New services at rebadged CSBF

The Civil Service Benevolent Fund has rebranded, been given a new name, and switched the focus of its services to concentrate on information and advice rather than financial assistance.

By CivilServiceWorld

30 May 2012

The new services at The Charity for Civil Servants, as it is now called, include support for civil servants who are caring for loved ones, and help for those officials suffering from mental health problems. More services focused on chronic illness and disability, relationship breakdown and bereavement, domestic violence, and services for older people are due to be launched in the near future.

In an interview with Civil Service World, Merrick Willis, the charity’s chief executive, said that he hopes the rebrand will emphasise to civil servants that the charity is not just there to help those officials experiencing financial difficulties.

“We are reaching out to those people who might not have considered coming to the charity because they would have thought it was just about money,” said Willis.

“One of the things I would [also] hope to do through the rebranding is make senior civil servants more aware of the value of their charity – and persuade them to support it.”

See the full interview.

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