New laptops to help with accessing Universal Credit

23rd July 2018

Exeter Rotary has provided an award of £1,505.92 to help St Petrock’s purchase 4 new laptops.“This additional resource will certainly help individuals working with our specialist welfare advice service navigate the Universal Credit system, which rolls out in Exeter this September,” explains Mel Hartley, St Petrock’s project manager. “As all claimants will need to have online access to maintain their claim and post online their work search history, this donation for laptops could not have come at a better time and we are very grateful to Exeter Rotary for supporting us in this way.”...

Busy start to summer…

5th July 2018

With 55 - 65 individuals regularly accessing our centre each morning, the number of people in need of our services has not diminished as the warmer weather arrives. While we are fortunate to receive donations from the local community, warmer weather puts additional pressure on our clothing store and we are in real need of specific items such as men's socks, boxer shorts, men's jeans (30"- 34" waists), T shirts, women's socks,  trainers (for men and women) and rucksacks.  If you can help with any of these items, we'd be very grateful. Thank you....

Great outcomes from specialist welfare worker

17th April 2018

Many of the individuals accessing St Petrock's struggle to meet the requirements of the Department of Work & Pensions in order to access benefits or to comply with changes in welfare. Having trialled a specialist welfare sessions in 2016/17, our specialist welfare worker has now assisted 325 clients in  2017/18 and has, so far, achieved 88% positive outcomes, making a significant improvement to the lives of those individuals.   ...