Drinks Trust

Coronavirus pandemic update

The Drinks Trust is receiving unprecedented demand for its services. At this time, we will continue to welcome applications, but due to extremely high demand for our services, as it currently stands we are unable to provide financial support to any new applications as of Monday the 16th March 2020.

We are, however, investing additional resources into our helpline which will provide specialist mental health support and advice. To speak to one of our of advisers, please call: 0800 915 4610.

What the Drinks Trust does

We support people who work or have worked within the UK drinks industry.

This means anyone who has worked in a pub, brewery, bar, distillery, vineyards, off licence, trade press publication, warehouse or in an office based role at a company producing, distributing, marketing or selling primarily alcohol.

To be eligible for support, you must have spent at least 2 years in the drinks industry or 20% of your working life. You must also live in the UK.

Last updated on 2 June 2020

Who is eligible?

People who live in the UK who have worked in the UK drinks industry for at least two years or for 20% of their working life. 

People who work in the UK drinks industry might work in a:

  • Pub or bar,
  • Brewery or distillery
  • Vineyards
  • Off licence
  • Trade press publication
  • Warehouse or in an office based role at a company producing, distributing, marketing or selling primarily alcohol.

How to apply?

The Drinks Trust is receiving unprecedented demand for its services. At this time, we will continue to welcome applications, but due to extremely high demand for our services, as it currently stands we are unable to provide financial support to any new applications as of Monday the 16th March 2020.

We are, however, investing additional resources into our helpline which will provide specialist mental health support and advice. To speak to one of our of advisers, please call: 0800 915 4610.

For more information on how we can support you, please visit the Coronavirus page on the Drinks Trust website

Other information

The Drinks Trust has a 100% confidential helpline for mental health and wellbeing manned by professional counsellors. It also offers free counselling sessions.

The Charity also has a range of downloadable welfare advice sheets on the Drinks Trust website

Contact details

The Drinks Trust
39-45 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3XF
Telephone: 0800 915 4610
Email: support@drinkstrust.org.uk
Web: https://www.drinkstrust.org.uk/

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