Benefits are available to help people maintain their independence, and there are various schemes you can access to help support you. The following sources can be used to find out more information. 

You can also click on the links on the right or search our Community Directory for groups that provide information about benefits.

Find Support and Advice

For information about benefits, including when and how they are paid, as well as benefit calculators and information on benefits fraud, visit the GOV.UK website.

You can also use these links to find out about specific benefits:


Entitledto help people determine what they can claim from national and local government via their self serve calculators. They can help you to make sure you get the financial support you are entitled to.

entitledto provide a reliable estimate of benefit entitlements based on their in depth knowledge of the UK's social security system. Using the online benefits calculators, you can determine whether you are receiving the right amount of money into your benefit claims. They can also support you to understand what your position would be as government welfare changes take effect.

To find out more, visit the entitledto website.


Turn2us has information on –

  • income related benefits
  • tax credits
  • council tax reduction
  • carer’s allowance
  • universal credit
  • how your benefits are affected if you start work or change your working hours

Access the Turn2us website to find out more.