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ScottishPower Energy People Trust

Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan welcomed over forty people to the ScottishPower Energy People Trust even...

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ScottishPower Energy People Trust

Politicians welcome charitable projects to Welsh Assembly. Ten charitable projects from across Wales...

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ScottishPower Energy People Trust

Twenty five charitable projects from across Scotland were last night invited to the Scottish Parliament...

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The Action Group - The Lothian Income Maximisation Project for Families with Children with Special Needs

The project will recruit a full time family advisor to work with families who have children with disabilities. The aim is to maximise income through benefit entitlements, provision of debt analysis, the production of debt management plans and to negotiate with debtors. Where preferred, home visits will be offered. The scheme aims to achieve benefit income of £100,000 per year, giving families better resources to manage their income. The cost of raising a child with disabilities is three times higher than that of bringing up other children, leaving many families facing poverty and social exclusion. Parents with children with disabilities have higher fuel bills, equalling greater levels of fuel poverty.

Expected Number of Individuals : 60
Expected Number of Households : 30
Trustees Meetings : 01/06/2006
Funding Amount Approved : 24585