New to Revive

28 Aug

Welfare & Benefits Advice Service at Revive

During this difficult period of welfare and benefits restructuring, we are delighted to have secured funding from the Hugh Fraser Foundation to allow us to provide a welfare advice service.  We are responding to the significant  demand for advice and guidance from our clients affected by MS.

MS is a fluctuating degenerative long term conditions; additional stress brought about by the current welfare reforms is having a negative impact on the well-being of many of our clients. Over 10,500 people in Scotland (1 in 450) live with MS so we can easily grasp the impact this is having across the country.

Revive MS Support aspires to be Scotland’s leading provider of support for people living with MS, including family and carers.  Central to this mission is a desire to enhance the well-being of people affected by MS and empower them to live full and productive lives.  By having a greater understanding of the needs of the individual with MS, Revive can act as the “honest broker” to interpret these welfare and benefit changes and guide the individual appropriately.

Our driver Alan Steven, who delivered a similar service in 2009, will be hanging up his driving gloves to take up the role of Welfare adviser, starting from the 1st September 2013! We thank Alan for his dedication to our clients as driver for our outreaches, and wish him well in his new role.

Alan will be based at Revive one day a week, and appointments should be made through Nikki at Reception. This  service is for Revive clients only.

For more information about the new service, please check out our Welfare and Benefits Advice Service.