Financial advice and support

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Here you will find useful links and contact details of organisations that can offer help and advice if you are worried about money or any other concerns. Please also see housing benefit and council tax reduction.

Disclaimer: This page contains links to third party websites. While we try our best to check their accuracy, we cannot be held responsible for their content. The provision of these links does not constitute an endorsement of any third party website by Tewkesbury Borough Council.

Age UK

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.


Gloucester and District Citizens Advice Bureau is a registered charity and provides advice services to the residents of Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and surrounding areas.

Charity Search

Charity search is a small national charity based in Bristol.  They offer a free service to individuals, aged 50 and above, by sign-posting them to Charities that may be able to help.

Christians Against Poverty

Whether you are feeling the weight of debt, struggling to find work or trying to overcome a dependency - they are there to help.

Families First

Families First is a local name for the national Troubled Families programme. They provide a local network of support for vulnerable families, children and young people.

Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK's largest grant-giving charity for families raising disabled or seriously ill children, helping 72,043 families last year with over £33 million of grants and services.


Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families.

HM Revenue & Customs

HM Revenue & Customs pay and administer Child Benefit, Child Trust Funds and Tax Credits (Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit), as well as collecting taxes such as Income Tax and Inheritance Tax.

National Debt Line

National Debt Line is the helpline that provides free, confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems. They offer advice on their website as well as through their telephone helpline - 0808 808 4000.

Pensions Service

The Pensions Service is part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It deals with pensions, benefits and retirement information.

Severn Trent Trust Fund

Severn Trent Trust Fund is a registered charity helping people out of poverty and debt. People unable to meet the cost of their water charges who live in the Severn Trent area can apply for help.


Shelter's housing advice helps millions of people - and they are open 365 days a year.

Turning Point

Turning Point is a social enterprise, providing specialist and integrated services which focus on improving lives and communities across mental health, learning disability, substance misuse, primary care, the criminal justice system and employment.

Universal Job Match

Search for full or part-time jobs in Great Britain and abroad.

Village Agents - Gloucestershire Rural Community Council

Village Agent provides advice and support within the community.

Welfare Reform Fund

Gloucestershire Local Welfare Reform Offer scheme has replaced the Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans previously provided by Department of Work and Pensions.  The scheme provides one-off practical support with an emphasis on the use of non-cash awards, recycled goods and food deliveries.