What we can offer You
Are you having difficulties with benefits, housing, education, work, immigration......or anything else?
At 'Well for Life', we can assist you in many ways for example we can help with form filling. We can contact other agencies on your behalf, such as Department of Work and Pensions, the housing or education departments, or the Home Office.
We can accompany you to interviews or appointments with the above. We will do our best to help you to address your problems by giving you the opportunity to talk them through in a confidential, safe and welcoming environment.
Through offering practical and emotional support, our aim is to accompany you through bad times and be there for you , to celebrate the good times too.
Well for Life 'Drop In' services (open 5 days 10.00 - 4.30pm)
All of our services are offered on a first come first served 'Drop In' basis over five days Monday to Friday from 10.00 - 4.30pm . However more complex issues may require that you make a dedicated appointment such as help with PIP and ESA paperwork. (Last appointment time 4pm). You may want a health check which can be available on an appointment basis. Please ask a member of staff for details.
HIV is a long term term condition
We believe that by gaining a better awareness of your HIV you will better understand it and be able to deal with symptoms such as fatigue, low mood,depression, pain and managing medication. Being able to talk to other people living with or affected by HIV creates a supportive environment where you know you are not alone and can share experiences,learn from each other to find a more positive outlook that is essential to your long term health and well-being. The 'Well for Life' drop in service can help you to regain or improve your confidence and increase your ability to manage your condition which will ultimately give you greater control of your life,health and well-being.
Wednesday Drop-in Lunch provides a social opportunity for you to meet other people and share experiences over a cooked meal and get advice and information from our trained staff and Social Worker. Are you feeling isolated? Come and join in!
Our specialist Social Worker is available on Wednesdays for you to discuss benefits such as PIP, ESA and other issues such as housing, immigration or any other financial matters.
New to Derby and Derbyshire
Well for Life welcomes new entrants and can offer them help with housing, benefits and support as well as referral to immigration services. Our trained staff are fluent in French, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.
Employment Education and Volunteering
Well for Life can support you with getting back to work after long gaps in employment through its partnership with JEM (Jobsearch Employment and Mentoring) where you can access free services such as CV writing, IT skills, Job searching and English for those whose first language is not English (ESOL).
We also have contacts with Training providers, offering free courses to suit your needs. Please contact John or Bally for further details.