Weʼve raised £302 to deliver vital universal credit support training to community volunteers, to support local people who will need support in order to cope.
- Sheffield, United Kingdom
- Funded on Friday, 10th November 2017
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When benefit changes roll over from current system to universal credit, thousands of local people who are not only disabled, long term sick, unemployed be also individuals and families on a low income are going to be hit with a sudden, stressful, wave of problems.
Organisations such as the citizens advice bureau do such amazing work- when people can get an appointment, but they can't cope with the current workload and themselves, and other local support services are under funded, short staffed and over worked.
We have the opportunity to get a bank of up to 30 volunteers trained up with the latest and best Universal Credit support training.
All we need to do is raise enough to put the course on.
The course will be free to attend, and local community groups and campaigns will all be invited to send representatives to the training day.
The universal credit change over is going to cause an increase in poverty, food bank need, benefit sanctions and homelessness.
It's going to affect thousands of local people.
We need to be prepared to support them, each other and ourselves.
Thank you for reading, please donate if you can. Every £1 helps and it helps even more if you can share.
- 1 year ago
Jennifer Dunstan1 year ago
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported this so far, every £1 will help! By training up 30 we will reach hundreds of people in need of support, and potentially many many more. One of Britain's top benefits experts from DPAC said "Universal Credit makes the work capability assessment and DLA/ PIP changeover look like a walk in the park." We continue to back Labour's call to halt the roll out pending impact assessments, but in the meantime we've got to arm ourselves in preparation for the devastation that Universal Credit will bring.
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Oct 3, 2017
Sep 30, 2017
UC is a tragedy . Help all I can to educate and help people.
Sep 30, 2017
Thanks for this effort. So hard to know how best to fightback. Don't want to step in and take place of benefits. This seems good move.
Sep 30, 2017
Thank you for working to help those disadvantaged with these discriminatory cuts
Sep 29, 2017
Well done! Hoping the training will get to us slightly further down in South Derbyshire.
Sep 26, 2017
Sep 25, 2017
I know £2000 is a lot to raise for DPAC and I'm happy to support for this vital need. Donated on behalf of Sheffield Green Party support for the work of DPAC as well.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
DPAC , Disable People Against Cuts, are a radical proactive, anti-cuts movement run by and for people who identify as disabled. Also supported by Carers and allies. Website DPAC.UK.Net We practice and promote mutual self-care and support each other with benefits issues aswell.