We are always looking for people to be part of our fast growing team, bringing new ideas and opportunities to the community. So if you would be interested in becoming a volunteer please get in touch. Training and support will be given.
Taking referrals from Job Centre plus, CV making, Job search, Assisting with completing job application forms, Employability, workshops, Session’s to increase awareness of work environment, Interview techniques and Training opportunities.
We assist in dealing with cases related to Job Seekers, Employment Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, Housing and Council Tax benefits Carer’s Allowance etc. This ranges from dealing with new claims, appeals, tribunals, suspension of payments, and so on. We have dedicated staff who have extensive experience in dealing with claims.
ADVICE, GUIDANCE AND ADVOCACY
PMF serves as first point of contact for any issue that matter to the community. This includes practical support, form filling for all government and local authority benefits and entitlements, liaising with agencies on behalf of clients to resolve basic and complex queries, appeals and reviews of benefits, assistance with medical and work capacity assessment, advice on money matters. Our holistic approach also includes support services for social housing, referrals and signposting for cases related to debt, domestic violence, homelessness, immigration and dealing sensitively and appropriately with clients with special needs.
These are on-going initiatives based on the needs which are usually identifies through feedback from clients themselves. Currently we run classes for ESOL, Confidence Building, Volunteering, Arts and Crafts, Health and Wellbeing and I.T.
PARTNERSHIP AND NETWORKING
PMF continues to strengthen relations and partnership working with different service providers including other community groups to better serve the identified needs of the community. Also, PMF takes part in a number of Forums, Festivals and Events.
Our weekly luncheon club proves to be as much social as well as nutritional occasion. It provides an opportunity for BME elderly men and woman to interact with peers, enjoy mild exercise and health related awareness sessions followed by a lunchtime meal. All participants are over the 50 years age bracket, the oldest being 85 years old.