generic money pictureIn this financial year we have assisted our clients to achieve an entitlement of £2,808,604.87 with a month to go. Also we have

  • consulted on Ipswich Borough Council developments
  • assisted Suffolk Police with mate crimes
  • opened an internet café and in conjunction with Radius Computing Limited achieved British Computer Society accreditation
  • assisted clients to get bus passes, blue badges and with numerous general enquiries; helping to improve their health and wellbeing and reduce isolation
  • dyslexia screening
  • assisted with Education Health and Care Forms, HC1 forms and many others in respect of fuel poverty, residency for benefits forms
  • equipment enquiries and wheelchair hire
  • signposting for legal support (hate crime etc.) health and care assessments and occupational care assessments
  • applied for food parcels and fuel vouchers
  • provided representation at 170 tribunals
  • participated in UK Parliament Week by holding an employment forum attended by Sandy Martin MP
  • continued our 6 year partnership with UK Power Networks
  • became members of the Tower House shared space user group
  • continued to run our outreaches and provide home visits for those who cannot attend our office and obtained funding for a further outreach in North West Ipswich

Advice on fuel bills and other money matters

Recently, the weather has been very cold, with ice and snow. It is important that we all keep warm and eat well. Hats, gloves and scarves are a must when we go outside. Many people with disabilities are concerned about how they are going to pay bills, especially heating bills. If you are worried about this or other money matters do contact Ipswich DAB as we have two new Advisers with us each Wednesday, who give advice on these issues.