Deaf Advice Service Sheffield

Project Summary:

The Deaf Advice Service in Sheffield are applying for funding for a dedicated part time Advice Worker to provide, an income maximisation service (BHC), advocacy at benefit appeals where necessary, help with debt problems and raise awareness of fuel issues, i.e. energy efficiency.  The service will be provided in British Sign Language to a client group who are generally excluded from this type of information (as the media is unsuitable) and who are particularly vulnerable economically, 95% of their clients are in receipt of welfare benefits and living on the poverty line.  The project is requesting funding for 2 years.   

Expected Number of Individuals: 1000

Expected Number of Households: 400

Trustees Meeting: June 2007

Funding Amount Approved: £33,866.31

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