You may have noticed we’ve been mentioning a #SwitchTeam lately … we’ve just launched a new ‘Switch Team” to help tenants with welfare benefits advice in line with the upcoming introduction of Universal Credit.
The new Switch Team will be focusing on issues around Universal Credit and welfare benefits. Full service Universal Credit comes into force on May 16 in Dumfries and Galloway and we’re busy preparing for the challenges ahead.
Universal Credit will affect people if you need to make a new claim for certain benefits (at the moment for those benefit claimants of working age making new claims).
If you are a DGHP tenant you can complete a self-referral form on our website at www.dghp.org.uk/welfare-reform/
Any questions, get in touch with us on Freephone 0800 011 3447 Monday to Friday 8 am – 7pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured here are Carol Burnett, DGHP’s Benefits Liaison Officer, and Steven Kennedy, DGHP’s Welfare Benefits Advisor – along with other frontline DGHP staff and tenants.