Surrey Welfare Rights Unit
was set up in 1990 to provide a welfare rights
advice service within the county of Surrey.
The Unit provides an
independent, impartial and confidential service. Our
independent status allows membership of Citizens Advice and the Unit abides by the
aims and principles of the CAB
OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN SURREY WELFARE
Surrey Welfare Rights Unit (SWRU) is looking for
trustees to join its Board. We are looking for people with strategic vision,
independent judgement and a willingness to give time and commitment to be a
trustee. The post of trustee is unpaid but will provide you with a great deal
of experience and satisfaction. All reasonable expenses are reimbursed. We
welcome applications from all sections of the community.
SWRU is a member of Citizens Advice, a
registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. For more information on
the role of trustee please contact:
01483 776713 and ask to speak to Maria.
Surrey Welfare Rights Unit is a small specialist charity
providing expert legal advice on benefits and community care. The Unit
has been set up as a support organisation which means that we provide
services to organisations rather than direct to the public who can initially
access one of the many local organisations we provide services to. We
ask the organisations we support to subscribe to our services. This
will enable us to continue to deliver services in times of decreasing grant
Find out more about the SWRU subscription package
As our subscription year runs from April, contact the Unit
direct if you wish to subscribe mid-year.
Our main purpose is:
provide specialist support and training to volunteers and staff who provide
advice to their clients
To produce information and publicity on welfare rights issues for
both professional staff and, where relevant, members of the public
To promote the take-up of welfare benefits especially
among the frail and vulnerable
To provide a source of expertise on Community Care issues
To be a focal point of welfare rights work across the region through support
groups, seminars and informal talks, social policy work and networking
This website is a resource for advisers and is not intended for
general public use. If you are not an adviser and are seeking help with
a benefit related query then click on Advice where
there are links to other helpful sites.
If you would like to help us with our fundraising efforts in
order to secure the services for the future you can use Everyclick to search the internet and register as a
fundraiser for SWRU.
We would like to thank the following
for their support of the Unit:
Surrey Welfare Rights Unit has a complaints
handling procedure. You can request a copy of the complaints leaflet to be
emailed or posted to you.
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Charity registration number:- 1062826