Bluesci Mental Health Welfare Rights Service provides a “one stop” benefits advice and support service for individuals needing to navigate the complex benefits and welfare system.
This includes completing applications, navigating and engaging with services around an individual’s benefits, and supporting/ attending with clients to appeals and assessment appointments. The service is a resource for Social Prescribers, Wellbeing Practitioners, Mental Health practitioners Trafford Housing Welfare Support Team and Trafford Hubs.
We are in the process of developing welfare rights training workshops for community organisations. This will skill up and capacity build front-line workers and community organisations around the benefits system in the context of mental health distress and how they can assist identifying where people may be missing out on financial support they are entitled to. The focus is on the following benefits and processes; Welfare Benefits Mandatory Reconsideration, Work Capability Assessment, ESA/ Universal Credit, Direct Payments, PIP and Appeals and housing benefit.
To refer someone to this serve click the “make a referral button” and submit the completed online form.