Other sources of help and advice

West Sussex Community Hub is on a link here  or ring 03302 227980

Community House often leave food outside to be collected by those who need it and offer a range of other services. Their website is  here and facebook  here  

Worthing Borough Council have a link where you can refer yourself for a various kinds of  help here  

Can you claim Universal Credit? https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit Phone: 0800 328 5644 Textphone: 0800 328 1344 NGT text relay – if you cannot hear or speak on the phone: 18001 then 0800 328 5644

Are you getting the right benefits  https://benefits-calculator-2.turn2us.org.uk/

Do you need housing benefit or council tax support? Adur & Worthing Council Tax & Housing Benefit Support https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/ benefits/benefits-explained/ Phone: Worthing – 01903 221062

On a low income? Got an emergency? This could help with living costs, rent, council tax, free prescriptions and/or school meals. For emergency expenses, there are one-off payments from the Social Fund or from a welfare assistance scheme To find out what help you can get if you are on a low income. Citizens Advice Low Income https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/help-if-on-a-low-income/ Phone: 03444 111 444 Also keep an eye out for the new emergency grant if you are self-isolating

Struggling with money? Money Junction One Stop Support Adur & Worthing https://onestopjunction.org.uk/money-support/ Phone: 01903 221400  Get an appointment with a member of their local team for help with maximising your income and reducing outgoings, checking benefit entitlements, comparing and switching household products e.g. gas and electric, and supporting people with creditors. Turn2Us This is their contact form – https://www.turn2us.org.uk/About-Us/Contact-us/Contact-us-form Not-for-profit credit union for people who live or work in Worthing. They give local people access to fair and affordable loans and savings accounts and also help members to manage their money. Boom Credit Union, Worthing Phone: 01903 237221, info@boomcu.com, 129 Montague Street, Worthing, BN11 3BP Cheaper way to stay in contact – SIM deal https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/11/mobile-tariff-job-seekers-unlimited-data–minutes-

Do you need advice and support with debt, household bills and understanding your rights? Citizens Advice are here for all of us and help with problems like managing debt or household bills, understanding rights at work or housing issues. They also provide specialist services in debt, homelessness and employment. Citizens Advice (Worthing) https://www.advicewestsussex.org.uk/worthing/ Monday – Thursday 9.30am- 4pm Worthing Town Hall Chapel Road, WORTHING, West Sussex, BN11 1HA Phone: 0344 477 1171

Worried about keeping your home warm this coming winter? Are you on the best energy tariff? Could you switch to a better one? Would you like some advice on how to reduce your energy bills?. West Sussex advice on helping with fuel bills https://www.westsussexenergy.co.uk/article/31490/Home-energy-advisor-service Phone: 0800 060 7567

Struggling to pay for your energy use? For friendly, helpful, home energy telephone support. Phone: 01903 737941

Affected by domestic abuse? Safe in Sussex https://www.safeinsussex.co.uk Helpline available Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm- Phone: 01903 896202 Out of hours – call the National Domestic Abuse 24-hour helpline 0808 2000 247 Looking for confidential advice and help? Phone:0330 333 7416

Affected by mental health problems? One in four people will be in that situation each year. For you, a friend or a family member of any age, help is available. West Sussex Mental Healthline is on 0300 5000 101. West Sussex Mind have a Worthing support hub on  01903 268107 or email pathfinder.worthing@westsussexmind.org You might also take a look here: https://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/coronavirus/mental-health-coronavirus Here is a very good booklet on children’s mental health – free to download . Samaritans  116 123  jo@samaritans.org. 

How schools can help with period poverty https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/period-products-in-schools-and-colleges/period-product-scheme-for-schools-and-colleges-in-england

Pregnant and on benefits. Child under four?  Apply for vouchers from healthy start to get food and milk.

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