Riverside Advice Ltd

Bridge the Gap in Welfare Rights Services

Raise funds to employ a volunteer coordinator to develop and train new welfare rights workers from our established network of partner organisations. Raise awareness of our preventative work and the positive impact it has on an individuals health and well-being

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1100551)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£620

Donations

2

Situation

With the end of Legal Aid for almost all Welfare Benefit and Debt casework in April 2013 and the new Welfare Reform and introduction of the Universal Credit there will be a significant gap in funding to help some of the most vulnerable people and excluded groups in society. Shortage of suitably trained advice workers will compound the problem leaving even fewer vulnerable people in need able to access quality advice services

Solution

We will engage with partner organisations to identify, support and develop volunteer advice workers for the future. We believe that the development of future Welfare Rights advice services will be most effective if it is led by those people with personal experience of the issues which need to be addressed. Our partner organisations continue to work with RA to break down the 'access issues' and 'barriers' which exist for the most vulnerable and excluded groups, menatl health, BME etc