Detail of poster advertising school uniform grants

Worried about the costs of sending children to school?

As we move into summer, the new school year starts to loom, and with it, worries over the cost of new school uniforms – but UNISON can help. If you’re a member and need help with the costs of new school uniforms, you can apply for a grant from our welfare arm There for You […]

There for members – how our charity helped this winter

More than 600 UNISON members struggling to pay for their heating, have been awarded over £30,000 thanks to UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity, There For You.

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Members of UNISON's national disabled members committee hold placards saying 'proud to be in UNISON'

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School uniform grants – correction

There is an error on There for you’s school uniform grant application form

UNISON relaunches school uniform scheme

The UNISON welfare charity There for You can offer help to members on low incomes deal with the cost of school uniforms

UNISON can help with school uniform costs

There For You has a fund available to help low-income members with grants for school uniforms

More members turn to UNISON for help with debt

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UNISON members out in the cold as energy costs rise

Three-year pay freeze bites deeper into household incomes as members turn to their union for help with heating

It will be a bleak 2013 for families, warns UNISON

UNISON’s welfare fund pays out a record amount to help struggling members

Worried about paying your winter fuel bill?

There for You will again be setting up a limited fund to help members on low incomes by way of a one-off payment.

UNISON calls for ‘action not words’ on fuel poverty

Union says the fact that families will be facing the Dickensian dilemma of ‘heat or eat’ in modern Britain is a ‘scandal’

Helping members after the floods

UNISON help and advice for branches dealing with members who have been affected by the recent floods is now available