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December 2014

Issue 34


The Scheme helps launch the

Construction Industry Helpline

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has proudly partnered with the Construction

Industry Helpline – a confidential hotline dedicated to supporting and assisting the

industry’s workforce.

Working with construction industry

charity the Lighthouse Club,

the helpline was unveiled at the

Scheme’s annual Drinks Reception,

held in the Imperial War Museum

on Thursday 4th December.

Those working in the industry,

as well as their families, can

contact the Construction

Industry Helpline via

www. constructionindustryhelpline. com

or by calling the 24/7

confidential helpline on

0845 605


to access:

1) Emergency financial aid in times

of crisis following an illness,

accident, injury or bereavement

that forces a family into a state of


2) Advice on occupational health

and wellbeing issues as an

employee or an employer

3) Support and advice for sufferers

of stress and addiction-related


4) Advice on matters ranging from

divorce to employment

5) Advice on specific tax-related

issues concerning employment

within the construction sector

6) Help to manage and reschedule


7) Help to understand the benefits

system and your entitlement,

especially if you are caring for


8) Support on career changes,

especially after accident or injury

preventing you from returning to

your original job

Managed by the Lighthouse Club,

the 24/7 confidential helpline is not

publicly funded and relies entirely

on the generosity and support of

industry organisations, fundraising

groups and individuals.

It has already received fantastic

support from industry donators

Mulalley, Canary Wharf Contractors,

Elev8 Interiors, Parkeray and Rydon

- whose generosity has helped get

the helpline off to a flying start.

The helpline will share usage data

only with the Scheme so that it

can understand where areas of

construction need to be improved

so that new initiatives can be

developed in order to address

issues raised. The helpline is strictly

confidential and no personal or

private details will be shared.

Speaking on the launch of the

helpline, Chief Executive of the

Lighthouse Club, Bill Hill said: “I am

absolutely delighted to be able to

launch the Construction Industry

Helpline in partnership with the

Considerate Constructors Scheme.

“I am extremely grateful to the

Scheme for its help in raising

awareness of this much-needed

Chief Executive of the Lighthouse Club Bill Hill