The money was raised by organisations purchasing Construction Industry Helpline wristbands and posters for their workforce through the Scheme.
Last year, the Considerate Constructors Scheme partnered with The Lighthouse Club charity to launch the Construction Industry Helpline. The charity provides financial assistance, welfare and wellbeing advice, as well as emotional and legal support to the construction community to relieve hardship and stress.
The Lighthouse Club’s chief executive Bill Hill said: ‘We’re touched with the response we’ve received from the industry. There’s clearly a strong need to continue to provide this facility for construction workers and their families.
‘To date, the helpline has helped over 1000 workers and their families since launch. It’s great to have the Considerate Constructors Scheme partnering as they are such an integral organisation actively monitoring sites on-the-ground day in day out. The Scheme is essential for raising awareness of the helpline and its continued success.’
Edward Hardy, chief executive officer of the Considerate Constructors Scheme commented: ‘We’re delighted that Scheme registered sites, companies and suppliers are fully behind helping to promote the Construction Industry Helpline to its workforce and their families. Often discussing personal issues with work colleagues can be challenging. The Helpline provides the perfect avenue for such discussions to take place and offers vital support to those facing difficult times.’
Those working in the industry, as well as their families, can contact the Construction Industry Helpline via www.constructionindustryhelpline.com or by calling the 24/7 confidential helpline on 0845 605 1956 to access emergency financial aid in times of crisis; advice on a range of matters such as occupational health, stress, separation and divorce; and safety improvement reporting.