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Organisations that provide advice and information on benefits

Billions of pounds of means-tested benefits go unclaimed every year. Understanding what you are entitled to and making a claim can seem complicated, but there are organisations that can help you.

For a useful overview of the various benefits available, who can claim them and how to apply you can visit the Benefits pages on the Gov.uk website (opens new window)

If you have a social worker or care manager, they may give you advice on benefits that you should be claiming, and may be able to help you to fill in the forms. 

A number of local and national organisations can also help with advice on benefits whatever your circumstances. 

Age Cymru West Glamorgan

Help and advice for older people in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend

Barnardo's BAYS+ Youth Homeless Service

Support young people aged 16 - 21 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with general advice, housing, discrimination and benefits.

British Red Cross

We help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world, get the support they need if crisis strikes.

Citizens Advice Swansea / Neath Port Talbot

Provide free, confidential and impartial advice on a wide range of issues for example, debt, benefits, housing and employment.

Debt Advice Foundation

Free, confidential advice and tools to help people understand and manage their money.

Family Fund

Help for families with children with disabilities.

Kin Cymru

Provide help parents of children with special needs/disabilities to claim benefits they are entitled to.

Maggie's Swansea

If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, Maggie's Swansea can help.

Mental Health and Money Advice

Helping you understand, manage and improve your mental health and money issues.

MoneySavingExpert.com

The MoneySavingExpert.com website is dedicated to cutting your bills and fighting your corner with journalistic research and online tools.

National Debtline

Free debt advice online or over the phone.

PayPlan

Free online and telephone debt help and advice.

Shelter Cymru

Shelter Cymru provide free, independent, confidential advice on housing and debt.

StepChange Debt Charity

Free debt advice online or over the phone. Also offers money advice.

Swansea Carers Centre

Swansea Carers Centre provides support and information to carers across Swansea by providing welfare benefit advice; access to grants and special funds; a counselling service; respite care; employment support; have dedicated parent carer, young adult carer, male carer and dementia services.

The Money Charity

Provide education, information, advice and guidance to people of all ages, helping them to manage their money well and increase their financial wellbeing.

Turn2us

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services - online, by telephone.

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Last modified on 13 July 2022