Insurance Charities Awareness Week 19-23 June
It’s the annual Insurance Charities Awareness Week #ICAW. The aim of this week to reach as many insurance employees as possible across the UK and Ireland to inform them that their industry has a charity to support them in their times of need.
Display boxes and bags filled with branded items are sent to insurance employers for them to distribute to their staff and learn more about the charity.
Alongside this the charity runs a series of lunchtime lectures for those working in the insurance sector. This year speakers from Mind and Dementia UK talked about coping with depression and anxiety and how to recognise early signs of dementia. These topics were chosen as the charity tries to address issues that affect us all, whether personally or through family members or colleagues.
Every year The Insurance Charities are approached by hundreds of individuals who have found their lives taking an unexpected turn. They can offer day-to-day financial help, advice and support, welfare breaks, pay for activities for children and young people, home adaptations, aids and care, and disability support. They pay out over £1.2 million annually to people in need of our help.
The Insurance Charities gives vital financial and practical support to past and present employees of the insurance industry, and their dependent relatives.
We can help anyone who has relevant experience working in the insurance industry, in any role in the UK and Ireland, and who may now be facing hardship.
Established over 100 years ago we have helped many thousands of people in an extraordinary variety of way, from helping people hit by natural disasters such as floods; to helping fund essential surgery for children; assisting individuals facing debt through a change in circumstances; helping families facing severe illnesses; paying for essential home alterations and supporting people over the years who need help and on-going assistance.
Expert advice can help people find the right support and direct financial assistance is provided to meet a wide range of needs.
We welcome direct enquiries or applications via a third party such as a company's welfare department or other charitable organisation.
We rely on donations and fundraising from Individuals, Local Institutes and Insurance Companies and Intermediaries.
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