Need help but don’t know where to turn? The Dunfermline Advice Hub can help. We’re here to help you find the right support service for you, on any issue. If we can’t help, we’ll know someone who can, and we can help you to get in touch with them. We’re a referral point for many local organisations, and we also host specialist advice sessions with our partner organisations.
If you’re struggling to apply for benefits, such as job seekers allowance or universal credit, come along and speak to the Community Job Club & Welfare Support Team.
They’re here to help with any issue, such as:
- Applying for benefits and welfare, such as job seekers, universal credit, housing and council tax benefit.
- Filling in forms, on paper or online
- CV building, job seeking and applying for jobs online.
- Understanding your claimant commitment
- Avoiding sanctions
- foodbank vouchers and foodbank services
- further signposting to other agencies that can help.
The Welfare Support Team are here from 10am to 12noon, every Friday, in Advice Pod 1, right at the back of the Hub.
The Dunfermline & District Credit Union are a locally based community organisation that offers government guaranteed savings and loans facility to all of its members. The members hold shares in the DDCU, by making regular savings. The more money saved, the bigger amount of shares.
Once a member is has been saving for a minimum of 12 weeks, a member can apply for a loan. This will be at a fair and reasonable rate, and won’t more than you can afford. Repayments are easy, paid back over time. And in that time, you’ll still be able to put away something for your savings, so you’ll always have something to fall back on.
If you would like to join the DDCU, please pop along to the sessions with 2 forms of ID (one must be photographic, and one must have your address, dated from within the last 3 months), and £2 administration fee.