Established in 1983, The Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centres are part of a larger network of TUC Unemployed Workers Centres. We aim to prevent or relieve poverty amongst the unemployed, underemployed, unwaged and those in receipt of or entitled to benefits and credits, as well as other disadvantaged people in Derbyshire.
This year the Centre is going through the process of becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. We now have 16 trustees which is a considerable reduction in the size of the previous Management Committee.
On behalf of all at the DUWCs I would like to thank all the retiring members of our Management Committee for their help and support over the years. They will of course, we are sure, maintain their close links with the Centres.
Download the report: Annual Report 2015 7105_p5
Here at Unite Community, we are keen to forge better links with TUC Unemployed Workers Centres.
Unemployed Workers Centres don’t just help unemployed and disabled people to get the benefits they need to survive. They run training courses and other services to help their clients into jobs and out of poverty.
In towns across the country, the task of representing the trade union movement on local and national government initiatives such as the New Deal, Employment Zones and European Social Fund projects is fulfilled by Unemployed Workers’ Centres. Some centres are going further, leading the way in developing positive labour market programmes.
Unemployed Workers Centres help some of the poorest people in Britain to get benefits and jobs . They are developing new programmes to help socially excluded people back into the mainstream, and campaigning for reforms that will help claimants for years to come.
Directory of Unemployed Workers Centres: UWCDirectory
North Derbyshire Unite Community Newsletter: solautumn2014