Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centre

Established in 1983, the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centres are part of a larger network of TUC Unemployed Workers' Centres.  We aim to prevent or relieve poverty amongst the unemployed, underemployed, unwaged and those in receipt of or entitled to benefits and credits as well as other disadvantaged people in Derbyshire.

The Organisation has now become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with Trustees drawn from the considerable wealth of support and expertise around the Centres.

The founders of the organisation would be pleased that the organisation has maintained its aims and objectives, continuing the links with the communities it supports.

All the staff at the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centres started off as volunteers.  Commitment runs through the Trustees, staff and volunteers.  DUWC has been built by some legendary members of our local communities and everyone realises that they have a duty to continue the vital work started back in the early 1980s.

The Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centres has gained a fine reputation for the services we provide. Our work is recognised locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We provide advice, support, and representation for all who come to us for help. And we don’t just wait for people to come to us; we proactively make our services known to the hardest to reach and most vulnerable within our communities.

We offer:

Free, independent and confidential advice on benefit and credit entitlements
Benefit checks
Help filling in claim forms
Support and representation challenging decisions made by the Department for Work and Pensions, right through to tribunal if necessary
Help with Personal Independence Claims and advice, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and Carers Allowance
Assistance with queries regarding Pension Credit and Attendance Allowance.
What's more, our vast experience in the advice sector means that if we do not provide a service directly we can direct to someone who does!

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