If you have any health concerns, please refer to the NHS website (www.nhs.uk) for advice.
If you currently work within the hair and beauty industry, we would strongly advise you to read all related items on the NHBF website (www.nhbf.co.uk) – which is available to everyone regardless of whether or not you are a member.
Regarding entitlement to benefits from the UK government, please visit www.gov.uk, which will be continually updated. All government benefits will be managed over the phone for the next three months – face-to-face assessments have been scrapped due to coronavirus.
If you are experiencing extreme financial difficulties as a result of the coronavirus, our application process will be undertaken in the usual way. The form can be downloaded here www.hairandbeautycharity.org/application
We are a small charity and have to prioritise assistance to those who need it most urgently. We cannot guarantee help for the thousands of people likely to be affected. Priority will be given to households where only one adult (working within the industry) provides the only income to the household (e.g. if you live with your partner who will still receive an ‘employed wage’, priority will be given to single parent families whose only income is dependent on their hair/beauty industry wage).
Our usual application criteria will be used to determine those most in need, and are as follows:
longer than 15 years ago). Help will be prioritised to those who:
We do not provide assistance towards:
Rest assured we have worked with our Trustees to ring-fence specific funds to try and support those most in need.