Are you receiving the welfare benefits you are entitled to?
If you are not sure and want to speak to an experienced Welfare Rights Advisor, Rob and Alison are available for over-the-phone benefit checks and also offers an appointment based form filling service. The service is available to anyone in the Derby City area. Unfortunately due to lack of funding this is now a charged for service with form fills ranging from £5 to £10.
Unsuccessful claims will be refunded. Enquiries need to be made by telephone or email.
Blue Sky is a social enterprise set up by Disability Direct to support people with Personal Budgets and Support Planning. They offer a range of services at a very reasonable cost, including free support planning to residents of Derby.
This social enterprise was set up in 2004 to support Direct Payments users in Derby with their Direct Payments. It is now a national organisation who supports over 4000 Personal Budget users with all aspects of payroll including managed bank accounts.
The Access card is a great new concept from Nimbus (another social enterprise giving their profits to Disability Direct).
The card is designed to provide you with evidence about the barriers you face as a disabled person so that service providers can tell you about what they can do to remove them. It’s also a great way for us to negotiate discounts and special offers on your behalf. The only organisations that can use the scheme are ones which we have quality assured ourselves so you can have confidence in finding information about a service before you use it and can feedback to us afterwards.
The project is funded by The Big Lottery and aims to deliver a host of intergenerational skill sharing events. The project will encourage younger people between the ages of 11-25 and older people aged 50+ to participate in workshops, training events and interactive sessions in Derby and Derbyshire.
Activities include ICT courses including internet safety, money and budgeting, baking, sewing, and arts and crafts and more! We are also hoping to include an allotment or community garden as part of the project in the near future.
All activities are free
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