The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is the only charity that provides emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to the construction community and their families.
A crucial element of the charity’s strategy is to provide a wide range of free and widely available reactive and pro-active welfare and wellbeing resources to every construction worker or their family in the UK and Ireland.
The charity’s VISION is that “No construction worker or their family should be alone in a crisis” and their MISSION is to
-Reduce construction workforce suicides.
-Improve industry welfare and wellbeing for this generation and the next and
-Make welfare and wellbeing support visible and accessible for all in construction.
The charity receives no public sector funding and rely on the generosity of the industry to help them help our workforce and their families.
In 2022 the charity supported 3421 construction families in crisis through their helpline services, trained 3850 workers in Mental Health First Aid and other wellbeing education, delivered 1753 counselling sessions, created a nationwide network of 406 Beacons, delivered 28 Critical Site Interventions to support 1218 workers experiencing the traumatic effects of a major site incident or fatality and through their #MakeItVisible Onsite Tours engaged 8899 site workers in discussions to start the conversation on wellbeing and as a result of this initiative made 25 safeguarding interventions. These were workers with suicidal ideation that received immediate counselling. For every £1 invested in the charity they are creating £9.12 of Social Value.
The Lighthouse Charity has become a central provider for the industry and to the 53% of our circa 3 million workforce that are either self-employed, agency staff or on zero hour contracts, who have nowhere to turn in a crisis.
All the charitable services available to the industry can be found on the new construction Welfare and Wellbeing portal www.MakeItVisible.info and information about the charity can be found at www.LighthouseClub.org