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Our blog features stories from across Dosh sharing stories and ideas about supporting people with money.
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Dosh Newsletter Spring 2017

We have just published the Dosh money pack newsletter for Spring 2017! This edition of the newsletter was put together by Katie Scott, Dosh Financial Assistant. Download the full newsletter to read all our updates and tweet us @DoshTweets or contact us to tell us what you think. This is a quarterly newsletter and the next […]

    May 3rd, 2017

Interview with award-winning advocate!

By Mike Kitcher, Financial Advocate for East Anglia Our financial advocates work in partnership with over 60 different support providers across the country. One of our advocates in East Anglia, Mike, recently won an award from one of the support providers he works with – Thera East Anglia. The award recognised the great support he providers to […]

    April 28th, 2017

Benefit changes 2017-18

Will my benefits change this year? Most benefit amounts have stayed the same for a few years, but from April 2017 some of them will go up. Here is Dosh’s guide explaining the changes:     Why do benefit amounts change? The amount that people get in benefits often goes up each year in April because […]

    March 28th, 2017

Moving to PIP: our top 5 tips

By Maddy Hubbard, Financial Advocate for the North West Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a new benefit for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. Many people currently getting Disability Living Allowance (DLA) are being asked to move to PIP and have to do a new application. We know that it’s not easy making a […]

    March 3rd, 2017

Dosh Newsletter Winter 2017

We have just published the Dosh money pack newsletter for Winter 2017! This edition of the newsletter was put together by Katie Scott, Dosh Financial Assistant. Download the Dosh newsletter to read all our updates and tweet us @DoshTweets or contact us to tell us what you think. This is a quarterly newsletter and the next […]

    February 7th, 2017

Annual review 2016 results

By Meike Beckford, Financial Advocacy Manager for Dosh Between March and June 2016 we held an annual review. We asked the people we support and their families, support teams and care managers how we were doing. You can download the Dosh annual review 2016 results and read more about it here. We were really pleased with […]

    January 25th, 2017

Myth busting direct payments

By Sam Fiske, former Finance Assistant for Dosh In social care today, there are so many more possibilities for those who receive support than ever before. Today, if you want to have more choice and control in how your support is arranged, you can ask to receive your personal budget from the local authority as […]

    January 4th, 2017

What is Financial Advocacy?

By Maddy Hubbard, Financial Advocate for Greater Manchester and the North West Dosh is unique in providing advocacy specifically around money, but many people don’t fully understand what a ‘Financial Advocate’ is or what we do day to day. ‘Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable […]

    November 29th, 2016 I, Daniel Blake film poster

I, Daniel Blake: a financial advocate’s perspective

By Maddy Hubbard, Financial Advocate for Greater Manchester and the North West I, Daniel Blake follows the story of a joiner from Newcastle who has to stop work due to a heart attack and encounters the benefit system for the first time. The film follows Daniel through his “claimant journey” (to use DWP language) of […]

    November 7th, 2016 Market

Going the extra mile

Supporting someone to get the Right to Reside By Maddy Hubbard, Financial Advocate  for Greater Manchester and the North West James* is a young man with a learning disability that Dosh supports in the South of England. Most of the people Dosh supports have lived in the UK for a long time and are allowed […]

    November 3rd, 2016

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