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Benefits

Citizen’s Advice Bureau Guides

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau is a charity that provides practical and legal advice to people in difficulties.

Guide to benefits and tax credits.

Guide on what to do if you have a problem claiming benefits or tax credits.

 

Government Guides

The government runs a website which provides a lot of information about the law.

Guide to see if you may be entitled to benefits.

Guide on what to do if you think a benefit decision was wrong.

Guide to social security and child support tribunal appeals.

Guide to social care policy.

Guide to whether or not you are eligible for a bereavement payment.

Guide to whether or not you are eligible for help with funeral payments.

 

Shelter

Shelter is a housing and homelessness charity which aims to help people find appropriate accommodation.

Guide to applying for benefits.

 

Entitledto

Entitledto provides a benefits calculator to work out if there are any benefits to which you are entitled.

 

Turn2us

Turn2us is a charity that helps people in financial need access help.

 

National Health Service

The National Health Service provides information about health and NHS services.

Guide to funding your social care needs.

 

Benefits and Work 

A company that provides some free advice on benefits that are available to people in work.

 

Age UK

Age UK is a charity that supports older people.

Guide to money matters and benefits for older people.

 

Independent Age

Independent Age is a charity that provides older people with advice, befriending and campaigning.

 

Carers Trust

The Carers Trust is a charity that works to improve support, services and recognition for unpaid carers.

 

First Stop Care Advice

A free advice and information service for older people, their families and carers.

 

DIAL Network – part of SCOPE

Local disability information and advice.


Pensions

Government Guides

The government runs a website which provides a lot of information about the law.

Guide to tracing a lost pension.

Guide to pension credit and a pension credit calculator.

 

The Pensions Advisory Service

The Pensions Advisory Service is a government organisation that provides free help with tracking pensions, pension forecasts and general help with all types of pensions and pension complaints.

 

Age UK

Age UK is a charity that supports older people.

Guide to the state pension.


Legal Advice and Guides

Government Guides

The government runs a website which provides a lot of information about the law.

Guide to whether or not you may be eligible for legal aid.

 

Citizen’s Advice Bureau

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau is a charity that provides practical and legal advice to people in difficulties.

 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission

The EHRC is a government funded organisation dedicated to promoting and upholding equal rights.

 

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

 A government department providing useful advice for businesses.

 

Rights of Women

A voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights.

 

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

HMRC is the government body responsible to assessing and collecting tax of all types. HMRC provides useful guides on all aspects of taxation.

The Health and Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Executive is a government funded organisation dedicated to enforcing health and safety legislation and promoting health and safety. Their website has useful guides about health and safety.

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

The Information Commissioner’s Office is a government funded organisation dedicated to enforcing the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts and educating people about data protection and freedom of information. Their website has lots of useful guides about your rights and responsibilities under the legislation.


Court process and Court forms

Online small claims service.

Information about Court processes in England and Wales.

Court form finder.


Motoring

Government Guides

The government runs a website which provides a lot of information about the law.

Guide to motoring law, motoring offences and penalties.

Report a pothole.

 

Potholes.co.uk

Information on potholes and claims you may have.


Finding a solicitor or barrister

The Law Society

The Law Society is the membership organisation for solicitors.  They can help you find a local solicitor.

 

The Bar Council

The Bar Council is the membership organisation for barristers. They can help you find a local barrister.

 

Stobart Barristers

A panel of barristers working directly with the public (other barristers may also work directly with the public).

 


Identity theft/fraud


The UK Fraud Prevention Service.

Police advice on tackling identity fraud.


 

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