Welcome to the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation

CISWO is a national charity focused on enabling former coal miners and mining communities to reduce disadvantage. We do this by:

• Providing a personal welfare service, supporting individual former mineworkers with benefits advice, support with the practicalities of coping with ill-health and immobility, practical and emotional support and access to grants as part of a wider support package. We do this mainly through a confidential home visiting service.

• Ensuring the ongoing provision of recreation grounds in former mining communities

• Supporting other mining charities to deliver services in local communities

Our Work in Numbers for 2017

• 10,297 former miners or their families benefited from individual support, through our personal welfare service

• 8,292 home visits were undertaken, providing support to individuals within their own homes

• £4,890,845 additional income was achieved for individuals, securing benefits, grants, and other financial support for former miners.

• Over £400,000 was awarded by CISWO to former miners and their families for relief of need

• Over 180 mining charities were supported by CISWO.

• 220 recreation sites have been secured for ongoing use.

• 182 students benefited from an educational grant totalling £288,215

FIND YOUR NEAREST OFFICE

We have offices across the country to help and support people nationwide

HOW CAN WE HELP?

We offer a range of support services including home visits, benefits checks, grants and advise

DO YOU NEED A BREAK?

There a range of convalescence breaks for you to choose from provided by various charities