Advice NI and its partners were delighted to receive the Team Up and Save the Day Award at the CO3 Awards recently.
The Department for Communities has put additional support in place to assist Post Office card account and HM Government Payment Exception Service customers who are unable to access their benefit or pension payments during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA advised that her Department has been working with the big retailers to facilitate priority delivery slots for those who have been advised to shield by their GPs.
More than 150,000 food boxes have been delivered to those most in need since the Department for Communities launched its COVID-19 Food Parcel Service in April.
In light of public health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Ireland’s president of Tribunals and The Appeals Service (TAS) have suspended all in-person oral tribunal hearings until further notice.
Almost 100,000 people with underlying diseases or health conditions received a ‘shielding’ letter advising that the safest course of action was to stay at home and avoid all face-to-face contact for at least twelve weeks.
Advice NI is looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to assist in the delivery of the COVID 19 Community Helpline.
Advice NI provides a leadership role within the Independent Advice Network and as such, the welfare and safety of our staff, members, advice clients and the wider community is our priority.