Dundee Anti-Poverty Forum

Project Summary:

The project aims to establish an advice service for families who exist on low fixed incomes with an end objective of maximising their income by ensuring they receive the full range of benefits that they are entitled to. The funding will allow DAPF to recruit a part-time income maximisation officer who will have clients referred to them by 2 satellite projects - Kiddie Kare and the Health Visitor Service whose workers visit all families with young children and who are also the main referrers to Kiddie Kare. The officer's role will be to maximise the income of the client families referred to them and to refer them on to other services such as health advice, fuel poverty and energy awareness as well community legal advice etc that may be of benefit to them.

Expected Number of Individuals: 1000

Expected Number of Households: 500

Trustees Meeting: 06 October 2006

Funding Amount Approved: £32,902.83

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