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The Charity for Civil Servants helps current and former civil
servants and their dependants who may have personal difficulties,
be struggling, suffering hardship or in need, by offering support,
advice and financial assistance, during their working lives and in
Established over 126 years ago, the Charity actively makes a
difference to thousands of civil servants who face unexpected
challenges and who have nowhere else to turn for assistance.
Each year, over 10,000 civil servants from across all grades and
departments find themselves in a position where they need support –
be it financial, emotional or practical.
Information, advice and support: The Charity’s
friendly and dedicated advice line workers provide a wealth of
information and support and are a listening ear when required.
Referral to trusted partners: Providing more
specialist advice to tackle specific issues, the Charity can refer
applicants to other organisations who can help. They have a UK-wide
network of friendly staff and volunteers who can arrange to discuss
matters face to face, over the phone or by email and letter.
Financial Support: For those struggling to pay
bills and are stressed by mounting debt, the Charity help with
access to money advice and guidance and may be able to provide some
Carer’s Passport: For those caring for a
relative who need flexibility in the workplace – the charity is
able to create a support package for both staff member and line
Health on your Mind: An initiative for staff
and managers - online toolkits to support emotional wellbeing and
to provide signposting to additional avenues of support.
Current and former civil servants and their families as well as
‘Associated Organisations’ who are outside the mainstream Civil
Service, but are entitled to access help and assistance from the
Charity because they carry Associated Organisation
The Charity has a wide range of services including information,
support and advice to help with debt and budgeting, caring for a
relative, disability issues, emergencies, mental health and
wellbeing, illness, relationship breakdown, bereavement and
retirement and residential care advice.
For more information about the welfare services offered, see
The Charity for Civil
Servants website (link opens in a new window).
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