also finance socially disadvantaged young people and young offenders through education programmes to get into construction
Our health and safety fund finances innovative and implementable ideas to improve health or safety in the work environment and on site.
Help your construction workforce gain access to our invaluable support services by ordering your construction industry helpline pack which includes A2 posters for your site or office and handy wallet-sized cards.
Find out more about our Construction Industry Helpline and App
Watch our video to find out more about our helpline and our new app, providing vital information, advice and guidance on many wellbeing topics including stress, anxiety, depression, anger and suicidal thoughts. If you’d like to use this video for your Toolbox Talk or to let your employees know where they can turn to for help, you can download it here.
A bit of history behind our charity
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has been delivering Charitable Welfare and Support to the Construction Community since 1956. It all began one evening when a group of gentlemen who had been attending a Ministry of Public Buildings and Works Exhibition on Tyneside, found themselves on the seafront at Whitley Bay.
Under the light of St Mary’s Lighthouse, they vowed to extend the goodwill they enjoyed at the show by starting something to unite and benefit the entire industry. From that day forward, the Lighthouse Club was formed. Soon after, the club introduced the Lighthouse Club Benevolent Fund, which offered aid and assistance to construction workers who suffered an accident or illness and started small by providing Christmas hampers.