The Journalists' Charity is the leading charity for all journalists in need; they are there to assist them, their partners and dependants with grants and other forms of financial assistance.
Financial help may be offered to journalists who are or who have been involved in that profession as their principal occupation and also to their dependants. Individual circumstances vary widely but we have helped those suffering ill-health, accident victims, and those without work - for whatever reason. Most applicants are in receipt of State benefits. Help is not usually offered to those with substantial assets in the form of investments or property (other than a main residence).
They have housing and care facilities in Dorking for retired journalists who are assessed as needing this type of help.
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