Derbyshire: Help is at hand at council sessions

NEWS: News.
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New help for residents wanting to go online to find out about jobs and benefits is now available through a Derbyshire County Council scheme.

The Work and Benefits Help Sessions are a response to increasing numbers of people coming into Derbyshire libraries seeking assistance on these topics.

The sessions are held in areas of Derbyshire with the highest unemployment. They are free of charge and on a one to one basis.

Councillor Ellie Wilcox, Derbyshire County Council’s deputy cabinet member for health and communities, said: “These sessions will help people who don’t have much experience or confidence in using a computer to find out about jobs and benefits. Those who are job hunting can often be at a disadvantage if they can’t apply online and we want to help with this. We also want to help people with money worries to find out about the benefits and support.”