Families may be entitled to a number of benefits and tax credits but they may need support and advice with the application process. There have been significant changes to the current benefit and tax credit systems and professionals need to know where to signpost families for help and support.
Another important avenue to accessing support regarding finances is from social work (known as a Section 23 assessment).
Many families miss out on benefits because the application processes can be complex and time consuming. For this reason, it may be beneficial to start looking at the different types of funding with the support of a voluntary organisation.
The different sources of financial support include:
Advice and support can be found at the following:
Useful web sites: