You may be able to boost your income by applying for benefits, if you are entitled to them. Claiming some benefits can automatically refer you for other payments and support such as Winter Fuel Payments, Warm Home Discount, and extra Cost of Living Payments, it is worth checking what support you can get.
Benefits such as Pension Credit and Universal Credit are underclaimed, with many households missing out on thousands of pounds per year.
You can check your entitlement to benefits using an online calculator using the link below:
Or contact your local Citizens Advice to speak to an adviser.
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction are benefits we administer as a local council.
If you are a resident within one of our districts, and you would like to make a claim for either, please visit the benefits section of our website.
If you already receive Housing Benefit or Universal Credit housing element, and you are struggling to pay your rent, you may be able to apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment.
Check your grant entitlement
If you are unable to afford essentials, you may be able to apply for support via the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme:
If you are a tenant (in Council or social housing, or private) and you are struggling with housing costs, you may be able to apply for a grant, paid to you from the Household Support Fund.
If you need assistance to afford adaptations to your property - as a result of your health condition(s), or because your property is in a serious state of disrepair - you may be eligible for a grant from our Private Sector Housing Team.
You can also search for charitable and educational grants via Turn2us.