North Lanarkshire Tribunal Unit
North Lanarkshire Tribunal will deliver advice and representation to individual looking to challenge benefit decisions, be that appealing against a Universal Credit Sanction to challenging a housing benefit overpayment. The service will also provide comprehensive benefit checks making sure that clients are in receipt of their full entitlement.
The service will be delivered over six Bureau locations in Lanarkshire: Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Motherwell and Wishaw.
The service is looking to safeguard the rights of the most vulnerable clients who may be isolated from their communities because of their health conditions. There will be a focus on engaging low income households, individuals suffering from mental and physical health issues, carers and lone parents.
This new service will work with clients to break down the barriers leading to social isolation by working to identify way to increase clients confidence through identifying skills and interests they have or would like to develop. Vince McKeown, Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau’s CEO states “too often are the most vulnerable left to become disconnected with society without the support to engage in activities that will bring them joy and a sense of self-worth. Our project aims, though working with clients to help people overcome these challenges and give them back the skills to be masters of their own destiny”
If you need to access the service call 01236 754109 to speak to the service co coordinator Catherine Forde. You can also view our factsheet Challenging Benefit Decisions below.
The Tribunal Unit is funded by Scottish Government Investing in Communities.