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.
Need help completing forms? Not sure how to apply?
Citizens Advice run a dedicated help to claim telephone line
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
Shropshire Council has a number of schemes which can help people on low income or in a difficult financial situation, don't hesitate to reach out to them:
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.
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