Help Through Crisis
Our specialist Welfare Rights Worker supported 68 households with complex benefit issues, including representation at DWP Tribunal hearings, between April-September 21, achieving a financial gain for service users, via increased benefit entitlement of £59,594.75
Our Financial Re-engagement Worker supported 142 people in 2021-22 achieving a financial gain of £81,784.77 for service users via the take up of benefits, grants/trust funds and Discretionary Housing Payments. 17 homeless households were re-housed in the private rented sector with awards secured from the Vicar’s Relief Trust Fund totalling £8,371.00. 56 struggling households were supported to reduce their food poverty. 40 people said the service had reduced their stress and anxiety, 73 said the service had enabled them to cope better in the future and 45 said they felt empowered to make choices about the services they needed to support them.
We had 365 attendances at our ‘Quid’s In’ coffee mornings in the community, where people completed a financial-health check and increased their knowledge of financial literacy, benefits, housing options and engaged in a community arts project to reduce their social isolation. We achieved a financial gain of £66,087.80 for service users attending Quid’s In via the take up of benefits, grants/trust funds and Discretionary Housing Payments.