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You might be interested in the following benefits information

Advice Southampton

Advice Southampton is designed to be the place to come if you need to know where to find advice in the city. We offer clear guidance on a range of needs and guide you to the organisation which can best help you.

Age UK Southampton

A local charity providing support and services to older people, and those who care for them, living in the City of Southampton.

Southampton Advice and Representation Centre Ltd

Southampton Advice & Representation Centre (SARC) is a registered charity with The advice Quality Standard Mark. Here at SARC we specialise in welfare benefits law and employment law. We offer a wide variety of support on these issues to residents of Southampton.

Southampton City Mission - Basics Bank

While we are a Christian Mission and want everyone to know about the love and opportunity that Jesus has for them, we are committed to providing this practical help and assistance of food and clothes with no strings attached. We serve anyone of any background, belief or outlook and are happy to do so.


‚ÄúNegotiating the benefits system can be a nightmare but Turn2us is a national charity to help people rightfully claim benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Information last updated 05 November 2015

National information


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.