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CISWO - the coal miners charity

CISWO worker and ex miner

Published on 19 May 2020 03:08 PM

Supporting former miners and their families

CISWO is here to improve the lives of former coal miners and their families. They understand the struggles faced by those in former coal mining communities and help them overcome some of the barriers they come up against and provide support to lead a better quality life.

CISWO support miners through their tailored services, providing packages of support free of charge. CISWO support is available to former mineworkers, their wives, partners, widows and any dependent children with a disability.Through CISWO 's bespoke service, they aim to enhance living conditions, maintain independence and reduce social isolation.

Each led by a qualified Social Worker, their experienced teams offer:

  • A confidential home visiting service to provide advice and support across a range of issues.
  • Advocacy to support and enable people to express their views and concerns, and defend and promote their rights and responsibilities, including access to information and services.
  • Emotional support at times of personal difficulty, including loss and bereavement, illness and caring responsibilities.
  • Assistance to complete welfare benefit applications and industry related associated compensation schemes.
  • Advice on mining related issues including illness and disability.
  • Help people to access mobility equipment including walking aids and wheelchairs.
  • Reducing loneliness and social isolation through our day centre and community focused projects.
  • Support at times of exceptional hardship to access grants through CISWO or financial assistance through other agencies and charities.
  • Access to holidays and convalescence at locations across the UK

To Contact CISWO :

Telephone: 01709 728 115CISWO logo.PNG


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