Change Grow Live’s Becky Goring discusses our domestic abuse services with Cabinet Minister Amber Rudd
Change Grow Live’s domestic abuse service representative, Becky Goring, was able to talk about the services we provide as part of a roundtable discussion with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
Becky, who is the Domestic Abuse Caseworker and Housing Lead for The Portal in East Sussex, took part in the discussion alongside local partners of the Hastings Job Centre Plus (JCP).
The main topics discussed were the challenges faced by service users, especially relating to benefits, and how partnering with local organisations has helped Change Grow Live to support more people in vulnerable situations.
Change Grow Live has been working closely with the JCP and several other local agencies to help service users with complex needs. Becky attends monthly meetings at the JCP to explain how service users and other agencies are being affected by issues such as the rollout of Universal Credit.
After she had taken part in the discussion, we spoke with Becky, who said: “When I spoke to Amber Rudd, I was very positive about the changes that the Department of Work and Pensions and the local JCP have made to accommodate our service users.
“I explained that since meeting with local colleagues at the JCP, this has broken down numerous barriers and supported clients in a very positive way.”