retailTRUST offers support and guidance to help you manage during COVID-19 

Summary:  retailTRUST offers a wide range of guidance and tools to help retail colleagues, young people and their families to manage their wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for society and the retail community. There has never been a more important time for us all to support one another as well as those on retail’s frontline. The Trust offers a wide range of guidance and tools to help retail colleagues, young people and their families to manage their wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Personalised wellbeing support

Access dedicated articles, resources and guidance on COVID-19 through the retailTRUST wellbeing site myrtwellbeing.org.uk 

Non-repayable grants

If you are suffering financially due to COVID-19, you can apply for a non-repayable grants to support you during this difficult time. Click here more information. 

CaRe20 fundraising appeal

Working in partnership with the British Retail Consortium and RWRC (the home of Retail Week and World Retail Congress), retailTRUST has launched ‘CaRe20 – Caring for Retail during COVID-19’. The fundraising appeal will offer a lifeline to those on retail’s frontline who are putting their customer’s health and wellbeing before their own. 

The financial grants will help retail workers, young people and their families with:

  • Grants to help with food, essential bills, childcare and other necessities
  • Telephone and online counselling to help those with stress and anxiety
  • Retraining needs for those facing a redundancy or seeking a new role.

Click here for more details or if you would like to pledge your support.

Re-skilling initiative

The charity has created a selection of digital training resources available at myrtwellbeing.org.uk to help you get back in to work or re-skill after the COVID-19 crisis. These include:

  • How to create a CV
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • Core skills to help you at work
  • Supply chain and distribution skills.

In the coming weeks, we will also be offering a series of FREE work-ready webinars designed to help those that are unemployed back into the world of work with the relevant skills, knowledge and confidence. 

Who is your #RetailHero?

The Trust is sharing their appreciation for those working on retail’s frontline through the #RetailHero social campaign. Get involved and nominate an incredible friend, family member or your local retail worker during this difficult time. 

Tell retailTRUST in a comment on their social channels and use the hashtag #RetailHero. Feel free to tag your #RetailHero along with a photo or video of them to encourage people to donate to the CaRe20 campaign.

To find out more visit retailtrust.org.uk or email the team at [email protected]