#UNISON Winter Fuel Grant Update

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UNISON Welfare…

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

Christmas Welfare Assistance for UNISON members

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Please contact the Branch Welfare Officer if you know of any members, serving or retired, who are likely to suffer hardship or emotional stress over the Christmas period.

Mark any mail as ‘confidential’ and contact us by Tuesday November 28th.

We are currently considering which cases we can put forward to the regional Christmas welfare fund.

Regards,

Chris Burrow

Education Convenor, Pensions Champ, Branch Welfare Officer

UNISON

Coventry City Branch

chris.burrow@unisoncoventry.co.uk

tel. 02476 550829

Direct line: 02476 521126

Mobile: 07535 526034

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