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The Department of Work and Pensions is responsible for other parts of the social fund such as budgeting loans, alignment payments, sure start maternity grants, funeral payments, cold weather payments and winter fuel payments.
Citizens Advice – Benefitswww.citizensadvice.org.ukSelf help from Citizens Advice (formerly Adviceguide). Information on benefits and tax credits. Also information about council tax and housing costs, national insurance, payment of benefits and problems with benefits.
Age UK – money matterswww.ageuk.org.ukGuides and factsheets aimed at keeping you informed on information surrounding money matters. Guides are short and easy to digest giving a comprehensive overview of a subject. Factsheets are longer, more detailed and aimed at professionals.
Carers UKwww.carersuk.orgA national organisation that gives advice for carers on general matters around being a carer, and has information on different Welfare Benefits for those that care or the people they care for.
Contact Infot: 0808 808 7777
Suitable for: Carers and people being cared for
Disability Rights UKdisabilityrightsuk.orgInformation and factsheets on the benefits available for people with a disability.
Entitled towww.entitledto.co.ukEntitled To is a benefits calculator which members of the public can use to check which benefits they might be eligible for and how much. Use the benefits calculator to see what benefits you are entitled to. There are over 300 help pages providing in-depth information on benefit rules.
Gingerbreadgingerbread.org.ukGingerbread is a national organisation providing support for single parents. The Single Parent Helpline provides support on anything from dealing with a break-up, to going back to work or sorting out maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues. The helpline will talk through your options and will send you useful information. There are also factsheets on money and benefits, work and family issues.
Contact Infot: 0808 802 0925
Suitable for: Single parent families
Government website with information about all benefits, including tax credits, eligibility and appeals.
Independent Agewww.independentage.orgA national charity which provides a national advice service for older people their families and carers focusing on:
- social care - getting help at home, moving into a care home, home adaptations, telecare, getting a care assessment, aids to independent living
- welfare benefits - Attendance Allowance, Pension Credit etc
- befriending services and other social support.
Address18 Avonmore Road London W14 8RR
Contact Infot: 0800 319 6789 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suitable for: older people, their families and carers
Maternity Actionwww.maternityaction.org.ukMaternity Action, offers information to parents about their rights at work and information about benefits; they can also advise employers about managing pregnant women and new parents. The website has a range of factsheets and some are availing in the following languages: Spanish, Polish and Portuguese.
Contact Infot: 0845 600 8533
Suitable for: Parents and parents-to-be