jobs Each and every working day in Bexley we help over 50 people – that’s over 12,000 people each year – resolve their legal, money, benefit, housing and other issues.  We do this by providing the advice and information people need for the problems they face and by campaigning to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.We also work in partnership with other local organisations, community groups and Bexley Council to ensure the people of Bexley get the advice, support and help they need.Below we’ve featured just some of our most recent achievements, new services on offer and campaign successes.
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City Bridge Trust

We are pleased to annoounce that we have recieved funding from the City Bridge Trust to support our money advice work.  City Bridge Trust awarded us the grant under the reducing poverty strand of their giving.  The grant is for three years and will be used to fund a money adviser who will be able to give detailed money advise to Bexley Residents.  We are especially pleased to be working with City Bridge Trust as we understand it to be one of the first grants they have given to support money advice work.

New advice service for L & Q Tenants

We have recently set up a Pound Advice project in partnership with L & Q to give advice on debt amd benefit issues to their tenants.  If you would like our help advice please contact us landq@bexleycab.liquidtestsites.co.uk

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Bexley Foodbank

There is now a successful foodbank running the the Borough it is part of the Tressell Trust which is a nationwide network of foodbanks.  The Bureau is a distributor of vouchers, which you need to get aid from the foodbank. You can also donate to the foodbank. Click here for details of Bexley Foodbank

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Bexley Handy Person Service

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Bexley Handy Person Service is provided by Staying Put it has small team of experienced Handypersons will visit and carry out small repairs and adaptations to the homes of Bexley residents who are over the age of 60 and/or in receipt of a disability benefit.

There is a charge for this service as follows:

  • £20 per hour, per Handyperson

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  • £10 per hour, per Handyperson if in receipt of an income related benefit
  • Plus the cost of materials
  • This service is restricted to a maximum of 3 hours work.

Welfare Reform and the Bedroom Tax

The Welfare Reform Act was passed into law in March 2012. It is the biggest change to the Welfare Benefits system since it’s inception in 1944.  It introduced a cap to the overall amount of Benefit that a claimant could receive.  Bexley CAB has worked in partnership with Bexley Council and other stakeholders to help those residents effected by it.

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