The Lighthouse Club: The Construction Industry Charity

Support for people who have worked in the construction industry for at least five years.

The Lighthouse Club now provides a 24x7 Construction Industry Helpline 0845 605 1956 and supporting website that provides the gateway to deliver:

  • Emergency financial aid to the construction industry community in times of crisis following an illness, accident, injury or bereavement that forces a family into a state of poverty

  • Advice on range of matters including: Occupational health and wellbeing issues as an employee or an employer (Through our partners Constructing Better Health Support) and advice for sufferers of stress and addiction related illness

  • Advice on matters ranging from divorce to employment

  • Advice on specific tax related issues concerning employment within the construction sector (Through our partners RIFT)

  • Help to manage and reschedule debt

  • Help to understand the benefits system and entitlement, especially if caring for others

  • Support on career changes, especially after accident or injury preventing return to your original job.

Types of grants

  • Recurrent grants to help towards living costs for those in need through accident, disability or ill-health and for those in need because a member of their family (who was in the construction industry) has died or has a fatal illness.

  • One-off grants are also available towards essential items or services, such as a new bed, a replacement washing machine, funeral costs and school uniforms.

Last updated on 22 October 2019

Who is eligible?

Before applying, you should check that you meet all these four requirements:

  • You have worked in the construction industry for more than 5 Years
  • You have been advised and are claiming all the benefits that you are entitled to under the current government schemes
  • You have less than £6,000 in savings or in a bank account
  • You are unable to work due to ONE of the following reasons:

a) You were injured at work or outside work and expected to be unable to work for more than 6 months

b) You are suffering an illness that prevents you from working for a period longer than 6 months

c) You are now the full time primary carer for a spouse or child

d) You are suffering a long term, life changing or terminal illness

How to apply?

Please call our ​Construction Industry Helpline on 0345 605 1956 to complete the application over the phone. You can also apply online:

Other information

The organisation also gives advice on health and wellbeing, legal advice, and financial advice such as tax advice and debt advice. The organisations runs a 24 hour helpline: 0345 605 1956

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