Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre
4/6 Donegall Street
Public phone: 028 90961111
Website URL: http://www.burc.org
Service offered: Trade Union based Centre providing services for unemployed and low waged people. Welfare Advice Service provides a range of ways to speak with an adviser, you can telephone, email, use social platforms or you can drop-in to the Centre, (adviser is not always available and you may have to wait or leave your details for an appointment to be made) We offer free, confidential, professional advice on all aspects of welfare benefits, including Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments. You maybe are unsure of what you should claim, or you do not have access to internet to make your claim for Universal Credit or need to check your journal, the Welfare Advice Service is here for you. The Welfare Advice Service can assist with Form Filling, Benefit Calculations, Assist with Mandatory Reconsiderations, Assist you to make your appeal request, then, Make referral for representation at Appeal; we can also make a referral for you to use the local foodbank.
Target group: Unemployed and low waged people.
Area served: Belfast and all of Northern Ireland.
How to contact: Call in, phone (028 9096 1111) or email. Open 9am - 4.30pm Mon-Thurs / 9am - 3pm Fri or Email: Joanne.Farrell@burc.org (we are currently following strict guidelines for Covid, therefore we are not operating our face to face appointments, we offer telephone calls in place of this and try to accommodate our clients as best we can. We would encourage anyone wishing to use our service to ring the main number and a staff member will be happy to discuss options with you)
Monday: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Friday: 9.30am - 3pm
Wheelchair access: Yes - limited
Accessible toilets: Yes
Access notes: Advice unit and toilet on ground floor. Stairs to other floors. Street parking adjacent to BURC office
Languages other than English: No
Charity number: XR73145
Year established: 1984
Staffing: Joanne Farrell, Welfare Adviser
Public transport: Office based in City Centre close to local amenities
Record last checked: 10 August 2021