The Winter Fuel Grant has been temporarily paused. As expected, demand for this was high. We expect an update next Monday.
The Covid Response Fund offers grants of up to £500 for eligible members who have suffered loss of income due to Covid. Apply here: www.unison.org.uk/covid-19-response-fund-2/
You can still get help for financial hardship due to unexpected circumstances. In an emergency we can usually sort something in 24 hours. Help with shopping bills is possible. We can refer you to local food bank network or apply for shopping vouchers. Contact branch for details of the above.
We can assist with debt. Our debtline is 0800 389 3302. Service details are here: www.payplan.com/unison/
UNISON Benefits Calculator: https://unison.entitledto.co.uk/home/start
We don’t just deal with the financial side of things. Our charity There For You provides a confidential service for members over the phone if you are experiencing personal difficulties, such as long-term illness, recovering from surgery, domestic violence or abuse.
Contact the branch or call: 020 7121 5620