The Welfare Rights Project, which consists of a fully trained team of 9 volunteers who are themselves unemployed and are supported by a highly qualified, experienced part-time worker to provide: • 9 drop-in sessions per week offering confidential advice about benefits, housing, debt and other welfare issues • Telephone advice line and home visits • Representation for Appeals and Tribunals, including Disability Living Allowance appeals • Access to interpreting services • Joint work with MIND Mental Health Service in order to provide targeted advice sessions • Outreach work - advice stalls at events and other partner organisations is currently funded by Brighton & Hove Council and Lloyds TSB. The Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project wish to extend the service offered to include greater provision for addressing issues of fuel poverty - which is not currently funded - to offer explicit advice and targeted sessions addressing issues of fuel poverty for their Centre Users, many of whom are people struggling to pay energy bills due to their circumstances.
Expected Number of Individuals : 500
Expected Number of Households : 300
Trustees Meetings : 07/06/2011
Funding Amount Approved : 15000