Benefits, Money & Housing
- Location: Age UK Islington
- Price: Free
Please note, this service is not available outside Age UK Islington - Head Office's catchment area.
Access guidance about benefits, managing debts, how to keep warm and make your money go further. Get help with housing, from how to report repairs to housing adaptions and assisted living options.
Understanding how to apply for benefits
Age UK Islington is accredited to provide information and advice. We can help you to understand what you need to know to apply for benefits and to let you know where to get specialist support for different benefits. We can also help you to connect to advocacy services that can represent your views in the event of an appeal.
Support applying for benefits
We can help you to get supporting documents together to apply for benefits and to complete forms if writing or technology is difficult for you. We also can help you to work out how to get to an appointment or alternative ways to access the appointment if you have mobility issues. You can also contact us for any additional needs, e.g. getting a translator or sign language services.
Help with utilities & grants
We can help with identifying utility or council tax discounts that you might be eligible for and winter warmth grants that you can potentially apply for. In the event of financial hardship, we can also identify potential ways of getting help including emergency food support.
Housing options, adaptations & repairs
Get help with housing, from how to report repairs to how to get housing adaptions or how to get a housing transfer. We can also help you to explore sheltered housing or assisted living options and manage a move. Contact us for information about support available or for guidance choosing paid-for suppliers to improve your home energy efficiency, security or safety.