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.
Members living on a low income constantly struggle to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute in the winter when the cost of heating homes rises as the outside temperature falls.
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.
There for You relies on the help and support of volunteers like you to give vital assistance to people in need in the form of debt advice, listening and support, financial assistance, breaks and holidays, and personal advice.
There for You Credit Union Service offers UNISON members access to low interest loans and a range of savings products through our UK network of partner credit unions.
Worried about money?
If you’re worried about money you can talk to an adviser at UNISON Debtline on 0800 389 3302. Lines are open from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 3pm on Saturday.