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Specialist Services

Hospice Benefits Advice Service

This service is funded by St. Luke's Cheshire Hospice to provide welfare benefits advice and help people affected by potentially life limiting illness and their families.

  • The service covers people in the Leighton Hospital catchment area.
  • To make a referral talk to your care team or call 01606 555699.

iace Adult Social Care Advice Service

Covering anyone who has a health problem or disability and may need adult care and/or support services or who is a carer for someone who has a long term health problem or disability. We can:

  • Offer advice and support regarding all aspects of adult social care.
  • To contact the service call 01260 288353.
  • Macmillan Benefits Advice

    This service is for people with a cancer diagnosis and their families.

  • We guide our clients through the benefits system to reduce the financial impact of cancer at this very difficult time. The service covers people in the Leighton Hospital catchment area.
  • To make a referral talk to your care team or call 01270 303006.
  • Mental Health Advocacy Service

    Covering Crewe, Nantwich, Middlewich, Sandbach and Alsager and surrounding rural areas.

  • Our general advocacy service offers support to people with with mental health problems in understanding and asserting their rights and having their voice heard.
  • To make a referral call 01270 303005.
  • Money Guidance

    We can:

    • Identify which of your debts are the most important and the consequences of not paying them.
    • Review your budget with you and help you to manage on your income.
    • Identify ways to increase your income.
    • Identify ways to cut down on your spending.
    • Advise you of options to suit you and your circumstances.
    • Advise you of self-help options.
    • Guide you through relevant insolvency options including Debt Relief Orders (DRO), Bankruptcy and Individual Voluntary Agreements (IVA).

    Referrals for Money Guidance Advice are via our drop in service, telephone advice, or via email advice.

    New Leaf Project Financial inclusion Service

    Are you unemployed seeking employment or economically inactive because you are sick, have a disability, a carer or in training or other barriers to engagement?

    • The New Leaf project is for individuals furthest away from the labour market in the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area, Covering Crewe and Rural areas.
    • The aim is to help them in their journey towards employment, self-employment and training opportunities and to maximise income.
    • This is delivered via one to one mentoring support in partnership with 30 other agencies.
    • New Leaf offer support with employment and training opportunities and specialist financial inclusion advice.
    • Help is provided with benefits, bank accounts, backdating, switching services for utilities, income and outgoings calculations / budgeting advice, debts and Housing issues, direct debits, financial capability, applications for grant and benevolent agencies.
    • Citizens Advice Cheshire East provides a mobile service to those who cannot access their local office. To make a referral call 01270 303003.

    Welfare Benefits Advice

    We can:

    • Help you challenge welfare benefits/tax credits decisions
    • Help you with preparing for tribunals
    • Help you with complex benefits issues
    • Advise you if you have not been successful with an appeal

    Referrals for Welfare Benefits are via our drop in service, telephone advice, or via email advice.

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