Help and support with unemployment or money worries

The economic impact of the Coronavirus is going to be very significant; and it is already making life really hard for some people. We know that having access to information and guidance is both important and reassuring, so we have provided this page with links to organisations who can help.

If you, or someone you know, are concerned about anything to do with employment, unemployment or money, please use the links below:

Guidance and support from the Government

Guidance and support is available on many important things during the pandemic, including employment, financial support and money.

Citizens Advice Bureau – Independent advice on most issues

Their homepage will tell you how to access phone or web-chat advice, as well has how to contact your Local Citizens Advice service.

Help to Claim Universal Credit

  • 0800 144 8 444
  • Textphone: 18001 0800 144 8 444

The Help to Claim service can support you in the early stages of your Universal Credit claim, from the application, through to your first payment.

Help to Claim is a dedicated service from Citizens Advice. It’s free, independent, confidential and impartial.

You can also chat online with a trained adviser.

Practical support and courses from CAP

CAP is national Christian charity, which has several partner churches in our local area. Services include support with money management, finding a job and life skills.

You can find out more about how they can help by visiting their website and entering your postcode.

Or you can call them direct for a chat on 0800 328 0006. They will be pleased to hear from you and keen to help.