Automotive industry charity BEN has launched an action plan encouraging those affected by the recent demise of Carcraft to turn to them for support.
Employees were only made aware of the situation when they arrived at work last Thursday, and a vast number will now be experiencing shock, stress, and worry about their future. BEN is offering professional listening and advice services, short term financial assistance, and can direct them to other appropriate agencies and support organisations appropriate for their needs.
BEN’s Chief Operating Officer Nigel Rothband said: “The loss of over 500 automotive jobs is a huge blow to our tight knit industry community, and we are urging those affected to get touch with BEN as soon as possible.
“Not only do we want to help safeguard against those who find themselves without employment, but also provide practical help to get them through a very difficult and stressful time.
“When you suddenly find yourself out of work, it’s overwhelming with what to do, where to go and will I pay the bills. You don’t need to cope alone, one phone call to BEN’s helpline will provide this information and they will help you every step of the way.”