As Scotland's hospitality and #licensed #trade charity, The Ben is increasingly concerned about the impact of #Coronavirus on the people of our industry both in terms of health but also potential financial hardship.
The Ben is here as a safety net for anyone who works in our trade and is facing extreme financial hardship as a result of the virus, and we may be in a position to offer one-off financial assistance on a case by case basis.
If this applies to you or any colleagues please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office on 0141 353 3596
You can speak to a Breathing Space advisor on 0800 83 85 87.
The Breathing Space phoneline is available:
If you are feeling distressed, in a state of despair, suicidal or need emotional support out with these hours you can contact Samaritans on 116 123.
Your call will be confidential and will be taken by a trained Samaritans volunteer. The phoneline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you are ill and feel it can't wait until your GP surgery re-opens you can call NHS 24 on 111. For an emergency ambulance you should dial 999.
Have you worked in the trade and have a financial need? If so, you can apply to the BEN for help...
Ann from Edinburgh
Ann’s husband suffered a stroke and could no longer walk and talk, she was finding it difficult to get him out in his wheelchair as he was too heavy to push.