Financial support

Details of organisations you can contact regarding financial and employment support.
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Community Links offer the following advice:

  • Free Law Advice, over the phone, to Newham clients.

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  • You can also find other advice services, including housing, welfare and debt, on their website 

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Fuel vouchers

To be eligible, households must:

  • Have a prepayment meter
  • Be responsible for paying their electric and/or gas bills
  • Be close to or already using the emergency credit facility on their meter OR have self-disconnected

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Small grants for individuals in need

The Jack and Ada Beattie Foundation has launched a new fund ‘Tons of Help’ for individuals in London and Birmingham struggling financially in light of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Tons of Help is a flat rate grant of £100 for individuals to help them with basic needs during lockdown.

There is no invasive application process for this fund; to apply, all individuals need to do is email with a proof of address, proof of bank account ownership, and a short explanation of their circumstances.

Debt and coronavirus

If you’re worried about money, don’t wait to get help, contact Step Change - Debt Charity:

0800 138 1111 (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 8am-4pm) 

Benefit claims

Call Jobcentre Plus to make a new claim for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), including ‘new style’ JSA.

There are different contact details for:

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