poverty and injustice news
Oct 2020 and following it is anticipated that more people will experience difficulty with debt and related issues. If you can support people to seek help sooner rather than later it will be of benefit. That includes taking control of the situation and managing it rather than ignoring it. This may particularly be important where a relationship breakdown or redundancy, or loss of earnings or additional caring has occurred. People in these situations can be more vulnerable to scams and fraudsters or illegal money lenders and well as frequently experiencing poor mental wellbeing. See sources of help with debt and free financial advice below.
72% of people receiving help from Citizens Advice March- July 2020 had less than £100 after paying for essential living costs. [reference report].
Sources of help from Derbyshire County Council
Access the welfare benefits team news at Derbyshire County Council.
Welfare benefits advice Derby City.
Just Finance Foundation Covid Cash course.
Foodbanks across the county may be delivering services at present in a different way, click on the link to find our how to contacct then or look on Facebook for the latest information on how to donate or what is particularly needed. Alternatively there is a community response unit which you may want to support or approach. If you are developing a food poverty response in Derbyshire ask colleagues advice about Feeding Derbyshire before proceeding.
Help avoid loan sharks by sharing Illegal Money Lending Team latest news
Local Credit Unions or community banks are organisations offering members the opportunity to save and take out affordable loans.
Help with debt and free financial advice click the link to find local organisations.
Financial problems and advice from Safer Derbyshire
Safer Derbyshire guidance see community safety financial abuse page.
Financial abuse can be linked to domestic abuse.
Sources of help with substance misuse
Sources of help with problem gambling