Licensed Trade Charity Helps Victims of Flooding

This winter, Licensed Trade Charity has supported many people in the licensed drinks trade that have been victims of the recent flooding, either at home or at work.

Licensed Trade Charity is devoted to looking after people in the licensed drinks trade and when the floods devastated much of the UK this winter, the charity immediately reached out to people in the communities that had been hit, to ensure they knew about the charity and the support available to them.

Since December, the charity has provided practical guidance, support and emergency grants to several people in the affected areas, replacing essential ruined possessions in their homes, granting emergency funds and ensuring they can access all the help and resources available in emergency situations. People that the charity has helped include a licensee in Northern England whose pub flooded, forcing the pub to close for several months, and a pub manager in Kendal who was stranded in her flat above a pub during flooding. All her personal possessions were ruined by the floodwater, and Licensed Trade Charity helped her replace some of the essential items for her home.

Since publishing essential guidance on what to do in case of a flooding, the information has been accessed by hundreds of people in the UK. The guidance is available to anyone free of charge on the LTC website.

Licensed Trade Charity provides guidance and practical support on housing, health and money problems to anyone who works or has worked in the trade. The charity has a free helpline, 0808 801 0550, open seven days a week from 8 am to 8 pm, and a website www.licensedtradecharity.org.uk that provides a wide range of resources and further details on the support the charity offers.