Your Benefit Section works very closely with several local bodies to ensure that you get prompt and accurate advice. These include:
Derbyshire Districts Citizens Advice Bureau (based in the Town Hall)
The Citizens Advice Bureau provides a free, confidential and independent advice service. They have offices in Matlock and outreach sessions in Ashbourne and Bakewell:
- Phone: 0300 456 8390
- Website: www.ddcab.org.uk
Derbyshire County Council Welfare Benefits Information and Advice Team
The team offers comprehensive advice about a range of entitlements:
- Phone: 01629 531535 (11am – 4pm Mon /Tues /Thurs /Fri)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/welfarebenefits
Floating Support Services
Floating support services help people to find and maintain accommodation, including applying for benefits and developing independent living skills.
Derbyshire Independent Living ServiceIf you are experiencing mental ill-health and need support to maintain your home or to find a more suitable place to live, we can help.
Phone: 01773 742051
Adullam Housing SupportAdullam Homes Housing Association support anyone in the Derbyshire Dales aged 18+ who is homeless or at risk of homelessness. We support anyone who has mental or physical health issues, addictions or fleeing domestic abuse. We support service users with tenancy related issues who are in Housing Association or private rented properties. We help service users to set up bill payments, access benefits and funding and to be ready for work. We also facilitate a Bond scheme to help people access private rented accommodation.
- Phone: 07717 202926
- Website: https://www.adullam.org.uk/
Other places to get help
You can also get free impartial and confidential advice on a range of money issues from:
The Money Advice Service
- Phone: 0800 138 7777
- Website: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en
The National Debtline
A helpline that provides free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.
- Phone: 0808 808 4000
- Website: https://www.nationaldebtline.org/
A debt charity
- Phone: 0800 138 1111
- Website: https://www.stepchange.org/