Other local and national sources of benefit information and advice

Other local and national sources of benefit information and advice

Age UK


Age UK offer information and advice on issues affecting older people, carers, and disabled over 55 years of age. Call their helpline on 0800 055 6112 or go online to find what is available and where to find your local Age UK office  https://www.ageuk.org.uk/services/in-your-area/  or  https://www.ageuk.org.uk/ .


Carers UK


20 Great Dover Street



Tel: 020 7378 4999

Email: info@carersuk.org



Carers UK Advice Line: 0808 808 7777

Opening hours: Wed and Thurs 10am – 12 noon and 2pm – 4pm.


Carers UK is a membership organisation of carers that campaigns to improve services and support for carers.  They have produced a range of information sheets and leaflets about benefits and money matters


Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice can offer general advice and casework advice on welfare, benefits, debt and employment, go online to see what information and advice is available and where local offices and pop-in centres are located:  https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/  . Contact offices to make appointments and to check accessibility.


Council Tax Advice


Council Tax Advice is available from your local authority. To check your eligibility for any concessions on paying your Council Tax visit your local authority website or contact their Customer Services. Contacts for residents of Bournemouth, Poole, and Dorset are:


Bournemouth: Enquiries 01202 451597, email: https://online.bournemouth.gov.uk/services/contactus/        https://bournemouth.gov.uk/CouncilTax/CouncilTax.aspx


Dorset & Poole: Enquiries: 0345 034 4569, email: svpp@poole.gov.uk  http://archive.poole.gov.uk/benefits-and-council-tax/council-tax/



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