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.
Impact January To March 2016
Through regionally based staff teams the quality of life of many mining beneficiaries has been enhanced. In the first quarter of 2016 we have carried out over 2500 home visits.
This level of visits suggests that this year will be the busiest in our history as a charity.
In this quarter we have increased the income of our beneficiaries by over £1,100,000, primarily through maximizing the benefit income to which they are entitled.
As part of our national campaign to contact former miners and their widows we have now sent out in excess of 61,000 letters to those receiving a mineworker's pension.
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