Are you or people that engage with your organisation struggling with the increased cost of living? Come and talk to advisors at an event near you, they can help see what support you might be entitled to.

Many people experience financial difficulties for different reasons and might not realise that they’re entitled to more help. There are fifteen upcoming events at local venues for anyone who needs help and support.

During the last benefits campaign in November 2021, the households that were found to qualify for increased or new benefits benefitted from £2,000 on average! The Council and partner organisations are repeating the benefits campaign because many families are now struggling due to the increased cost of living and the recent loss of the £20 weekly uplift in Universal Credit.

Changes in household circumstances and changes to eligibility criteria can mean households are entitled to support they aren't aware of, so please share this campaign with anyone that engages with your organisation or come along to events yourself.

The roadshow will run from Monday 9 May to Friday 15 July at venues across the District. At the events, you can talk to advisors if you are:

  • Finding it hard to make ends meet
  • Finding it difficult to pay your bills
  • In rent or mortgage arrears
  • In debt or at risk of losing your home
  • A carer or have a disability and you are living on low income
  • Unemployed or working part-time with reduced income
  • In need of energy saving support
  • Having difficulty because of the loss of the £20 Universal Credit uplift

Drop in, no appointment needed. The service is completely free and open to everyone. There are free refreshments and an independent benefits check to see what support might be entitled to.

You can download the flyer here (pdf) or contact us at info@nova-wd.org.uk or 10924 367418 if you would like paper copies.

For more information on each of the roadshow events, visit the Wakefield Council website here: https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/more-money-in-my-pocket/more-money-in-your-pocket-roadshows

The details of the roadshow events are:

Date

Time

Venue

Location

Monday 9 May

3pm – 6pm

Outwood Grange Academy Secondary School, Potovens Lane, WF1 2PF

Outwood

Thursday 12 May

10am – 1pm

Sandal Rugby Club, Standbridge Lane, WF2 7DY

Sandal

Saturday 21 May

10am – 1pm

Ridings Shopping Centre (Middle Mall next to M&S Food Court), Almshouse Lane, WF1 1DS

Wakefield

Tuesday 24 May

12pm – 3pm

Mental Health Museum, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, WF1 3SP

Wakefield

Friday 27 May

1pm – 4pm

Chesneys Centre, Regent Street, WF7 5EW

Featherstone

Tuesday 7 June

2pm – 5pm

Cedars Family Hub, Barnsley Road, WF9 4PU

Hemsworth

Thursday 9 June

3pm – 6pm

Normanton Junior School, Church Lane, WF6 1EY

Normanton

Tuesday 14 June

10am – 1pm

Community Shop, Hill Top, Pontefract Road, WF11 8EE

Knottingley

Friday 17 June

10am – 1pm

Millennium Hall, Barnsley Road, WF9 2BJ

South Kirby

Tuesday 21 June

12pm – 3pm

Glasshoughton Centre, Leeds Road, WF10 4PF

Castleford

Tuesday 28 June

10am – 1pm

St James Church, Nostell Lane, WF4 2DB

Ryhill

Saturday 2 July

11.30am – 2.30pm

Crigglestone Village Institute, 36 High Street, WF4 3EB

Crigglestone

Wednesday 6 July

10am – 1pm

Central Methodist Church, Off Tansheld Drive, WF8 1NB

Pontefract

Tuesday 12 July

1pm – 4pm

Upton Village Hall, 22 Harewood Lane, WF9 1JB

Upton

Friday 15 July

9.30am – 12.30pm

The Cluntergate Centre, Cluntergate, WF4 5DA

Horbury