Paisley contractor announces partnership with construction industry charity

PAISLEY-headquartered contractor The JR Group has donated £2,000 to the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, which provides emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing support to sector workers and their families.

The business is providing its 200-strong workforce with access to a range of services such as the Lighthouse Club’s 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline. Staff members are also being encouraged to download the charity’s app, which offers guidance on wellbeing issues.

The JR Group team will be taking part in a number of training programmes offered by the Lighthouse Club’s Wellbeing Academy, including self-paced soft skills training and a mental health first aider course.

To coincide with this partnership, The JR Group is pledging itself to the principles of the Building Mental Health Charter. By signing this charter, the business aims to raise awareness and understanding of the impact of poor mental health, promote positive mental practices, reduce stigmas, and encourage workplace conversations. Over the coming months, The JR Group will strive to enable mental health champions across the workforce.

John Horne, MD at The JR Group, said, “We have always been an organisation that is sensitive to the pressures facing our workforce and our industry as a whole. Thanks to the Lighthouse Club and the fantastic services they provide, we were more than happy to pledge our support and incorporate their excellent knowledge, training and support services into our wellbeing programme, better ensuring the safety and positive mental health of all of our workers.

“As an organisation, we are also committed to the Building Mental Health Framework which underpins the values of our business and supports people in our industry, every day through their working lives.”

Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, added, “We are delighted to have The JR Group on board as a company supporter, their commitment to an annual pledge means that we can plan ahead and grow our pro-active and reactive charitable services to  support even more construction workers and their families.”