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Other help

Free, confidential and independent advice and support is available from the following agencies

Here2Help Worcestershire

Here2Help provides support for people of all ages and is available for both residents and organisations to access information, advice, tools, guidance and local support available to them or others in the local community based on their needs.

Onside advocacy

Onside advocacy offers help to people facing disadvantage to ensure they are treated fairly as equal citizens, with equal rights and have access to all the right services.

Bromsgrove Social Prescribing Team

Lots of things in life can make you feel unwell or overwhelmed. One in five people who visit their GP or health care professionals have problems that can't be solved with medical treatment. A Social Prescriber may be able to help

Help with energy charges

Bromsgrove Energy Advice Service

We provide a free impartial Energy Advice Service delivered by Act on Energy that helps you to cut energy bills, minimise home energy use, reduce carbon emissions and get advice tailored to you.

Help with furniture, food and household supplies

NewStarts

NewStarts provide free furniture, emergency food and household supplies to families and individuals who are in greatest need either on low incomes or in financial crisis.

Support Bromsgrove

Support Bromsgrove is a partnership of local voluntary and community groups, including our three local foodbanks. Their website has information about local community schemes working across different Parishes, Villages and Neighbourhoods, with a directory of organisations to help connect the full range of local community support available across the District

Help with jobs, education and development

GOV.UK Find a job

Find full or part-time work using the GOV.UK "Find a job" service to search and apply for jobs. This service replaced universal job match

Help with water charges

Severn Trent Big Difference Scheme

If your household income is low, you may be entitled to a BIG reduction. If eligible for the scheme, you could receive up to 90% off the average Severn Trent water bill.

Help for families

Summer Holiday Activities 2022 - Active Bromsgrove

Summer holiday activities for families across Bromsgrove that include a meal or food package.

Gingerbread

A leading national charity working with and supporting single parent families offering support around benefits, money management, debt and other issues commonly affect single parents.

NHS Worcestershire Starting Well - financial support for families

The Starting Well Partnership supports parents, families, children and young people across Worcestershire.

Worcestershire Children First - Free Childcare

Free childcare is available for some 2 year old children and all 3 and 4 year old children within Worcestershire.

Worcestershire Children First - Free School Meals

Find out if your family is eligible for free school meals and how to apply.

Free school meals are not part of a Universal Credit payment
You need to make a separate application through Worcestershire County Council

Help with housing, money and debt

Citizens Advice Bromsgrove and Redditch

A part of the National Citizens Advice Charity working locally offering free, confidential advice and information about benefits, debt, housing and other issues.

Civil Legal Advice (CLA) GOV.UK

Free and confidential Civil Legal Advice for citizens on low incomes to help with a range of problems including debt if you are at risk of losing your home, housing if you are at risk of being evicted or you are homeless.

The Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service is a free and impartial money advice service set up by the government offering a range of online and phone support to help you improve your finances.

Money Helper

MoneyHelper is here to make your money and pension choices clearer. Here to cut through the complexity, explain what you need to do and how you can do it. Here to put you in control with impartial guidance that’s backed by government and to recommend further, trusted support if you need it.

National Debtline

National Debtline is a debt advice charity run by the Money Advice Trust that provides a free confidential debt advice service from expert debt advisors to help you improve your financial situation and take control of your debts.

New Starts Money Mentoring Project
Newstarts Money Mentoring is a NEW project that offers 1-2-1 support with Money Mentors to help with with debt, managing finances and budgeting at their site in Bromsgrove (1 Sherwood Road, B60 3DR - opposite Homebase).
To access this service please email info@newstarts.org.uk or call 01527 882410

Shelter UK

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support, and legal services.

Step Change Debt Charity

With 25 years experience Step Change's debt experts provide advice and support to help you achieve long term financial control.

Help for young people under 25

Basement Project

The Basement Project is a small local charity that helps young people under 25 with any issues or problems they are experiencing. They offer young people a safe, secure environment and some stability.