November 2018


Extra support for money advice

More people with money worries will receive free advice to get their finances back on track thanks to a grant aimed at helping people to manage debts and improve their budgeting skills. - Full details

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Awards night honours young people

A DETERMINED trio from Doncaster were among the winners at the annual Talent Match Awards night which celebrates the achievements of young people in the Sheffield City Region. - Full details

November 2016

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Cash boost for Denaby groups

Community groups in a former mining village can tap in to a pot of money to support local projects – and local people will help to decide how the cash is spent. - Full details

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October 2015

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Don't get bitten by loan sharks

DWDT has always highlighted the unscrupulous practices of loan sharks and believes one of the best ways for people to avoid them is to make sure they’re aware of the facts. - Full details

May 2015


Computer skills bring job success

WE have lots of success stories at DWDT and there’s no better way to find out what a big difference our services make than to hear about people’s positive experiences. - Full details


Top tips to tackle debt

AS LIVING costs continue to rise, wages fall and jobs remain insecure, debt is inevitably on the increase but, however bad things may seem, there is practical help available to get your finances back on track and avoid reaching crisis point. - Full details

April 2015


Access advice on your doorstep

News of the closure of Doncaster CAB will have left many residents unsure of where to find much-needed support and advice. Issues ranging from debt to consumer rights were addressed by the town centre CAB although provision is still available at its premises in Mexborough and Thorne. - Full details


Last stop for Wellbeing Bus

The familiar DWDT Wellbeing Bus, which has delivered free health checks to thousands of Doncaster people, will no longer be serving our local communities - Full details

March 2015


Employment support pays off

AN IT support worker is urging people to use the free services on offer for young job-hunters after finding employment with the organisation that supported him. - Full details

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November 2014

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Support Pays Off For Job Advice

Support for a job advice centre in a former pit village has paid off after hundreds of people signed a petition calling for the service to be restored after cutbacks left it facing closure. - Full details

February 2014


Road To Recovery Changes Life for the Better

Skipping school and smoking weed could have been a passing phase for rebellious teenager Chris Blades. Instead it was the start of a downward spiral that cost him his education, his family and his hopes for the future. - Full details

November 2013

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Shaping communities for 20 years

Weathering economic, political and social storms are tough challenges for any business but doing it for the good of others takes a special kind of commitment. As Doncaster’s longest running development trust marks two decades in business, it’s appetite for making a difference remains as hearty as ever. - Full details

July 2013


DWDT Money Matters July 2013

With the long school holidays looming, families will be bracing themselves for extra expense at every turn. Childcare costs can soar for working parents and keeping youngsters entertained without spending a fortune is often a struggle. - Full details

May 2013

April 2013


Money Matters - April 2013

April marked the start of Government cuts to housing and Council Tax benefits, affecting thousands of low income households across the borough.

The changes will see many people facing expenses they’ve never had to consider before so Doncaster West Development Trust (DWDT) is offering practical tips for keeping on top of the extra costs. - Full details

February 2013

January 2013


DWDT Money Advice January 2013

Major changes to benefit entitlement and payments for people of working age come into force this April and more are due to follow. Doncaster West Development Trust, which runs free money management sessions across the borough, is raising awareness of how these far-reaching changes will affect you and your family. - Full details

December 2012


DWDT Money Advice - December 2012

Our latest money advice column designed to help you stretch your finances. Compiled by the Doncaster West Development Trust, which runs money management sessions across the borough, these savvy spending guides provide a host of tips and some surprising facts and figures. - Full details

October 2012


Get Ahead And Learn With Us

Beginners can gain IT knowledge plus a qualification thanks to a course launched at a Doncaster training centre - and they could list their new skills on a CV in as little as two weeks. - Full details

August 2012


Chairman's Report On 2011

2011 has been an extremely challenging year for the Trust. During the course of the year we were successful in securing new funding to continue our work in some key areas. At the same time we were successful in attracting new income streams which enabled us to work in new areas of support to individuals. - Full details

July 2012


Join the community hub and make an impact

DWDT has always worked closely with local people to make a positive difference to their communities. Teamwork can enhance social, economic and environmental conditions, leading to real improvements for families and neighbourhoods.
Encouraging change is the cornerstone of what we do and forging strong links with like-minded people often helps us to achieve it.
Now we’re offering people the chance to form those links online, use technology to champion their communities, reach their goals and tell us when they do. - Full details


Making a difference

Job-hunting, money worries and coping with illness were just some of the issues facing one Doncaster resident who contacted us for guidance. Now Jackie Queen has a good job, a regular income and a happier life after staff “worth their weight in gold” helped her through some difficult times. - Full details


Support Scheme Gets Results

Money to continue a scheme that helps people overcome drug and alcohol problems has been confirmed by a funding provider impressed with its results. - Full details

June 2012


Norah Goes National With Online Success

A local woman is in the national spotlight after learning computer skills and going online to lose weight - and she hopes her success at the age of 78 will motivate others to explore the internet. - Full details

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