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  • Food banks (foodbanks)

    Food banks (sometimes spelt foodbanks), largely run by volunteers, provide emergency boxes of food (usually a supply for a minimum of three days) and offer support for people in a crisis. The food is donated by members of the local community. Many also give personal hygiene i...

  • About the campaign

    Find out the reasons why we are highlighting this important issue The #Living. Without campaign highlights the true scale and impact of appliance poverty in the UK. Our report sets out a series of solutions to help get a fridge, freezer, washing machine and cooker in every ho...

  • Travel Concessions older person

    What transport concessions could I get as an older person? The main national public transport concessions available to older people are:Free older person's bus pass means you can travel free on local buses in England.The Senior Railcard is an annual savings card. You buy it fo...

  • Grants - what you need to know

    Read our frequently asked questions to find out about charitable grants, how to search for a grant and how to apply. Grants - what you need to know

  • Funeral Payment

    If you need help to pay for a funeral, you may be eligible for help through a Funeral Payment. How much you get depends on your circumstances.

  • Child Benefit

    Child Benefit is money paid to parents or other people who are responsible for bringing up a child.

  • Full time students and benefits

    Find out more about the definition of a full-time student for benefit purposes and whether you can claim any benefits or tax credits

  • Part time students and benefits

    Find out more about the definition of a part-time student for benefit purposes and whether you can claim any benefits or tax credits

  • Student Support

    Students in universities and colleges of higher education may be able to get help with tuition fees, the costs of their course and their living expenses by getting student support in the form of student grants (including bursaries) or loans from the Government.

  • War Pensions Scheme

    The War Pensions Scheme provides financial help if you have an illness or injury caused by service in the Armed Forces before 6 April 2005. It can also help if you are the husband, wife or civil partner of a service person who died as a result of serving in the Armed Forces...