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.

Financial assistance

If you are a member and you are experiencing financial difficulties, whatever the circumstances, There for You can offer you support.

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Wellbeing breaks

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.

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General advice

There for You provides a confidential service for members over the phone or in person if you are experiencing personal difficulties.

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Debtline support

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.

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Support There for You

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.

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Octopus monthly prize draw

The monthly Octopus lottery is a great way of supporting the vital work of There for You. The lottery has become a valuable source of income for the charity and helps spread the word about the important work we do every day.

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Credit unions

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.

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    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.

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    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.