Help with Universal Credit
If you are applying for Universal Credit, Citizens Advice can help with the early stages of your claim.
Help claiming benefits
You can request a support visit from a DWP officer if you need help to claim benefits. Find out how to do this here.
You can search for charitable grants you may be eligible for here. If you decide to apply for something the charity should advise you on how to apply and what you may need. You can find more help and information about grants and the application process here.
Find an adviser
The Turn2Us Find an Adviser tool allows you to search for local advice and information on benefits, housing, and jobs.
Talk to your local council about income maximisation services
Some councils offer services to help people discuss ways to increase their income and help with applications. The services available may vary depending on your location. Find you local council here.
Speak to your energy supplier about grants and schemes
Your energy supplier should be able to advise you on any grants and schemes they currently have available. You can find more general information on what you could apply for here.
If you feel you would need support making an application it’s worth talking to your supplier to see what they can do to help.
Charis grants is a company which manages funds and grants on behalf of suppliers. You can find which schemes are currently available on their website, and apply through them.