Critical Illness

We have experience of and are here to support individuals and families through critical illnesses. We also provide support for people looking after partners with diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Skills for Life

Whether it’s support with re-training after redundancy, or assistance with an e-learning course, we’re here to help people access and regain employment. We provide funding support for careers guidance that helps people make the right learning, career and life choices.

Social Welfare

We are here to help and the requests we get are wide ranging; from emergency payments for household repairs through to subsidies for those on low incomes. We recently purchased an electric scooter for a former publisher, housebound through critical illness, and provided a security deposit for a bookshop worker needing to move flats. We want to help, so just ask.


The Retreat in Kings Langley, and Bookbinders Cottages at Whetstone, London N20 are exceptional residential facilities for people who have worked, or are currently still working, in the book trade. Residents live comfortably within a community of like-minded people who share a common work experiences.

Application Forms

Please feel free to complete and return one of our grant forms or call us to have a chat about the possible options