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Benefits Support & Financial Advice

Scribes

Offers help completing complex forms and paperwork to access services. Open to anyone having difficulties. Also help ‘hard to reach’ clients to access training, voluntary work, education and training. Provides training courses. A ‘drop in’ centre is open at Transform4work offices opposite Ilfracombe Library.
Tuesday & Friday 10-12.30 (drop in centre).
Other hours available by arrangement.

 

Shelter

Shelter offers free, expert housing advice to anyone, no matter what their situation. The free helpline is open 365 days a year, with face-to-face advice centres up and down the …

Shelter offers free, expert housing advice to anyone, no matter what their situation. The free helpline is open 365 days a year, with face-to-face advice centres up and down the country. There are specialist legal and support services for those who need more in-depth housing help.
Opening times:  24 hour helpline

The nearest advice centres are:

Ernest English House
Buckwell Street
Plymouth
PL1 2DA
Tel: 0344 515 2399

Opening times: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00

 New Bond House
Bond Street
Bristol
BS2 8RG
Tel: 0344 515 1414

Opening times: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00  

Social Services

If you are under 18 and become homeless, you are normally entitled to accommodation from the Social Services department of your local Council. They can also provide financial assistance, help with training, education, and support for personal issues.

 

St Loye’s Foundation

The St Loye’s Foundation, Families Action Programme is designed to help you get back into work. The Programme is voluntary and you will remain on benefits while you take part. …

The St Loye’s Foundation, Families Action Programme is designed to help you get back into work. The Programme is voluntary and you will remain on benefits while you take part. If you or a member of your family is claiming a work-related benefit then you can take advantage of numerous personal and employment support services.

Areas covered include:

  • Job advice – You will get a mentor to help you improve your interview skills and help you in finding a job.
  • Debt advice – providing assistance to help you manage your money.
  • Childcare advice – support in finding childcare.
  • Access to training – a wide range of free courses are available.
  • Housing support – advice on a range of housing issues.

 

The Incredible Years

The Incredible Years is a 12 week course for parents/ carers of children aged between 2 and 8 years old with challenging behaviour. Because parenting is one of the hardest jobs, and yet it is given the least amount of preparation or training. The Incredible Years was designed by the American clinical psychologist, Dr Carolyn Webster Stratton and aimed at parents with young children who are learning to test the limits of their environment, finding out what will be tolerated and what will not.

 

Transform For Work

Help with:

  • Form-filling
  • Welfare Benefits
  • Housing Issues
  • Money Matters
  • Basic IT training
  • Free on-line access
  • Use of the telephone for job-search (‘The Work Club’)
  • Help with CV’s
  • Job applications and finding suitable training courses
  • Community Volunteering Opportunities
  • ‘Scribes’ also co-ordinates an Emergency Food Store

 

Turn2Us

Turn2Us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through partner organisations.