A charity in the sector will organize a conference in September to inform HR professionals about social assistance


The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London’s livery company and charity for the furniture industry, is inviting HR professionals working in commerce to a free one-day conference in September to learn more about the charity’s social support and how it can benefit the lives of employees who may be struggling due to the cost of living crisis.

The ‘Welfare Matters’ conference will take place on Wednesday 28 September (10.00am – 3.00pm) at the Furniture Makers’ Hall in London. The conference is aimed specifically at human resources professionals or anyone working in a furniture company who oversees people management.

Delegates will learn about the charity, the various grants it can offer people, the communication tools available to disseminate information and much more. The charity also plans to launch a new free service that will support workers struggling with mental health issues. Additionally, the conference will provide HR professionals with the opportunity to network with their counterparts from other companies over lunch.

“The cost of living crisis continues to deepen and with inflation at its highest level in 40 years and energy bills set to rise in October, a growing number of families across the country will feel the pinch. and worry about their finances,” says Jonny Westbrooke, CEO of The Furniture Makers’ Company.

“As a charity for the furniture industry, we have been supporting the welfare of people working in the trade since 1903. We help people in the furniture industry by providing financial grants and practical and useful advice.

“Traditionally, human resources departments have helped get our message out to employees in their company who they know are struggling. We want to connect with as many HR professionals in the sector as possible, and the Welfare Matters conference will be an opportunity to bring them together so they can learn more about the charity and ask questions about the service.

“Delegates attending the conference will also be the first to learn about a new free mental health support service that we will be launching in the fall.

Register for free now: https://bit.ly/WelfareMatters2022

Alternatively, HR professionals can sign up for more information about the charity’s social support here: https://bit.ly/WelfareInformation


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