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Discretionary Crisis Fund - help for people in crisis

In certain circumstances you may be able to access help from the Discretionary Crisis Fund.


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Discretionary Housing Payment - additional help with housing costs 

You may be entitled to help with your housing costs through a Discretionary Housing Payment or a bond for your rent deposit.  


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Universal Credit

Find out what changes may affect you and how to make sure you're ready.


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Benefit Cap

Find out how this limits the total amount of benefit each household receives.


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Benefit changes - welfare reform

Find out about benefit changes and if they affect you.


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Getting help

​​​​​​​​Benefits, employment, housing and money advice.


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Make the most of your money

How you can make the most of your money.


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Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Disability Living Allowance has changed for working aged people. Find out how this may affect you and how to prepare.


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Blue badge parking permit

Parking concessions for disabled people.


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Disabled students allowance

Help for students with disabilities.


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Help with childcare costs

Information on applying for tax credits, childcare vouchers and more. 


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Free school meals

School pupils may be able to get free school meals.


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School travel expenses

Help with the cost of school travel expenses.


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Forms for benefits, discounts and exemptions

Find the relevant form to make a claim.


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PAY BY DIRECT DEBIT

Pay by direct debit

Pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit. It takes about 5 minutes to set up and you only need your account number and sort code ready when you ring.

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