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.
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.
Universal Credit has merged six benefits into one payment. Check your benefit entitlement and learn more about this benefit.
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.
There for You provides a confidential service for members over the phone or in person if you are experiencing personal difficulties.
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.