Emergency Assistance

If you require emergency financial assistance there are a number of options open to you, depending on your individual situation. This page provides more details on these, but you may also want to read our dedicated section if your benefits have not been paid for any reason.

What help can I get?

Below are some of the options open to anyone seeking emergency financial assistance….

Hardship Payments
Short-Term Advance Payments
Budgeting Loans
Local Welfare Assistance
Food Banks

Charities

Below is a list of Charities that can help in times of financial hardship

Housing

Shelter
Crisis
Homeless Link
Emmaus
Mungos
Barnardos

Debt

MyMoneySteps
StepChange
National Debtline
Debt Support Trust
Debt Advice Foundation
The Money Charity

Mental health

Mind
The Samaratians
Rethink
Heads Together
Mental Health Foundation
Sane
Young Minds

Local Council

Your local council maybe able to help in times of emergency, for example, if you have been injured or you have a disability. They can also help carer’s.

You may also want to seek their help if you have experienced a fire, flooding, or domestic violence.

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