Shockingly, an estimated £15bn in welfare benefits goes unclaimed every year. Many people in financial hardship simply aren’t aware that support is available or have faced barriers in claiming.
This May, we’ll be launching a Benefits Awareness Campaign to help more people to access the welfare support available to them. We would appreciate any help you can give us in spreading the word and reaching even more people.
The campaign will focus on highlighting the positive impact that welfare benefits can have and we’ll be sharing stories of some of the people we’ve helped. We’ll be encouraging anyone in need to use our free Benefits Calculator to see what they might be entitled to claim.
The campaign will have a national reach and will also include additional activity in the North East of England to tie in with our upcoming Comic Relief funded training programme.
We’re inviting charities and other organisations across the UK to get involved in the campaign. Sharing our campaign posters and supporting on social media can make a huge difference and help us reach more people who need our support. So we'd be glad of any help you may be able to give us.
If you’d like to get involved, please contact Emma Lamberton, Communications Manager for more details.
Thanks for your support.