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 Information and advice for Tameside residents 
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 Information and advice for 
 Tameside residents 
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Referral Tool - What's the problem?

I have debt

What are some options?

Debt advice: Advice & support including financial assessments, solutions, debt recovery options available to creditors, income maximisation, budgeting advice & Financial Statements.

Who can help: CA CAP

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:

Who can help: WR CA

Who can help?

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 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

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:

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 & Wed 9.30-12.30pm

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

We hope you have found this tool useful and would appreciate any feedback.

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