COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR DISABILITY –
Personal Independence Payment Professionals are a baseline legal support service for Disabled Welfare Benefits Claimants. Many Disabled people are losing their access to benefits due to stringent government cuts. They work with the disabled community to help people transition from one benefit to another and to appeal poor government decisions. Their success rate at appeal sits at an astonishing 98.5%. This excellent organisation offers free advice, factsheets and information days as part of their mission as a certified social enterprise. Since September 2018 they have helped over 5000 people via the free advice service, and regularly hit 20k reach each week on Facebook with helpful and informative posts. They also work closely with Bury Council’s LGBT team, hold free advice clinics at various events and have been working alongside a local MP.