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Free benefits review for Wakefield residents - visit a roadshow event this November

Published 8 October 2021

WDH is working in partnership with Wakefield Council and Citizens Advice Wakefield to run an informal benefits roadshow that will visit all parts of the district throughout November.

Furlough and the temporary £20 Universal Credit uplift have ended, but people may be entitled to other benefits.

Wakefield residents with queries about their entitlement to benefits are welcome to drop in for an informal chat with the experts from our Cash Wise team, who can help while enjoying a warm drink and a sandwich.

Residents can also take the opportunity to work with specialists on managing energy costs.

The roadshow will call at the following venues:

  • Monday 8 November: Westfield Centre, South Elmsall (9 am to 3 pm).
  • Tuesday 9 November: Eastmoor Community Project (8.30 am to 1.30 pm).
  • Wednesday 10 November: Castleford Heritage Centre (1.30 pm to 6.30 pm).
  • Thursday 11 November: Kinsley and Fitzwilliam Learning and Community Centre (8.30 am to 1.30 pm.
  • Friday 12 November: St. Mary’s Centre, Pontefract (1.30 pm to 6.30 pm).
  • Monday 15 November: St. George’s, Lupset (1.30 pm to 6.30 pm).
  • Tuesday 16 November: The Addy, Knottingley (1.30 pm to 6.30 pm).
  • Wednesday 17 November: Airedale Library (8.30 am to 1.30 pm).
  • Thursday 18 November: St. James’s, Chapelthorpe (1.30 pm to 6.30 pm).
  • Friday 19 November: Havercroft and Ryhill Community Learning Centre (8.30 am to 1.30 pm).
  • Monday 22 November: The Chesney Centre, Featherstone (8:30 am to 1.30 pm).

 

Anyone who is not currently receiving benefits or have been turned down previously can also receive a benefits review, as they may now be entitled to them.

Our Cash Wise team will be on hand alongside those from Citizen’s Advice Wakefield District and Wakefield Council.

They will offer free and impartial benefit advice and can also help with a variety of money, jobs, housing and health issues. 

Pete Beaumont, Financial Inclusion Manager at WDH, said: “Our aim is to help our communities after such a challenging time for so many individuals and families.

“The safety net of the furlough scheme and UC uplift coming to an end, as well as so many other factors, such as increased energy bills, is creating a perfect storm for added pressure on households that need extra help.

“Working in collaboration with Wakefield Council and Citizens Advice, our Cash Wise team is here to support any Wakefield residents that want to have a chat about applying for benefits, energy bills, saving money, employment and many other things during the roadshow.”

To receive a free benefits review, contact Cash Wise on 01977 724651 or visit the website www.getcashwise.co.uk/contact-us or get in touch with Citizens Advice Wakefield District free on 0800 144 9949 or visit www.wakefielddistrictcab.co.uk.


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