BEN, the automotive industry charity, has extended its help and support to those affected by the collapse of Unipart Automotive.
The charity has contacted KPMG, the appointed administrators, and hopes that through them, and its own communications, it can ensure that those who have been displaced know BEN is on hand during this potentially difficult period.
The charity recognises that a vast number of these individuals will now face an uncertain future – causing much worry and stress. BEN is keen to ensure that former Unipart Automotive employees understand the confidential and independent help available to them through its professional support services.
These include support with how to manage existing monetary commitments, advice on entitlement and application processes for Job Seekers allowance and redundancy payment claims, and directing them to, and providing details of, other appropriate agencies and support organisations appropriate for their need, or even providing short term financial assistance.
Commenting on the situation, Nigel Rothband, BEN’s Chief Operating Officer said: "We are extremely saddened to have lost Unipart Automotive. However, our communities’ priority is to safeguard those who find themselves without employment. I am pleased the messages we’re communicating are getting through; we have already received a number calls from those affected and are providing support."
To contact BEN’s Support Services team in complete confidence, call 01344 876770
, text 07781 472622
, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit ben.org.uk