Maximise Your Income


There's lots of resources out there to make applying for benefits simpler and to make sure you get all you're entitled to. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need guidance.


Easy to find advice on hundreds of topics. Universal Credit, PIP, benefits calculators.

Easy to use benefits calculator. 

Check to find out which welfare benefits you may be entitled to.

Are you missing out on help? Use this simple benefits calculator to find out. 

Need help completing forms? Not sure how to apply?

Citizens Advice run a dedicated help to claim telephone line


Benefits Changes 2020 Timetable

Turn 2 Us has an up to date timetable of benefits changes across the UK and changes specifically related to Coronavirus - whether you have been made redundant, furloughed, shielding or are self employed.

You can also use their website to find a local benefits adviser.

Universal Credit

Due to Coronavirus, the government have made a number of changes to Universal Credit including:
  • Increasing the monthly standard rate
  • Removing the 'minimum income floor'
  • Increasing the allowance for private renters.
Visit here to find out if you are eligible, what you are entitled to and how to apply.

Shropshire Council Help


Build Your Employment Skills

The Building Better Opportunities programme helps those furthest away from employment gain the skills and experience they need to get into work.


If you are over 19+ you may be eligible for help gaining skills to get you into work.

Visit website 

Online resources and a free advice service, providing info on a range of employment and career matters including:
  • CV, cover letter, applications, interviews
  • Education and developing skills
  • Redundancy, furlough and career changes
0800 100 900 
8AM - 10PM everyday
Free online courses for anyone over the age of 19, with a  certificate of completion at the end. They have a wide range of courses including: 
  • Maths
  • English
  • Computers
  • Teaching assistant
  • Social care
Free courses in:
  • IT skills
  • Digital marketing
  • Coding (Python) 
Either online or in person - the cost of travel to the centre is covered for anyone who is unemployed.
01902 509 209