Automotive industry charity BEN has reported a 17% increase in the number of people contacting the organisation for help in the last year, with a 34% increase in dedicated helpline calls.
The charity, which provides care, support and advice, has recently created new corporate charity partnerships and launched a new website following the increased demand.
BEN’s chief operating officer Nigel Rothband said: “The surge in calls to BEN over the last year demonstrates both that people are aware of the support that we can offer but also that there is a lot of help still needed.”
The news comes as the charity prepares for the spring opening of Lynwood Care Centre and Lynwood Village retirement complex. Specialising in dementia care, the new Lynwood Care Centre has 96 bedrooms, with facilities for people at different stages of their illness, as well as a dedicated house for younger, physically disabled adults.
Calling for continued industry support, Rothband adds: “By working with us as a strategic partner, companies can ensure that we continue to provide this vital help plus sustain the productivity and wellbeing of our entire community.”