Benefits and concessions
The UK Government is changing the welfare benefit system to try to make it simpler, reduce dependency on benefits and encourage people into work.
The Welfare Fund
Help for people in crisis situations - The Welfare Fund will provide Crisis Grants to people in the event of one-off emergency situations, and Community Care Grants to people who need help to remain living independently in their homes. This help may be financial or by providing furniture or appliances.
If you are in crisis and have an immediate and severe need, call 0300 555 0265. Calling us on an 03 number will cost the same as a call to a standard landline number starting with 01 and 02. They are also included in most inclusive call packages.