Money, debt & benefits advice
15th August 2022
Benefits support residents in our borough on low incomes and those with specific needs. This can range from benefits for people who need regular care or attention because of disabilities to unemployment benefits.
If you are not already claiming any benefits, you might qualify for Universal Credit. You can get advice if you are unsure whether you should be claiming, or whether Universal Credit will be right for you.
If you are already receiving benefits, it is worth checking if you are receiving the correct amount.
Free money, debt and benefits support at Advice Hubs
The Council has rolled out of three advice hubs at community centres in Greenwich Peninsula, Eltham and Glyndon that will offer residents the chance to get free face-to-face welfare benefits and debt advice, at weekly drop-in sessions.
This is on top of additional advice hubs and centres already on offer.
Debt Free London
Get 24/7 confidential support and advice from Debt Free London. They offer services around debt, saving and budgeting.
Whether you need advice on rent arrears, council tax, utility bills, credit cards or loan debt, advisors will be on hand night or day.
Charitable grants through Turn2Us
The registered charity helps people living in poverty in the UK. Turn2us also provides information and support allowing residents to find grants they may be entitled to.
Charitable grants do not have to be paid back. Many charitable funds will help people who have No Recourse to Public Funds – and cannot claim welfare benefits.
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