Oxfordshire Mind give support and advice to anyone in Oxfordshire with a mental health problem who need help to claim the benefits they need to survive. Our advisors work across the county supporting people to claim the benefits they are entitled to. As well as supporting people with claims we also represent our clients in appeals and win on average 95% of cases. By giving economic stability and support this programme makes a significant difference to the lives and wellbeing of people in Oxfordshire who need our help.
Hugh had been struggling with mental health problems for years, he was then injured and unable to work. He had three children to look after with no money and no support.
Oxfordshire Mind supported Hugh to fill out his benefits forms and helped him to try and claim what he is entitled to. Unfortunately, like many of our clients, Hugh’s request was denied. Hugh was dreading attending the appeal to challenge the decision and asked Oxfordshire Mind to attend and speak on his behalf. We were delighted to win the appeal for Hugh who was granted two benefits.
Hugh doesn’t know where he or his family would be without Oxfordshire Mind as their safety net. This winter, please donate to support Hugh and everyone in Oxfordshire who needs our support.
“Without Oxfordshire Mind I couldn’t keep a roof over my children’s heads or food in their bellies.”
To donate online visit:
Text OXFD80 £10 to 70070 donate £10
Or send a cheque made payable to Oxfordshire Mind, 2 Kings Meadow, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0DP
· £31.61 could help fill out the forms needed to apply for benefits when someone is unable to work
· £47.40 could be used to help set someone up on the new system to claim Universal Credit
· £205.40 could fund a Benefits Advisor to support an appeal to ensuring those in need get the full benefits they are entitled to
If you need support with claiming benefits please call our information line on 01865 247788 and we’ll make you an appointment.