Welcome to the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation
A national charity supporting former miners and their families with help and advice to alleviate disadvantage arising from disability, ill health or financial hardship.
Through regionally based staff teams the quality of life of many mining beneficiaries has been enhanced. During the year there were 13,251 client contacts which included 8,067 home visits. In addition to practical advice and support there was, through help and advice from our staff on welfare rights and mining related compensation, an increase in income of £4,056,000 to beneficiary households.
Following an initial pilot project undertaken in Durham the Trustees agreed to profile the Organisation’s services amongst all mining pension households which involves a two year communications strategy to 289,500 households to inform individuals of the services which the Organisation can provide should they be required now or in future years. The initial stages of this strategy through the year has produced a demand increase of 5% from Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme households and 2% from those who receive a pension from the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme.
A modest impact has been achieved through the support and advice which the Organisation provides to the trustees of a number of recreational charities established on mining trusts which enables extensive recreational participation in former mining communities.
We have offices across the country to help and support people nationwide
We offer a range of support services including home visits, benefits checks, grants and advise
There a range of convalescence breaks for you to choose from provided by various charities