Dumfries & Galloway Citizens Advice Bureau

Project Summary:

The project aims to establish and develop a specialist service aimed primarily at 'actively engaging' low income families, lone parents, extending to vulnerable, hard to reach groups of people (i.e. older people, minority ethnic community) across Dumfries & Galloway to maximise their income, reduce fuel / household poverty and improve the quality of their lives. The funding will cover the cost of employing two welfare benefits specialists who will carry out benefits checks, assist at welfare benefit appeal tribunals, advising of sources of grant funding for energy efficiency measures, issue information leaflets and refer internally or externally for appropriate advice and assistance.

Expected Number of Individuals: 2,300

Expected Number of Households: 1,500

Trustees Meeting: 06 October 2006

Funding Amount Approved: £126,046.28

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