Help and support

I'm having financial difficulties

If you are having financial difficulties we may be able to help you. Please find information below.

  1. I would like advice on benefits

    If you need information about Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support, visit our benefits page.

    You can also find information on Universal Credit.

  2. I need debt advice

    If you need debt advice you can find helpful information from:

    The Money Advice Service

    StepChange 

  3. I need housing advice

    If you can’t afford your rent and need advice on housing you can find more information on our housing page.

  4. I would like to know more about discretionary payments

    If you already receive Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support and are struggling with your rent or Council Tax bill, you can apply for additional support. Find out more on our application page.

  5. I've been refused benefits

    If you have been refused Housing Benefit that you feel you are entitled to you, visit our appeal page.

  6. I would like a food parcel

    Vouchers and grants are available from Somerset Local Assistance Scheme and more information can be found on UK Bill Help.

    This scheme is only for residents on a low income and that do not have any money and have sought help into a budgeting loan, help from their friend or family or short term benefits advances before applying to the local scheme.

    You can apply for the scheme at the Citizens Advice Bureau at:

    40 – 42 Hendford,

    Yeovil,

    BA20 1UW

    Or call: 01935 421167

  7. I need help with basic household essentials

    Vouchers and grants are available from Somerset Local Assistance Scheme and more information can be found on UK Bill Help.

    This scheme is only for residents on a low income and that do not have any money and have sought help into a budgeting loan, help from their friend or family or short term benefits advances before applying to the local scheme.

    You can apply for the scheme at the Citizens Advice Bureau at:

    40 – 42 Hendford,

    Yeovil,

    BA20 1UW

    Or call: 01935 421167

  8. I need a community loan

    For more information on Credit unions, which is a community loan provider, go to Wyverns or Credit Unions website.

  9. I would like discounted leisure and sports

    If discounted leisure and sports would help you, visit our Passport to Leisure page for more information.  

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