Connect 2 Support – Welfare Rights
Connect 2 Support – Welfare Rights has been running since August 2014 and covers the Central and West of Scotland. The project has successfully secured a Royal Bank of Scotland Skills and Opportunities grant which will see it continue to assist those in need throughout 2018.
The project supports Deafblind and visually impaired adults who can find it difficult to access the welfare system, which may result in hardship. The project aims to make the welfare system more accessible and has already raised over £1million for service users, from unclaimed benefits etc, who accessed the project.
Project aims are:
- Deafblind and blind people will experience less financial hardship due to being able to access information on welfare reforms and maximise income with the help of the project
- Deafblind and blind people will be better informed and more involved in the processes which affect their financial health, thus avoiding unnecessary hardship
- Services to deafblind and blind people will be improved as a direct result of more effective working relationships being established between mainstream organisations and those working in the field of sensory impairment
- The confidence levels experienced by deafblind and blind people will increase
This will be done by:
- Providing access to information in preferred formats
- Giving advice and support
- Maximising income
- Improving equality
- Raising awareness
For more information please contact Helen Campbell or Riley Bartholomew on:
0141 777 5835 or email WR@dbscotland.org.uk