Posted by: Laura Hammond
Thu 29th June 2023
A new community outreach worker will support families who are struggling with their finances or wellbeing in north east Derbyshire.
The service, created by North East Derbyshire Council, will offer one-to-one support to families in their own homes.
The outreach worker will ensure families are receiving all the benefits, grants and funding that they are entitled to and help them to complete any necessary paperwork.
They will also be able to support with physical, mental and emotional wellbeing; budgeting; and signposting to other services, among other things.
Councillor Steve Pickering, cabinet member for environmental health services at North East Derbyshire District Council, said: “We want to make sure our residents have access to support and guidance to help them in their daily lives.
“Be that support financially, through helping them complete application forms to benefits they are entitled to or by offering mental health support and signposting to specialist help providers, we are there for you, which is more important now that ever after negotiating our war through a worldwide pandemic and cost-of-living crisis we are all enduring.”
Residents can self-refer to the community outreach service by calling 01246 231111 or by completing an online form here.
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