Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centres

Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centres

Charity information

Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centres

To prevent/relieve poverty amongst the unemployed/underemployed/unwaged and those in receipt of or entitled to benefits and credits, as well as other disadvantaged people. The organisation provides advice, support and representation with regards to benefits and welfare advice and income maximisation - for all who come to us for help. We proactively make our services known to the hardest to reach and most vulnerable within our communities, through target campaigning and at 16 separate locations.

Founded 1983

  • Mission statement

    To prevent or relieve poverty in Derbyshire amongst the unemployed, underemployed and unwaged, and those in receipt of, or entitled to, benefit by:
    (i) Offering welfare/benefits rights advice and representation.
    (ii) Promoting employment and welfare rights including the availability and access to benefits and other support.
    (iii) Conducting and publishing the results of research on issues affecting and in mitigation of poverty and disadvantage within and common to the communities of Derbyshire.
    (iv) Providing a resource service on welfare/benefit rights and other support and to include the dissemination and distribution of information
    (v) Promoting and supporting local employment and training initiatives.
    To advance citizenship and community development In Derbyshire by
    (i) Recruiting and training volunteers from amongst the local communities in order to increase their skills and self-confidence and to assist the work of the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centres.
    (ii) Assisting local communities and volunteers to establish locally based support and resources.

  • Aims

    Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centres aims to:

    • Prevent/relieve poverty in Derbyshire amongst the unemployed, underemployed and unwaged, and those in receipt/entitled to, benefit by: - Offering welfare/benefits rights advice/representation.
    • Promoting employment and welfare rights including the availability and access to benefits and other support.
    • Conducting and publishing the results of research on issues affecting and in mitigation of poverty and disadvantage within and common to the communities of Derbyshire.
    • Providing a resource service on welfare/benefit rights and other support and to include the dissemination and distribution of information
    • Promoting and supporting local employment and training initiatives.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1983

    Registered Charity Number: 1165828

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 01246 231441

    Address: 1 Rose Hill East, Chesterfield S40 1NU

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