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Useful Links

Advice websites

Action for Blind People: Useful resources about benefits & visual impairment

Advicekit: Manchester City Council's innovative on-line advice service

Advicenow: Accessible information about a wide range of legal rights

Age Concern England: Advice factsheets

Age Concern and Help the Aged Scotland: Advice factsheets

Benefits in Mind: Neath Mind's excellent site about benefits and mental health

Carers UK: Information about benefits and carers' rights

Citizens Advice Adviceguide: Information about a wide range of rights

Citizens Advice Scotland Adviceguide with information about a wide range of rights

Community Legal Advice: Leaflets about a range of legal rights

Consumer Direct: Consumer rights advice

Coventry Law Centre: Employment rights leaflets (also about other subjects)

Care To Learn: Help with childcare costs for young parents aged 16+ who are in learning

DIAL UK: Factsheets on various issues

DirectGov: Benefits, tax credits and other information

DirectGov: Make online claims for benefits

EMA Direct:Education Maintenance Allowance information

Govan Law Centre: Excellent Scots law resources about housing, employment, debt, benefits, etc

Greater Manchester Low Pay Unit: Factsheets about employment rights

Healthy Start: Advice about what it is and who qualifies

Immigration Advisory Service Information and help on Immigration matters

Independent Review Service: Social Fund reviews and related matters

Leasehold Advisory Service: Legal rights of residential leaseholders (e.g.service charges)

LHA Direct: Local Housing Allowances for each local authority/Broad Rental Market Area

Mencap: Benefit factsheets

The Money Advice Service: Help you manage your money better using various calculators and tools

Multikulti: Rights leaflets in thirteen languages

National Debtline: Useful factsheets and self help packs

Northern Ireland Law Centre: Northern Ireland social welfare law resources

Say no to 0870: Geographical equivalents for 0870 and 0800 numbers, useful for mobile phone calls to DWP & HMRC

Shelternet: Housing advice

Veterans Agency: Information about War Pensions, etc

Welfare Rights (Dumfries) Helpful and informative charity offering help and on-line advice

Benefit Claim forms

DWP: and other claim forms on-line

HM Revenue and Customs: On-line claim form for Tax Credits

The Pension Service: With Pension Credit and Retirement Pension claim forms on line

Some local authority welfare rights websites with useful resources

(There are many, here are a few)


Check here to see if your local council provide welfare rights advice?

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