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Universal Credit in North East Lincolnshire

Are you making a new benefit claim? or Have your circumstances changed from your last claim?

If so, then from 13th December, 2017 you will be required to apply for Universal Credit online.

A picture of the Universal Credit Logo
Universal Credit Logo

For further information, please click the following link: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/  

However, if you would like to talk to one of our advisors, we operate outreach sessions at the following sites:

Grimsby Job Centre  (click here for a map)

Monday and Wednesday 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

Immingham Civic Centre (click here for a map)

Tuesday 9.00 a.m to 4.00pm

Grant Thorold Park Library (click here for a map)

Wednesday 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Cleethorpes Library (click here for a map)

Thursday 9.00 a.m. to 4.00pm

The above sessions are in addition to the normal opening times of 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday at our main office at 16 Town Hall Street, Grimsby.

Useful Information

6 Top tips for starting out on UC (and making it through to your first payment)

Getting Started with Universal Credit (leaflet)

Checklist of information required for your application and interview

UC Information Checklist (handout)

Check what benefits you could be entitled to

Benefits Calculators – what benefits can I get (website)

Information on how to get a bank account.

Choosing a Bank Account for your benefit payments (website)

 

Our Health & Wellbeing Report 2014/15

This Health & Wellbeing report provides evidence of the contribution made by Citizens Advice North East Lincolnshire in supporting health and wellbeing and addressing the causes of health inequalities in society.

We look at:

  • the demand and demographics of our clients,
  • the effect of advice on people’s physical and mental health,
  • the relationship between advice provision and the social determinants of health,
  • the effect of deprivation on health and how we aim to target services to meet need,
  • health and specific advice areas such as debt,  welfare benefits, housing and homelessness, child and fuel poverty in our area,
  • the impact of volunteering and employment on health,
  • the fiscal benefits for individuals, government and society of the advice provided,
  • and the wider benefits including the effect of advice on wellbeing
  • and the impact and benefits of our advice work on health service provision.

In conclusion the report summarises what this means for the provision of advice within North East Lincolnshire and how health is helping to shape both our current and future service delivery.

We believe this report makes a compelling case for improving client outcomes  to Health Commissioners. It’s clear from the report, and from our own experiences in Citizens Advice North East Lincolnshire, that people with health problems are amongst those most in need of welfare advice but at the same time least able to access it effectively.

Whilst the financial landscape is challenging, here at Citizens Advice North East Lincolnshire we are keen to play a role in the prevention agenda, and see that there is an opportunity for us to deliver a better, more focussed service to clients which improves health outcomes and reduces inequalities and which brings financial savings to individuals, society and government.

Duncan Rossiter – Development Manager

Health and Wellbeing Coverpage (click to download)

Download: Health and Wellbeing Report 2014/15 (PDF – Direct Download)