Benefit & Debt Advice
Jeremiah Advice & Guidance
Call us at 01204 951001 to learn more and book an appointment. We also have drop-in sessions on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10am – 12pm, although you can come into our building from 9.30am on these days.
The drop-in service is designed for asking questions and getting initial advice. They are often busy so the service is based on a first come, first served basis and you don’t need to let us know beforehand that you will be coming. However, we limit the time we spend with each person to 15 minutes and cannot usually make benefit applications. If you require more further help after speaking to one of advisors at the drop-in we can book an appointment for you.
Last year, we supported over 1000 people in claiming £2 million in benefits.
Mr H was referred to us by Foodbank. He had a long-term illness but was receiving no payments from DWP owing to him changing GPs and during this change there had not been any sicknotes issued. We were able to support him in contacting his GP to obtain the missing sicknotes and uploading them to DWP. This resulted in them restarting payments, including backpay of over £700.
Jeremiah CMA Debt Centre
Do you need help and support to deal with debt or money problems?
Asking for help can be hard but our advisors understand this. They will be able to discuss with you the different options you may have and help you choose what you would like to do. Whatever your problem however big or small it always seems so much better when you share it with someone. We will give you all the time and space you feel you need and will be alongside you for however long you want.
- The service is completely free
- Advice is unconditional & completely confidential
Peer Support Groups
We know that life can be tough for those dealing with long-term health issues/disabilities and their caregivers, especially when you may also be struggling with finance and debt. It can really affect your mental wellbeing.
We’ve created these peer support groups where you can meet up, share your stories, and help each other out – no formalities, just genuine support.
Through our peer support groups we want to do the following:-
- Help people support each other emotionally and build a sense of community
- Organise monthly social events
- Provide advice and help on welfare benefits including Universal Credit when you have limited work capacity
- Support and advice on looking for work
We have two groups that meet each week at The Well:
Tuesdays: 2.30pm – 3.30pm & Fridays: 10.30am – 11.30am
You are welcome to attend either group without contacting beforehand. However, please telephone contact Carlene if you have any questions or would like further information.
Our Team are ready to Help