In an article on Universal Credit from Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) the benefit of this system is contested- it is now rolling out in Derbyshire to families is UC working? and JPIT also give a critique of DWP response to Trussell Trust findings that in areas where Universal Credit is rolled out Foodbank use has risen 52% (compared to overall 13%). Citizens Advice report Universal Credit may put financial stability at risk for the self employed.
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.
A scheme exists to get call blockers to people with dementia who may be targetted by criminals and scammers. Contact Trading Standards for information.
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Safer Derbyshire guidance see community safety financial abuse page
Archbishop Justin has supported work on this theme including a training resource 'Guiding people to free debt advice'
Go to:Just Finance
http://www.faaderbyshire.org.uk/debt.shtml In this county help can be accessed at a GP surgery.