News on the theme of poverty and injustice
Trussell Trust lobby to reduce the 5 week wait for Universal Credit. This involves a number of organisations including Citizens Advice, see End Hunger UK.
Joint Public Issues blog hones in on Universal Credit.
Feeding Derbyshire, part of Feeding Britain, aim that no-one in Derbyshire goes to bed hungry. To engage you might want to suppport the Foodbank Forum Derby or 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 campaign.
Scamwatch in Derbyshire
To book a talk at your group see website. For intelliegence about the latest scams see Scamwatch facebook page. Full information including downloadable leaflet on Derbyshire Scam Watch website.
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.
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 click the link to find local organisations.
Money Sorted: For support through debt there are D2N2 Money Navigators
The relevant local agencies
such as citizens advice are listed under 'where to go for help'.
In this county help with debt can be accessed at a GP surgery or using a library kiosk point.
Safer Derbyshire guidance see community safety financial abuse page
Archbishop Justin has supported work on this theme including a training resource 'Guiding people to free debt advice'
Go to:Just Finance
A Church of England/Church Urban Fund survey
of church leaders (2017) found that 47% of Church of England parishes thought that debt was a significant or major problem for people in their parish, however only 17% had an organised activities to address these issues.What could your church do? Can you display information to signpost people to help?
Stories from Derbyshire and beyond can be found at Just Finance. The website holds valuable resources many aimed at churches.