CRASH is a unique, practical charity that assists homelessness and hospice charities with construction related projects, creating places that care for people.
It is our policy to support charities with practical elements of their building projects. We believe this can hugely improve the experience of the construction process for the charities we help, and create better places for people to live and work.
How we do it
We work collaboratively with all of the projects we support to deliver assistance in three ways:
- Free of charge professional expertise
- Sourcing and specifying building materials; pro-bono or discounted
- And awarding cash grants donated by the construction and property industry
Why we do it
Well designed and expertly built environments have a positive effect on how we all feel and behave.
This is especially true for people who are homeless, vulnerable or sick and those who care for them.
The statutory annual accounts for CRASH can be found on the Charity Commission’s website. Please go to www.charitycommission.gov.uk/find-charities/ and enter our Registered Charity Number 1054107 in the search box for access.
Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity (Lighthouse Club)
We are the only charity that provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families who have suffered an injury or long term illness or simply need a helping hand. We receive no public funding and rely on the generosity of those within in the industry to help us continue our vital work. Shocking statistics show that there is still much work to be done to improve the safety and emotional wellbeing of our construction community, but we can only do that with your support.
Who we are :
Mates in Mind was established by the Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG) with the support of the British Safety Council in September 2016. Mates in Mind is a registered charity operating in the UK. The concept of Mates in Mind was launched at the end of January 2017 at the HCLG’s 2nd Construction Summit.
Mates in mind aims to provide clear information to employers on available support and guidance on mental health, mental illness and mental wellbeing, and how they can address this within their organisations.
What we do :
Mates in Mind is not looking to reinvent the wheel. It helps to make sense of available options and provides support to employers. It does so in partnership with leading charities and organisations such as Mind, Samaritans and Mental Health First Aid England.
Our vision – there is no health without mental health
Mates in Mind aims to:
- Raise awareness and understanding of mental health and mental ill-health.
- Help people to understand how, when and where to get support.
- Break the silence and stigma through promoting cultures of positive wellbeing throughout the industry.
Mates in Mind has an ambitious goal – to reach 100,000 workers in the first year, and by 2025, we aim to have reached 75% of the construction industry.
We recognise that one of our biggest challenges will be in reaching small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) – but by working collaboratively through supply chains and with trade bodies, we are confident that we will be able to achieve our aims and success will be shared by all.