Your Money Matters 
 Information and advice for Tameside residents 
 Welfare Reform in 
 Tameside 

 Information and advice for 
 Tameside residents 
 Welfare 
 Reform in 
 Tameside 

Referral Tool - What's the problem?

My money doesn't stretch far enough

What are some options?

Budgeting: Advice and support to manage the money you have more effectively.

Who can help: CAP

Benefit check: A benefit check can ensure you are receiving your maximum entitlement and you can receive help to claim benefits. If you’re pregnant or have a child under four years old you can also ask the advisor about healthy start vouchers: www.healthystart.nhs.uk

Self-check online: benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk

Who can help: CA LC

Energy advice: If you’re struggling to pay your energy bills you may be able to get support to reduce your bills, apply for a warm home discount, or access other grants.

Who can help: GW

Discretionary Housing Payment: Payments may be awarded when the Council considers that you need further financial assistance to meet your housing costs. You must already be in receipt of any amount of either Housing Benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit.

For full eligibility go to: www.tameside.gov.uk/Benefits/Discretionary-Housing-Payments

Who can help: WR CA

Who can help?

Free debt and budgeting help from a friendly team run through local churches. We help you to find the best route out of debt, work out a budget for you, and walk with you every step of the way. We support anyone regardless of their religion.

Tel: 0800 328 0006 - Mon-Fri 9-5pm

www.capuk.org

Free, confidential advice on welfare benefits, financial capability, immigration & residency issues, human rights, family & personal issues. We offer specialist services in debt, housing and employment. We can provide support to complete benefit application forms.

Tel: 0808 278 7805 - For universal credit support: 0800 144 8 444

Textphone: 03444 111 445 - Mon-Fri 9-5pm

Free, independent advice including benefit checks, support completing application forms for disability benefits, and appeals on benefit decisions and sanctions. We also offer employment legal advice, legal advice for those experiencing homelessness, and those at risk of losing their homes.

Tel: 0161 769 2244 - Mon-Fri 10-3pm

Groundwork provide Information on energy saving measures, grants or discount advice, we can support to make contact with energy providers and some support to access replacement whitegoods (where eligible).

Tel: 0800 090 3638 (Mon-Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-4)

Online referral form: http://ow.ly/QcZ950DMIyO

We offer free specialist advice and support to Tameside residents on welfare benefits issues, including challenging benefit decisions and providing representation at appeal tribunals. Our debt advice service assists those residents who are facing eviction by a social landlord or mortgage lender.

Welfare Rights Advice Line: 0800 074 9985 - Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30pm

Debt advice: 0161 342 3494 - Mon-Fri 9-4pm

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