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retailTRUST help to improve the wellbeing of everyone in retail


SGF is delighted to announce a new partnership with retailTRUST. This will offer significant benefits to SGF members. We will encourage all our members to take advantage of these excellent services.

retailTRUST is the trade charity for the 4.5 million people working in retail and the supporting service industries. Supporting people like you and me since 1832, retailTRUST improves lives through wellbeing services, vocational and career development programmes, and retirement estates.

Wellbeing services

retailHUB provides confidential wellbeing services to retail colleagues who may be experiencing difficulties. They offer financial assistance, redundancy support, counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy, grants and legal guidance. The helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0808 801 0808 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“We feel truly blessed for the help we have received from retailHUB, without it we would be under huge financial pressure and day-to-day living would be unbearable.”

retailHUB beneficiary

Vocational and career development

retailRIGHT offers a suite of career development services. They can help individuals find a job, progress their career, develop new skills, re-skill, get back into work, access resources and fund a business idea.

“I was told about the retailRIGHT programme and it sounded like exactly what I was looking for, and with opportunities available at great retailers such as Dunelm, I decided to pursue the course. The programme covered three weeks of pre-employment training, which gave me the skills I needed to make the switch from care into retail. I signed up for it and because of this, retailRIGHT has helped me get to where I am today.” 

retailRIGHT pre-employment trainee

Retirement estates

cottageHOMES provides supported living for retail retirees over the age of 55. Their five estates across the UK provide a happy community where residents can live independent lives for longer.

“When I am away from the estate, I can’t wait to come home again…”

cottageHOMES resident


Find out how retailTRUST can support people like you and me by visiting