Derbyshire Unemployed Worker's Centre

Council grant helps DUWC to continue offering advice and support in Alfreton

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Thu 12th January 2023

Free benefits advice and support will continue in Alfreton thanks to a grant from the Town Council.

Alfreton Town Council agreed to grant £2,855 to Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre (DUWC) at its full council meeting in December.

DUWC holds regular sessions at Alfreton House, where anyone can drop by and seek advice on a range of issues.

A spokesman for DUWC thanked the council for the grant and explained more about the support the organisation provides.

He said: “DUWC are delighted that Alfreton Town Council has continued to support the organisation’s work providing advice and representation to benefit claimants in Alfreton and the surrounding areas.

“We have had a presence in Alfreton since 1993 and run three drop-in sessions a week in Alfreton House on the High Street on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. In Spring 2023 we will be increasing our work in the town by having a presence at the Trussell Trust’s food bank on a Wednesday afternoon.

“We provide advice and representation for all people – whether you are in or out of work. From checking your eligibility, to completing benefit claim forms, to representing you at appeal tribunals, DUWC fights to ensure the voices of everyone are heard.

“This grant from the Town Council is vital in allowing us to continue to operate in Alfreton.”

Councillor John Walker, Mayor of Alfreton, added: “We are pleased to support an organisation that has served our local community for over 30 years.

“This grant will ensure Derbyshire Unemployed Workers can continue their good work in our town.”

You can find out more about DUWC here.