UNISON Welfare

Members experiencing financial and emotional difficulties can contact our branch welfare officer or our welfare charity, There for You, which provides a confidential advice and support service for members and their dependants.


Branch Welfare Officer

If you are a member and you are experiencing difficulties, You can contact our dedicated Welfare Officer Jenny Young (Contact Details HERE). She is trained to provide support to members and signpost to suitable services

The Welfare Officer and There for You is NOT a crisis, urgent or risk management service. If you are concerned about your ability to keep yourself safe, or feel at risk from others, we recommend you make an emergency GP appointment, attend A&E and/or call 999 if required. 

Financial assistance

If you are a member and you are experiencing financial difficulties, whatever the circumstances, There for You can offer you support.

Check our easy to use benefits calculator to find out if you could be entitled to claim additional benefits.

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Universal credit and other benefits

Universal Credit has merged six benefits into one payment. Check your benefit entitlement and learn more about this benefit.

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Wellbeing breaks

Wellbeing breaks can provide welcome relief from stress and respite from difficult circumstances. We can help you towards the costs of a break, depending on your financial situation.

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General advice

There for You provides a confidential service for members over the phone or in person if you are experiencing personal difficulties.

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Debtline support

UNISON’s Debtline service is available to all UNISON members to help them manage money and deal with debt. We offer free confidential advice to help you clear your debts.

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Support There for You

There for You relies on the help and support of volunteers like you to give vital assistance to people in need in the form of debt advice, listening and support, financial assistance, breaks and holidays, and personal advice.

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