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CISWO The mining Charity

Thornycroft Centre Halfpenny Lane Pontefract, PONTEFRACT


Our support is available to former mineworkers, partners, widows and any dependent children or adult dependents with a disability.

Our free and confidential service includes;

  • Assistance with welfare benefit applications and industry related compensation schemes.
  • Advice on mining related issues including illness and disability.
  • Help to access mobility equipment including walking aids and wheelchairs.
  • Support to reduce loneliness and social isolation.
  • Advocacy to enable you to express your views and concerns, and defend and promote your rights, including access to information and services.
  • Emotional support including loss and bereavement, illness and caring responsibilities.
  • Financial assistance at times of exceptional hardship through CISWO grants or assistance through other agencies and charities.
  • Access to holidays and convalescence.
  • Access to CISWO educational grants for former mineworkers and their dependents.


Please contact your local office if you think we can help:

North England Thornycroft Centre, Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4AY.

01977 703 384

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Catterick Garrison
  • Ripon
  • Northallerton
  • Knaresborough
  • Selby
  • Whitby
  • Harrogate
  • Malton
  • Skipton
  • Upper Dales
  • Scarborough

    The following functions are relevant to this service:

  • Grants and aid
  • Benefits
  • Kathryn Crossley
  • Senior Social Worker
  • Thornycroft Centre Halfpenny Lane Pontefract
    WF8 4AY
  • 01977 703384
  • Email
  • Website

Last updated: 19/10/2020