Advice and benefits

  • Changes to benefits

    A major programme of welfare reform has changed how benefits are managed. If you claim benefits you could be affected.

  • Council tax reduction

    Council Tax Reduction is a local scheme, administered by us to help people on low incomes to pay their rent and Council Tax.

  • Other benefits and grants

    General overview of other relevent benefits.

  • Housing related benefits

    Housing Benefit is a national welfare benefit, administered by us to help people on low incomes to pay their rent and Council Tax

  • Local support payments

    If you live in the borough and you need help because of an emergency or a crisis, you may be entitled to a Local Support Payment (LSP)

  • Health and social care

    IAdult social care support available to residents (via PeopleFirst) and other services.

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