With funding from Community Justice Fund that we have received during the pandemic, we have indeed made a huge difference to people’s lives in Derbyshire. Together, we have supported 483,000 clients a year and helped the Treasury to save £8000 per person assisted. This equates to a net benefit to the public purse of £4billion per year!
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Thanks to Bolsover District Council, they have invited Derbyshire Law Centre to take part in Bolsover TV.
Lisa Haythorne, a Housing Solicitor, has kindly accepted their invitation to talk about how the pandemic has affected our clients in struggling to pay their rent or mortgage and what we have been doing to help them stay in their own homes.
Watch the video – Lisa Haythorne is on at three minutes in.
Money Sorted Partnership has undertaken its fourth yearly evaluation on how well this project is doing and how it meets the needs of those requiring one-to-one budgeting support. Click Money Sorted in D2N2 Y4 Evaluation Report to read more about the Partnership’s learning and its progression during the year. If you’re short on time to read the report, here is the summary: Money Sorted in D2N2 Y4 Evaluation Summary
The Just in Time project provides rapid referral to free specialist legal advice from health professionals whose clients/patients are affected by difficulties in their employment. Working with referral partners across Derbyshire we have assisted 149 clients since the project started 2 years ago.
Due to the current and expected demand for employment advice, a vacancy has arisen for a specialist employment caseworker to join the active and experienced team at Derbyshire Law Centre. We are looking for someone who can preferably start immediately and the post will be for a fixed-term period of 12 months from commencement of contract.
Applicants should have experience of supervised case work, ideally with a focus on employment and/or discrimination law. They should be able to run their own caseload and have the ability to negotiate settlements out of court and undertake advocacy in the Employment Tribunal.
We are proud to present you with the Just in Time’s Evaluation report. The evaluation report highlights the difference that Just in Time have made for employees with long term health problems and their referring agencies such as Ingeus, Occupational Health and GPs.
Our Legal Walkers have exceeded their fundraising target of £300.00 after having completed a sponsored Legal walk last Thursday in Sheffield. The funds will go to Access to Justice Foundation that distributes funds to improve people’s access to social justice.
If you would like to sponsor us, please go to:
We provide are part of Money Sorted in D2N2 here we provide one-to-one budgeting support. Click on the attached leaflet to find out more.
Due to internal recruitment a position has become available for a Homelessness Prevention Paralegal.
The role comes with a high degree of autonomy and includes providing support to the housing caseworkers to help prevent homelessness. The catchment area is Bolsover, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire. You must have exceptional file management and organisational skills and be naturally inquisitive with an understanding of legal principals.