Camden Advice NetworkCamden Advice Network is made up of a number of organisations in Camden that offer the following specialist advice:
- Advice and advocacy for older people
- Advice and advocacy for people with disabilities
- Advice and advocacy for young people (16 to 24)
- Debt and money
- Welfare rights / benefits
Information and advice in easy read The Camden Wiki website provides information about where to go for financial and practical support with the Cost of Living crisis.
Cost of Living supportFinancial advice on Cost of Living support is available. This includes ensuring you are claiming benefits you are entitled to, managing debt and energy-saving tips.
If you are in urgent need, you can make an application for a Cost of Living payment. Anyone who meets all of the below criteria can apply:
- be over 18, or over 16 if you live independently
- have lived in Camden for at least 6 weeks
- show that you're in urgent financial need by providing current bank statements
- have not applied for the fund in the last 6 months.
For support with making an application, contact the Camden Advice Network, who will be able to assist you.
Further information on cost of living support, and financial support payments and discounts is available here.
If you are pregnant or have children, get help to buy food and milk from the NHS Healthy Start scheme (for children under 4).
Advice in other languages is available in video, booklet and poster format (scroll down to the section on 'Cost of living crisis materials')
In addition to the Camden Advice Network, below are some organisations that also offer financial advice and support.
Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) can provide advice if you are struggling with debt, and their services can be accessed by anyone regardless of their religious beliefs, including if you are not religious.
Freephone helpline: 0800 328 0006
Email: [email protected]
Carers UK offer advice aimed at carers, including on financial, practical, and health support. Their website provides information about Carer’s Allowance, support with paying bills and a benefits calculator.
Helpline: 0808 808 7777, Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm
Email: [email protected]
Money Helper is a website which connects you to free guidance on areas such as benefits, pensions and retirement, dealing with debt and advice on scams.
Turn2us is a national charity that provides financial support, including an overview of grants and eligibility information, information about their own grants programme, and a ‘jargon buster’ to make benefits information easier to understand.
Working Families are a charity which support carers and parents in the workplace. Their website connects people to a range of information on topics such as childcare support, pregnancy and maternity and discrimination against parents and/or carers. They can also offer 1-2-1 advice to people.
Helpline for parents & carers: 0300 012 0312
Online contact form for advice: https://workingfamilies.org.uk/contact-us-for-advice/