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Benefit Form Filler

Fylde Coast Advice & Legal Centre

We are looking for volunteers to assist our centre in completing benefit forms especially those relating to DLA (Children) Personal Independence Payment and Employment and Support Allowance form prior to a medical examination. The ideal person are those who have had experience of this. However Full training will be given. The time commitment is a minimum commitment of one day per week would be desirable for a minimum of 6 months due to the training . Office hours are Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4pm but can be flexible. About Fylde Coast Advice & Legal Centre In terms of benefits we offer clients a full service and your role would be an important aspect. Where applications are not successful we offer a facility to draft application for Mandatory Reconsideration and will represent people at Tribunals once they are listed. We Also offer access to justice services and also undertake court work particularly in the area of housing law. The Centre is staffed by qualified individuals who do this type of work. It is important that you are good at listening, non-judgmental, respect for others, communicate effectively with all sorts of people, uphold equal opportunities, and do not breach the requirement for confidentiality, You must have good written and spoken English, prepared to take part in training, calm in stressful situations, have a good community spirit, sociable, sense of humour and the time to make a regular commitment to people . If that sounds like you, then please get in touch.

What skills do I need?

Organising,Reading & Writing,Talking to others,Counselling,Listening

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

43 General Street
Blackpool
FY1 3RB

Register your interest
  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Housing
  • Human rights
  • Justice
  • Poverty
  • Unemployed
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Mentoring
  • Support work

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