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• 24 Mar. 2017

Ben and Motor Trade Radio announce new strategic partnership

Partnership to boost awareness about support Ben offers the automotive industry Ben, the not-for-profit that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families, is delighted to announce a new strategic partnership with

• 20 Mar. 2017

Blog: How to embrace happiness

Today is the International Day of Happiness, so we’ve put together our advice on how to put a smile on your face… and keep it there! Have a chat Humans are social animals and having people we feel close to

• 20 Mar. 2017

Toyota donates new 4×4 to Ben’s Birch Hill Care Centre in Berwick-upon-Tweed

New car offered lifeline for local care centre staff and residents during winter Ben, the not-for-profit that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families, has been delighted to receive a generous

• 17 Mar. 2017

Blog: 5 Mothers’ Day ideas on a budget

By Jenny Ross, Digital and Content Marketing Specialist Mothers’ Day is fast approaching (26th March) so here are some ways to put a smile on her face without making a hole in your wallet. Afternoon tea Treat her to afternoon

• 14 Mar. 2017

Blog: Getting the most out of your pension

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director More and more of us in the UK are saving into a pensions scheme than ever before, in line with government advice. In 2015, the Office of National Statistics recorded its highest

• 13 Mar. 2017

Blog: A guide to renting – keeping costs down

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director With ever increasing house prices, a record number of us are renting. As much as 22% of the UK rented from private landlords in 2015 (ResPublica), compared to only 9% back in

• 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