Struggling to make ends meet?
Signposts to council services and partner organisations that can help if you're struggling to make ends meet or are in crisis.
We've helped our residents claim over £11 million in additional benefits in the past year through our benefits maximisation service.
Get help with rent or Council Tax
If you're unemployed or on a low income you may be eligible to receive Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support or a discretionary housing payment.
Free school meals
Your family could save over £400 per year and your child's school can receive up to £1,090 additional funding. Find out if you're eligible and apply.
2 child limit
New rules for Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit and Universal Credit mean that families with 2 or more children won't get extra benefit for children born on or after 6th April 2017 unless special circumstances apply. For advice call 0800 028 3697 or request a referral online.
We have provision in place to keep people off the streets 24/7 and services to help them turn their lives around.
If it's happening to you or someone you know call Women's Aid 24 hour helpline on 0808 2000 247 or Men's Advice line on 0808 801 0327.
Your local Citizens Advice can help you deal with debt. Book an appointment with the city centre money advice team or your local office on 0300 330 1196.
Can't pay your Council Tax?
Call 0800 028 3686 if you're having trouble paying your Council Tax, have arrears, are struggling to pay back overpaid Housing Benefit or owe other debts to the council.
The Healthy Homes team provide free help and advice to local people who are struggling to pay their energy bills and heat their homes.
UC is a big change from any benefits or tax credits you may get now, and you'll need to be ready to manage your claim differently.
A directory of local care and support services, information and activities for the Liverpool City Region (LCR).
If you're struggling to make ends meet
The Mayoral Hardship Fund and Liverpool Citizens Support Scheme may be able to help if you need money to buy food, sanitary products and essential items for children, essential clothing or if you need white goods, furniture or help to set up home after suffering an emergency or crisis.