Help with issues at home

  • Legal services


    UNISON provides free legal advice and assistance for members and their families for both employment-related and non-work issues.

    Our lawyers help UNISON members by offering a free initial 30-minute telephone interview and helping you take cases further when necessary.

    We also offer personal injury, criminal legal assistance and holiday insurance.

    Find out more about UNISON legal services.

  • Loans and saving


    High street banks and building societies do not always cater for people on lower incomes. If you are looking to take out a loan or want to look at saving for a holiday, Christmas or the longer term then our growing network of credit unions may be able to help.

    To find out whether this service is for you please contact

    thereforyou@unison.co.uk 

    or call UNISONdirect on 0800 0 857 857

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Home issues

Legal services

UNISON provides quality legal services for employment-related and non-work issues at no extra cost to members and their family. Our help cover issues such as dismissal, accidents and injuries at work, low-cost conveyancing and help with immigration issues.

There for You (UNISON Welfare)

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

Welfare reform

Significant changes are being made to the welfare system. These will eventually lead to many means-tested benefits being abolished and replaced by the universal credit. The government has also introduced a cap on the total amount of benefit that claimants can receive.

Debtline support

UNISON's Debtline service is available to all UNISON members 24/7 to help them manage money and deal with debt. We offer free confidential advice to help you clear your debts.

Other places to get help

A comprehensive list of websites to provide information, help and advice on most issues that affect you at work or at home.

CONTACT US

Call UNISONdirect
0800 0 857 857

Or freephone textphone
0800 0 967 968

Lines are open:

6am-midnight
Monday to Friday

9am-4pm Saturdays

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