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Benefits &

money advice

For housing and other welfare benefits claimants, the government has recently made some changes particularly for working age benefits. If you think you might be affected by these benefits changes, we can offer you support and advice. Please contact Fatima Begum on 020 8985 1124

If you are having financial difficulties

  • You can use a benefits calculator to check you’re claiming everything you are entitled to.


  • Contact your local council. You may be able to claim a Discretionary Housing Payment or get help from the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme.


Helpful tools

Benefits calculator

Find out which benefits you could be entitled to and how much you could claim.

Budget planner

Try the Money Advice Service’s budget planner tool to see how much you are spending and where you could make savings

Government benefit resources

You can find helpful information about government benefits on the website.

Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau also offers free, confidential and impartial advice on dealing with debt and budgeting. For more information, visit or call 0344 411 1444.

Debt advice

If you're worried about debt, make sure you get help. Contact StepChange for free, impartial advice. Call free on 0800 138 1111 or get advice online.

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The credit union offers ethical community-focused banking services which can be a lifeline for anyone who struggles to access mainstream financial services. 

For more information speak to the LCCU on Tel. 0207 729 9218 or visit their website

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