UNISON’s welfare charity There for You have published their latest newsletter. The December 2017 edition includes:
- Financial Assistance
- Small Grants
- Links to Credit Unions
- Wellbeing Breaks
- Support and Information
- Debt Advice
You can download a copy from our website and contact your Branch Welfare Officer, John Dell for more information.
There For You Newsletter Dec 2017
Please note the following important information concerning arrangements in the lead up to Christmas and holiday closure period.
Applications for financial assistance
Full application forms received and assessed as requiring immediate attention (Priority 1) will be allocated and worked on up to closure on 22 December 2017.
Applications received after 1st December will be processed in the New Year.
*Note: A recent review identified that of ‘applications pending’, in approximately 80% of cases, assessment cannot start as standard supporting documentation is missing.
Action: When reporting through regional council, at other meetings and events, and when communicating with your branch welfare officers, Regional Welfare Committees are asked to push home the need to include all relevant paperwork with an application for financial assistance. In particular, this means latest bank statements and pay slips both for the applicant and, their partner (if applicable).
Emergency grant requests will be considered up to 2.00pm on Thursday 21st December
Staff will be available to take calls up to 5pm on Thursday 21st December.
The office will close on Friday 22nd December and re-open at 9.00am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
Over the holiday period contact UNISON Direct 0800 0857 857