There’s lots we can do to help.
Find out what support is on offer.
Council Tax Reduction Scheme
Council Tax Reduction is a local scheme designed to help people on low incomes pay their council tax.
Council Tax Reduction Hardship
Extra payments if Council Tax Reduction does not cover your full bill and you are struggling to pay the difference.
Council tax discount / exemption
Check if you are eligible to reduce your council tax bill. You may be entitled to a discount or exemption.
A means-tested benefit to help meet basic living costs, for working age people who are on low income or are out of work.
Extra money to help meet basic living and housing costs if you’re over state pension age and on a low income.
Help towards your rent if you have reached state pension age or you’re in supported, sheltered or temporary housing.
Household Support Fund
A small payments grant that supports vulnerable households to meet daily needs such as food, clothing, and utilities.
Discretionary Housing Payment
Extra payments if Universal Credit does not cover your full rent and you are struggling to pay the difference.
Entitledto provides a free online benefits calculator. Check you are claiming all the benefits and support available to you.
Emergency Welfare Resettlement Assistance
They provide residents with essential items of furniture, goods or clothing they need.
Emergency Welfare Crisis Assistance
They help to keep you and your family stay safe and well after a crisis, disaster or unexpected emergency.
Just Credit Union
Visit the Just Credit Union website to find out about low interest loans.
FAIRshare Credit Union
Visit the FAIRshare Credit Union website to find out about low interest loans.
Visit the Turn2Us website to search for charitable grants.
Visit the GOV.UK website to find out about budget loans (no interest).
Better homes loan
Improve your property and reduce your energy bills.
Visit the National Debtline website for advice and guidance on managing debt.
Step Change Debt Charity
Visit the Step Change Debt Charity website for advice and guidance on managing debt.
Citizens Advice Telford
Citizens Advice Telford run free, confidential debt advice sessions around the borough.
Visit the GOV.UK website for advice and guidance on managing debt.