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Camden

Benefits

You might be interested in the following benefits information

Benefits Service (Camden Council)

Face to face service at Contact Camden reception point at 5 Pancras Square N1C 4AG. Postal address is Camden Town Hall, Judd Street WC1H 8NG

Disability Law Service

Telephone and written legal advice service for disabled people. Visits by appointment only. Legal advisory service for disabled people, their families, carers and enablers and training and consultancy for other organisations. Covers legal areas of employment, community care, discrimination, benefits. Wide range of factsheets available to download from the website in accessible formats.

Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre

Neighbourhood centre run by the local community, providing advice to local individuals (particularly on local housing, planning and welfare benefits), and providing resources and meeting space for locally based groups. Also provides services for older people. Publishes quarterly community newspaper, Fitzrovia News.

Latin American Women's Rights Service

Free advice and information for Latin American women on welfare rights, housing, money, debt and domestic violence. Counselling service by qualified therapists. Psychological support for Latin American children. Volunteering project to introduce women to working in the UK. Business start-up workshops. ESOL classes. Does not deal with immigration issues. By appointment, telephone: 020 7336 0888 or email: lawrs@lawrs.org.uk. Aimed at people in Camden. Languages, Spanish and Portuguese. Mon - Fri 10am-1pm, 2-5pm. (appt.)

London Irish Centre Advice and Outreach Service

Information, one-off advice, and casework are offered in relation to welfare benefits, housing, priority debt, access to healthcare and supported accommodation, returning to/moving from Ireland, Irish state pensions, and Irish passport and birth certificate applications.

SPARC

Provides advice and support to refugees and asylum seekers on issues including health access, housing, welfare benefits, education, training and employment. Drop-in sessions provide social space and activities. Also runs time-banking, volunteering and co-production activities where users are supported in producing their own activities

Thames Reach Spectrum Centre

Offers a comprehensive range of services and structured sessions that can support people on harm reduction techniques, relapse prevention, housing advice and benefits, health issues and access to education, employment and training.

Welfare Rights Team (Hostels and Pathways Adviser) (Camden Council)

Provides welfare rights advice and casework to vulnerable Camden Council hostel residents with complex benefits cases in order to maximise income and prevent tenancy breakdown. Also benefits awareness promotion and training for hostel staff, enabling them to assist residents effectively with simple benefits queries.

Information last updated 22 November 2016

National information

Advicelocal

Your local guide to help with benefits, work, money, housing problems and more. Enter your postcode and a topic to find helpful information.

Benefits checker

If you need a review of your or a family member’s eligibility for benefits you can use an online benefit calculator. These are free to use and anonymous.

Carers and Disability benefits

In this section of the GOV.UK site you will find information on eligibility, rates and claiming for those with a disability. If you are a carer you will find details of benefits available to you.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provides fact sheets, answers to questions and information on benefits and tax credits for all ages. Included on this site is information for people coming from abroad.

Claiming benefits

Find information on your entitlement to benefits. Find details of benefits for carers, jobseekers, families, those with a disability, help with housing and tax credits.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a benefit for people who are on low incomes or out of work. Find out about the benefit and how to claim.