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Welcome to the July 2012 issue of our monthly e-bulletin
for intermediaries. Read on to find out more about our Nominet
Internet Award; the Prince's Countryside Fund grant we have
received to help rural Welsh communities; an update on the
Armed Services Advice Project in Scotland; information on tax
credits; how you can participate in our Ask an Expert session on
carers; and new dates for intermediaries workshops.
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We are delighted to announce that Turn2us has won the Nominet
Internet Award in the 'Charitable or not-for-profit work online'
category. The Nominet Internet Awards celebrate
initiatives from UK businesses, charities, individuals and
public or private sector organisations that help to make the
internet a more secure, open, accessible and diverse experience for
Read our press release about the Nominet
Thanks to a grant awarded to Turn2us by the Prince’s Countryside
Fund, people in financial need living in rural areas of Wales will
be helped to access Turn2us tools and services through local
events, intermediary workshops and volunteer training.
Find out more about our rural Wales
Since July 2010, Turn2us and Citizens Advice Scotland have been
working with Poppyscotland and other Armed Forces support groups to
provide advice and support to members of the Armed Forces community
in Scotland, through the Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP).
In the first 21 months of service, 1,769 clients have been helped
with wide-ranging advice needs.
Find out more about ASAP
It is important that tax credit claimants make
sure that they let HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) know of any change
in their circumstances that might affect their claim – e.g.
splitting up with their partner or moving in with a new one. This
is to ensure that the correct amount of money is being paid and to
avoid compliance checks and overpayments.
Read more about tax credit compliance
checks and overpayments
This month's Ask an Expert session
focuses on carers and support for people with
disabilities at home. Experts include representatives
of Trafford Carers Centre, Independent Age and Disability
Rights UK. You can submit your questions between 25 and 31
July. Answers to a selection of those received will be
published on the Turn2us website on 15 August.
Participate in our Ask an Expert:
Are you working with people in financial need in Northern
Ireland? Would you like to know more about Turn2us online tools and
services? Why not attend one of our intermediary workshops to
be held in Armagh (4 September), Portadown (5 September),
Derry/Londonderry (7 September) and Coleraine (11 September)?
A 'Train the Trainer' workshop will also be held in Belfast on
Find out more about our
Northern Ireland workshops
New dates have been scheduled for Turn2us intermediary regional
workshops across England and Wales for September and October.
Locations include Bangor, Birmingham, Durham, Exeter, London,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, Swansea and Truro. Places are
also still available for our workshop in Ayr on 5 September and
more dates in Scotland are currently being planned.
Register for our intermediary
Turn2us helps people
in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable
grants and other financial help - online, by phone and face to face
through our partner organisations. We are part of the
national charity Elizabeth Finn Care.
Date of publication: July 2012
Turn2us is part of Elizabeth Finn Care, a national charity registered in England and Wales: 207812; and Scotland: SC040987.
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