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• 27 Feb. 2017

Blog: 5 cheap ways to spruce up your pancakes

By Jenny Ross, Digital & Content Marketing Specialist It’s Pancake Day tomorrow – the exciting time of year when you can indulge in one of the nation’s favourite desserts. But, if you’re sick of lemon and sugar or bored of

• 15 Feb. 2017

Ben sees mental health concerns double

Quarterly Impact update reveals figures for October-December 2016 Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families, has released figures showing a 50% rise in people contacting the

• 14 Feb. 2017

Blog: How to support low income employees

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director Financial worries are the most common reason why people call Ben – 49% of the calls we received during July-September 2016 were from people concerned about finances and many of their concerns

• 14 Feb. 2017

Blog: How to deal with debt

By Yvonne Hignell, Care and Support Services Director At the end of 2016, people in the UK owed a total of £1.508 trillion (The Money Charity) – that’s the equivalent cost of filling up your car with over 854,000,000,000 litres

• 9 Feb. 2017

Blog: Cheap dates – 14 of the best Valentine’s Day ideas on a budget

By Leila Moss, Communications & Campaigns Manager, Ben As Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, we’ve put together our top tips on how to celebrate with your other half on a budget – after all, we are in the

• 3 Feb. 2017

Blog: How to support a colleague diagnosed with cancer

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director 4 February 2017 is the second ever World Cancer Day, for which 10 UK charities have come together to raise awareness about a disease which affects so many lives each year. According

• 3 Feb. 2017

Blog: Coping with Cancer

By Yvonne Hignell, Director of Care and Support Services 4 February 2017 is World Cancer Day, when organisations around the globe work to increase awareness of a disease that impacts millions. Cancer has an impact on all four main aspects

• 31 Jan. 2017

Blog: Signs an employee may need support

By Yvonne Hignell, Care and Support Services Director Everyone will go through a tough time at some point in their lives, as a result of events such as debt, bereavement or ill health. As work and personal life can often

• 31 Jan. 2017

Blog: Five ways to get fit for free

By Yvonne Hignell, Care and Support Services Director At the start of a new year many of us make a resolution to get fitter or lose weight, but this can fall by the wayside if your wallet is feeling the

• 16 Jan. 2017

Ben launches new financial health campaign in response to ‘Blue Monday’

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families, has launched a new campaign today around financial health and wellbeing, in line with ‘Blue Monday’. As finances are

• 16 Jan. 2017

Blog: How to Help Employees Avoid Financial Challenges

By Jools Tait, Business Development Director A total of 264 people are declared insolvent or bankrupt every day in the UK – the equivalent of one person every 5 minutes and 28 seconds. Meanwhile the average UK household credit card

• 16 Jan. 2017

Blog: Take control of your finances by budgeting

By Yvonne Hignell, Care and Support Services Director Putting together a budget will give you a snapshot of your outgoings and also help you spot how you can save money. If you have a goal such as buying a house,

• 6 Jan. 2017

Ben’s mental health campaign raised hats and £10,000 to support automotive colleagues

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families, has announced that circa £10,000 has been raised so far from its first ever national fundraising event – Hats

• 20 Dec. 2016

Blog: Loneliness and Christmas

According to the Campaign to End Loneliness, over 1 million UK adults over the age of 65 often or always feel lonely. Loneliness isn’t just an issue for older people – many of us suffer from it, especially if we

• 19 Dec. 2016

Ben sees over 50% increase in requests for help

Latest Impact update unveils key statistics for July to September 2016. Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families, releases its Q2 figures in its latest Impact

• 15 Dec. 2016

Ben’s flagship event of the year – The Ben Ball – raises over £203,000

  The Ben Ball has been a highlight of the automotive industry calendar for over 90 years Industry Leader Challenge event 2017 – details unveiled The Jaguar F-PACE ‘Designer Edition’ was the top auction item, raising £102,500 Ben, the not-for-profit