Benefits and entitlements
Find out if you qualify for certain benefits and grants, especially if you're on a low income or have been made redundant.
Council benefits and entitlements
Local welfare assistance
Local welfare assistance is an emergency financial payment and has replaced Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans from 1 April 2013. The fund is there to help people to try to maintain an independent life or for those facing an immediate financial crisis.
Housing benefit and council tax support
Housing benefit helps people on a low income to pay their rent. Council tax support is a discount that helps people on low income to pay their council tax.
Calculate how much housing benefit and/or council tax support you may be entitled to.
Community benefits team – benefits advice line
The community benefits team provides general advice about benefit entitlements.
Grants and financial assistance
Education - financial assistance
Financial assistance for school aged-children, 16-19s and university students including free school meals, travel to school, and Education Maintenance Allowance.