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Is our Big Lottery Fund supported project working with people and community groups in Stoke-on-Trent affected by welfare reform. The government's changes to the benefit system are radical and far reaching and will affect many people across north Staffordshire. This project aims to support individuals to understand and cope with the changes by providing face to face outreach advice in local settings, and to work with community groups and residents' associations whose members will be affected and who wish to be able to provide more informed support.

Our Services

Click on the image to download the Potteries Gold service poster as a pdf

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 Potteries Gold Workshops

Workshops are more interactive than our benefit talks and are held for smaller groups of participants. Follow the link to find out more and to download a workshop poster.

Find out about our current workshops

Benefit leaflets

Want to know more about a particular benefit or how changes will affect you? We have a range of benefit leaflets to help. Click the image to browse all our Potteries Gold benefit leaflets

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Pop up benefit advice

Look out for the Potteries Gold stall at local community events in Stoke-on-Trent. We have all our leaflets on display and our benefits advisers are on hand to answer all your benefit related questions. Is your community organisation holding an event? Let us know and we will bring our stall.

If you are a member of a community group or residents'' association check to see if they are hosting a Potteries Gold outreach advice session or get in touch with us to ask about setting one up.

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Potteries Gold Post

Get information about changes to benefits you can trust plus updates on our project. Our newsletter comes out twice a month.

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Volunteering opportunities

If you would like to learn more about welfare reform, especially Universal Credit, and feel you could help local people in your community cope with the changes, then you may wish to become a community champion. To find out more about this role download our Benefit Champions brochure by clicking on the image.

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Contact Potteries Gold

To enquire about any of our services:

Telephone: 01782 408 668

Email: potteries.gold@snscab.org.uk

If you would like more in depth training for your staff or volunteers then visit our Advice House Training page.

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Click on the icons to go to our Facebook or Twitter accounts or search for Potteries Gold

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Wednesday 16th November 2016 - STOP PRESS!

We’re Back!

Potteries gold funded for three more years!

Today, the Big Lottery announced their latest Reaching Communities funding programme – and it included our bid for Potteries Gold 2.  This means we’ll soon be running more outreach clinics in your areas, doing benefits briefings to more of your community groups and recruiting more Potteries Gold Community Champions to help our city cope with Welfare Reform.

Read an article about the project in the Sentinel here