News on the theme of poverty and injustice

Citizens Advice ask for 2 changes to enable government to deliver for low income households: end the benefit freeze and cut the 5 week wait to receive Universal Credit.

People with mental health problems pay over the odds.

Suspected loan shark arrest in Derbyshire.

Energy costs more if you are poor.

UN rapporteur says UK poverty is a choice and contrary to British values. The UK is wealthy but a third of children live in poverty. See Report for detail written after a tour of UK November 2018.

End Hunger UK blogs. How we should avoid the mistakes of the US with 50 years of foodbanks by tackling the root issues and naming them with those who have lived experience.

Scamwatch in Derbyshire

Drop in and seminar events upcoming in 2019 in Heanor 12 March, Chapel 19 March, Bakewell 25 March, Chesterfield 25 March and Derby Cathedral 28 March. Contact or website. For the latest scams see Scamwatch facebook page.

The campaign is all about supporting partnerships nationally and locally to give consumers the skills and confidence to identify scams, share experiences and take action by reporting suspicious activity.

Scamwatch Derbyshire produce a regular newsletter alerting readers to scams occuring locally. 

Find article Vulnerable unless Vigilant is ready for use in your own magazine in Publications section. 

Local Credit Unions- which are organisations offering members the opportunity to save and take out affordable loans see Credit Unions


Help with debt and free financial advice



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