Ben: support for life for the automotive industry
Ben is a not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families.
As an independent charity, our tailored, holistic care and support services focus on the four main pillars of peoples’ health and wellbeing: financial, physical, mental and social, enabling people to navigate life’s toughest challenges and empowering them to make lasting, positive change.
Everyone who works, or has worked, in the automotive industry can access our confidential, free support services for themselves and their family dependents. Ben also provides high quality care for those in later life at our excellent care centres and in their own homes and for the more independent, at our award-winning retirement village.
Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years of age with a life threatening or terminal illness and need the bespoke support we offer.Today there are an estimated 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with a life limiting or life threatening condition who may require palliative care (University of Leeds, 2011). Many of these children and their families are able to cope or are not in a ‘crisis situation’. However, thousands of families have to face the very real possibility that their child may die and struggle to cope on a day to day basis.
We support these families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness and are in the greatest need. Our Family Support Workers provide a life line to these families and children. We support the whole family including parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters and grandparents. They bring support and help to families who so desperately need it at home, in hospital and in the community. Any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis.