Arabian Racing Organisation

Racing Welfare

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Racing Welfare is the only charity that supports all people who work in racing – stud, stable and support staff; from their recruitment right through to retirement. Our support is available to everyone working the thoroughbred and Arab racing industries.
Our Welfare Officers provide a wide ranging advice and guidance service which is confidential and non-judgemental. We support people with a wide range of issues:

Money advice
Career advice

Racing Welfare’s services are nationally accessible with offices in the main racing centres and roving Welfare Officers covering the whole of the country.

Our multi-channel helpline Racing’s Support Line allows people to reach us online as well as through the 24hr helpline:
Searchable information database
Ask a Question online
Live chat online
Grants and housing application forms
Telephone legal support and benefits checks
Telephone counselling


Racing Welfare owns and manages a portfolio of more than 140 residential units across the UK. The charity also operates a housing advice service which supports people to access appropriate and affordable homes.

The charity’s main aim is to provide support and good quality, affordable rental accommodation to:
Young people aged 16-24 years;
The frail and elderly

Our residential units throughout the UK include hostels, flats, houses and supported housing. Rents are subsidised and the quality of the accommodation reflects best practice in social housing.

For more information around housing needs, contact us for a confidential chat.

0800 6300 443 – 24hr Helpline

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ARO, Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire RG14 7NZ
Telephone: 01635 524 445. Click here to email us