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02nd August 2021 - Support for Hospitality Sector

Support for Hospitality Sector

The Drinks Trust

Provides support, care and assistance to the drinks industry workforce since 1886. They are a drinks industry community organisation. Since 1886, The Drinks Trust (formerly The Benevolent) has provided care and support to the people who form the drinks industry workforce, both past and present. The Drinks Trust is run by drinks industry professionals, funded by drinks industry partners and supported by thousands of drinks industry fundraisers, volunteers and contributors.

The Trust provides individuals with services across vocational, well-being, financial and practical support. These services are intended to assist with and improve the circumstances of those who receive them. 

The Trust provides individuals with services across vocational, well-being, financial and practical support. These services are intended to assist with and improve the circumstances of those who receive them.

The Drinks Trust Helpline - 0800 915 4610

This free helpline is open 24/7 with a dedicated team of counsellors offering in the moment support. It can give referrals to over 30 various online CBT and 1:1 sessions on debt, legal advice, meditation, life & career coaching, consumer advice and more. Click here for details. 

The Licensed Trade Charity (LTC)  Free Helpline

0808 801 0550

This is a free helpline that anyone working in the licensed trade can call if they need support of any kind. The LTC offer support and advice through this helpline a variety of issues such as:

Mental Health

The LTC has resources that can support you with any mental health issues you may be facing, these include help-sheets with practical tips that might help you think through what you are facing. Counsellors are also available to help through the free helpline.

Health

Especially during the pandemic, health has become a major concern for many. If you become ill, or have an accident, your whole life may be affected. The LTC can provide useful advice on money, housing, your job and more, to help you get by. They might also be able to help you with financial support if you are off work for some time.

Housing

They provide support to those facing issues with their home, whether it’s paying the bills or not having essential items. The helpline and resources online provide support and advice on housing. They may also be able to provide solutions to more serious housing issues such as homelessness through their partnerships with Shelter and Anchor Housing.

Money

Advice and support on money and financial issues is available through the LTC. They give advice on a variety of things including what benefits you may be entitled to and how to manage personal debt. In some cases they can provide financial aid when needed.

Employment Support

The impact of COVID-19 on the licensed trade sector has been huge. Many find themselves needing to look for a new job whether to supplement their income or after losing theirs through redundancy. The LTC has resources to help you improve or update your skills, create a great CV, find a new job and prepare for interview.

Education

The LTC are also able to provide education support for those working in the licensed trade and their families. For those working in the industry, the LTC are able to provide training and guidance to help them into a better job. For the families of those working in the licensed trade, the LTC is able to provide support for children in school. In some circumstances, children may be eligible to attend the LTC’s school in Berkshire.

Bracknell Forest
West Berkshire
Wokingham