Serving the people in the parish of Eckington

Author: Emma Smith

Derbyshire County Council - Pension Credit

Derbyshire County Council - Pension Credit

Have you checked if you are eligible for Pension Credit? It's worth on average £3,500 a year, plus it unlocks other benefits including help with heating costs, council tax discounts, a free TV licence if you're aged 75 or over and housing benefit.

We're urging people to apply as soon as possible. If you apply before 18th December 2022, and are successful in claiming pension credit, then you will... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 10:40 by Emma Smith

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Derbyshire County Council - Community banks & credit unions at Christmas

Derbyshire County Council - Community banks & credit unions at Christmas

It can be an expensive time of year with many people feeling they have to borrow money to afford food, presents and celebrations over Christmas.

If you struggle to access mainstream banking services this may mean you've thought about using payday loans or door step lenders, which have much higher interest rates and will cost you a lot more.

However, did you know that credit unions and community banks... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 10:39 by Emma Smith

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Derbyshire County Council - Money in your pocket

Derbyshire County Council - Money in your pocket

Are you getting everything you're entitled to? Our welfare rights team offer support to ensure that you're receiving all the benefits you are eligible for.

Since we launched our Cost of Living support in June, we've helped 100s of Derbyshire residents to successfully claim additional benefits they didn't know they could get.

That's already lead to thousands of pounds extra in Derbyshire people's pockets... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 10:38 by Emma Smith

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NEDDC Leader’s Briefing – November 2022

NEDDC Leader’s Briefing – November 2022

Welcome to my latest Leader's Briefing.

Only one month to go until Christmas, and the next edition will be my last Leader's Briefing of the year!

We recently commemorated Remembrance Day at our Mill Lane offices and leisure centres and I really hope the commemoration events went well at parishes across the district.

If you live in the district, hopefully you have now received your copy of our residents'... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 17:46 by Emma Smith

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Cost of Living

Cost of Living

Please sign up for this newsletter if you find it useful and look out for the next edition coming soon.

Visit our website for advice and support on the cost of living.

Posted: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 09:47 by Emma Smith

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Discounts and offers from supermarkets and more

Discounts and offers from supermarkets and more

Some supermarkets are offering discounted children's meals and discounts on school wear to help families.

There are also discounts and offers available for broadband tariffs and retail offers.

Visit the help for households website to find out more.

Posted: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 14:27 by Emma Smith

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Energy support available in Derbyshire

Energy support available in Derbyshire

There are many families across the district and county that will need help to reduce their fuel bills this winter. If this is you or someone you know, Marches Energy Agency (an independent charity) are offering free advice on energy saving in your home and can help if you are struggling to pay your bills.

Find out what help is available on the Marches Energy Agency website.

Posted: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 14:26 by Emma Smith

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Helping you put food on the table for your family

Helping you put food on the table for your family

We are supporting Derbyshire's food bank network to do what we can to ensure our residents who are struggling with low incomes and debt have food available for them and their family in times of need.

We have put together a list of partners who can help you access food or help and advice with links to their websites and numbers to call.

For more information - Cost of Living Contacts and Help - North East... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 14:26 by Emma Smith

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Financial help and grants available

Financial help and grants available

If you are starting to worry how you are going to make ends meet, then please take a look at our cost of living financial help pages. We have information on the government grants available and their eligibility and how to apply and what to do if you're struggling to pay your fuel bills. You are never alone.

For more information Cost of Living Contacts and Help - North East Derbyshire District Council... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 14:25 by Emma Smith

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Homes for the future

Homes for the future

Derbyshire County Council are asking private homeowners what support they need to make their homes more energy efficient.

Together with the county's eight district and borough councils, we have launched the consultation to find out what local homeowners think would help them to make home improvements needed to reduce their energy use.

Steps people can take to make their homes more energy efficient range... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 10:17 by Emma Smith

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