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Save The Greenwich Welfare Rights Service

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Save The Greenwich Welfare Rights Service Greenwich Council has a very effective Welfare Rights team which helps borough residents claim the benefits and tax credits they are entitled to. One in four of the people they help are carers. One in four are disabled. Four in one are working households. The benefit system is complicated and many millions go unclaimed by vulnerable people. The service helps by: Training staff about benefits Runnining telephone helplines for residents and advisers which offer comprehensive benefit advice Running benefit take-up campaigns with partner organisations. This year almost £235,358 was raised for families with children with disabilities. The service raised £4.6 million in benefits and tax credits for borough residents last year. Greenwich Council are proposing to transfer the service out of the Council to GS Plus the Council owned trading company. Staff and residents are concerned that if this is not reversed it will herald the end of the Welfare Rights Service. We urge the Council to reverse the decision. Act now before its too late. Save the Welfare Rights Service - Keep it in house! Sign The Petition.

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