Ben is an independent charity and dedicated partner to the automotive industry, providing support for life for automotive people and their family dependents. Ben is focused on delivering care and support to enable total health & wellbeing through working and later life.

Ben provides a free, confidential helpline and support service, working with individuals to help them navigate through the toughest of challenges, empowering them to make positive, lasting change.

Ben works with individuals to provide tailored support plans, case management and interventions such as counselling, life coaching, and financial assistance. Ben seeks to understand a person’s challenges and identify the causes of the underlying issues affecting their quality of life, health, and wellbeing. Online tips, advice, and tools help people live and work well and prevent issues developing into a crisis.

Ben also operates flexible, continuing care and support for those in later life, which is not dependent on an automotive industry connection. This includes excellent nursing, residential, dementia, and respite care via its care centres in Ascot, Rugby and Norham (Berwick-upon-Tweed) and day centre in Coventry and ‘independent living made easy for the over 65s’ at its retirement village in Sunninghill, near Ascot, Berkshire.

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The BMTA Trust

With deep roots in the British motor industry the British Motor Trade Association – BMTA – was for more than 50 years a leading influence on the manufacture and sale of motor vehicles. In 1967 BMTA became a charity seeking to offer financial support to individuals with an industry background who had found themselves or their families in temporary need or distress. This work expanded into education where children were at risk of being denied a continuing education or where the home situation was difficult.

For many years BMTA grants have been awarded in support of welfare in the motor industry and support at state and independent schools. While we continue our welfare support by providing one-off grants for living items and resolving immediate need or offering a head start on a self-improvement journey for children at state and independent schools, we want to focus on young people seeking a career in the motor industry. We can provide financial support for their training and development needs.

The BMTA Trust is a small and well-funded charity. The long serving board of Trustees has a significant motor industry background, and the Trust can offer a wealth of knowledge in business management, development and training, social welfare and education.

In 2016-17 the BMTA Trust provided over £160,000 in grants to children and adults in need.

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