Scamwatch

The campaign is all about supporting partnerships nationally and locally to give consumers the skills and confidence to identify scams, share experiences and take action by reporting suspicious activity.

Scamwatch Derbyshire produce a regular newsletter see Derbyshire scamwatch for more details or email: adultcare.info@derbyshire.gov.uk to sign up. The Safeguarding board offers guidance to prevent finanical abuse at: click here

A scheme exists to get call blockers to people with dementia who are being targetted. Contact Trading Standards for information.

Find article Vulnerable unless Vigilant is ready for use in your own magazine in Publications section. 

 

BBC programme featuring credit unions

A Matter of life and debt simply explains what Credit Unions might do in real life scenarios in  England, see it on iplayer until end of November.

 

Derby Credit Union opens premises on Cornmarket in Derby see https://www.facebook.com/derbyshirecommunitybank/?fref=ts 

Article on Universal Credit from JPIT universal credit comment Joint Public Issues Team gives some insights into this scenario for those entitled to working age benefits and trying to make a claim. 

Archbishop task group offers training resource 'Guiding people to free debt advice'

Go to: http://www.toyourcredit.org.uk/act/debt-advice

 
Help with debt and free financial advice
The relevant local agencies who can help are listed under 'where to go for help' at: 

http://www.faaderbyshire.org.uk/debt.shtml

Money Sorted: For support through debt there are D2N2 money navigators see: http://moneysortedind2n2.org/What%20is%20Money%20Sorted%20in%20D2N2.html 
 
Stories from Derbyshire and beyond can be found at http://www.toyourcredit.org.uk/stories/
 
toyourcredit is a http://www.toyourcredit.org.uk/  website that celebrates and supports the work of churches providing better access to savings, affordable credit, debt advice and money management skills in  their communities. 
A recent church of England/Church Urban Fund survey of church leaders  found that 47% of Church of England parishes thought that debt was a significant or major problem for people in their parish, however only 17% had an organised activities to address these issues.

The Diocese of Derby

Contact Us

Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

01332 388650 (reception)

Church House reception: 

enquiries@derby.anglican.org