As the need for our assistance grows at a high rate from the Electrical Industry and its employees, our overall resources as a Charity are becoming increasingly stretched, and certainly in the last 18 months are failing to keep up with ever growing demands particularly around mental health and bereavement.

Imagine taking your baby home from hospital for then your child to be being diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of nine months. This is the reality that Amy and Dean Angel faced when they took their son, Elliott, for a routine doctor’s check-up. Elliott was diagnosed with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy and instantly their world changed.

After completing the purchase of the Dickinsons’ new family home earlier this Summer, house renovations have got underway and there is a whole host of companies, individuals and members of the EIC on hand to help the family reach their perfect home.

The EIC understands that individuals who have experienced trauma consequently engage in drug and/or alcohol addiction to manage their psychological pain and distress. The addiction is therefore used as a method of coping. The EIC has compiled statistics using cases we have supported over the last year which suggest that 82% of serious addiction sufferers experienced a traumatic event but never sought therapy for it.

Have you ever thought of what will happen to your loved ones if something ever happened to you? For most of you, the answer is probably yes you have, but you may not have thought that it was essential to write a will at this moment in time or always found it difficult to talk about making one.

An experienced electrician, Rhys Lynch first contacted the Electrical Industries Charity in 2012 when his partner left him and his two-year-old daughter. Rhys applied for sole custody of his daughter, leaving his job as an electrician to become a full-time parent.

Losing someone close to you on whom you have been dependent all of your life can be devastating. It can not only leave an individual in confusion and emotional turmoil but can also often result in the deterioration of an individual’s mental health and potentially lead to homelessness.

The loss of a child has an incredible impact on any family and John Savages’ family is no different. John and his wife tragically lost their young baby and understandably him and his family suffered extremely crippling bereavement.

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