Monday, November 22, 2010

Turn2us November 2010 e-bulletin

Turn2us News

Dear george,

Welcome to the November issue of Turn2us News, our monthly e-bulletin to keep intermediaries updated with news and developments in Turn2us services. Click here to view this content online

Guide to the comprehensive spending reviewDo you have questions about the Spending Review?

Would you like to know more about the effects that the Spending Review will have on the benefits system?

Our comprehensive, accessible guide lists the upcoming benefits changes and answers some of the common questions that intermediaries are likely to be asked.

Read our guide to the Comprehensive Spending Review (PDF file size 368kb)

Turn2us voted one of the top free information websites

Money Saving Expert website (link opens in a new window)Turn2us has been voted one of the top free information websites for work and benefits by the 6 million users of the Money Saving Expert website.

See the Money Saving Expert list of Top 90 Free Information Links on the Web

Information about the increase in Turn2us website visitsDramatic increase in Turn2us benefits checks

The effects of the recession combined with the forthcoming cuts and changes to the benefits system have made many people worry about their financial situation. Turn2us has experienced a dramatic rise in the number of online benefits checks being completed by website visitors.

Find out more about the increase in Turn2us website visits

25% of festive shoppers say Christmas will leave them in debt

Press release about increasing Christmas debt (link opens in a new window)According to new research by Elizabeth Finn Care, nearly three quarters of shoppers in the UK admit that they have not been saving to cover the cost of Christmas - with a quarter admitting that the celebrations will leave them in debt.

Read more about the growing Christmas debt

Information about Turn2us intermediaries workshops (link opens in a new window)
 London and Northern Ireland intermediaries workshops

Are you an adviser working in London or Northern Ireland? Would you like to know more about Turn2us online tools and services for intermediaries?

Why not attend our free intermediaries workshops in London (Hammersmith) on 7 December and Northern Ireland (Derry/Londonderry) on 14 December.

Find out more about our intermediaries workshops

Can you help us find carers to fill in our survey?Information on the EFC carers survey (link opens in a new window)

Are you working with people who are carers or have been carers in the past 12 months?

As part of our research programme, we are looking at the needs of carers in relation to fuel costs for heating, lighting and other domestic uses.

In support of this work, we are looking for carers who would be willing to fill in a 10 minute online survey. We hope to use the evidence to campaign for more support for carers.

Read more about our carers survey

 About us

Turn2us helps people in financial need and those who support them access the money available to them - through welfare benefits, grants and other financial help - via its accessible website and free, independent, confidential helpline. Turn2us is part of Elizabeth Finn Care.

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