Benefits and other support
Benefits and other support
There are many different types of benefit. If you have a disability or a long-term health condition, or if you're a carer, there are specific benefits that you might be able to get to help. There have been some big changes to benefits recently, and some that are still happening, such as the introduction of Universal Credit.
Find out more online on the GOV.UK website or by visiting an advice website like Adviceguide from the Citizens Advice Bureau. If you need some help, the Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS) is a good place to start. There are other types of support you might be able to get if you need it, like budgeting loans or community care grants.
9 Records in Benefits and other support filtered by Client group "low income".
Charity Search, 25 Portview Road, Avonmouth Bristol, BS11 9LD
Telephone: 0117 982 4060
Description: Charity Search provides a free service that helps older people in financial need find the support that may be available to them from a variety of charitable sources.
Cold Weather Payments
Description: Cold Weather Payments are intended to help towards extra heating costs during very cold weather.
Community Care Grants
Telephone: 0800 952 0091
Description: Since 1 April 2013 Community Care Grants have no longer been available from the government's Social Fund, but there is an alternative from the council.
EDF Energy Trust
FREEPOST EDF Energy Trust
Telephone: 01733 421060
Description: This Trust provides grants and financial support to current domestic account customers of EDF Energy.
Housing benefit and Council Tax Reduction
Telephone: 020 8871 8081
Description: These benefits are paid to help people on low incomes with rent and council tax payments.
18 Avonmore Road, London, W14 8RR
Telephone: Freephone line on 0800 319 6789 - Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Weekends and bank holidays 9am to 5pm
Description: Older people’s charity, Independent Age provides free information and advice for older people and their families on care and support, money and benefits and health and mobility, along with friendship services to relieve loneliness.
NHS Low Income Scheme
Telephone: 0300 330 1343 (Low Income Scheme helpline)
Description: If you have a low income, you may be able to get help with NHS costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS).
Thames Water Customer Assistance Fund
Thames Water Customer Assistance Fund / Trust Fund, FREEPOST RSAJ-BXEA-LKLT, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1TJ
Telephone: 0800 111 4680
Description: This fund helps people who are experiencing financial hardship and are in debt to Thames Water.
The Social Fund
Description: The Social Fund is a Government scheme to help people on low incomes with costs that are difficult to afford.