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  • What is an apprenticeship?

    An apprenticeship is a type of employment where you get paid time to do training and which leads at the end of the apprenticeship to a qualification. As an apprentice you are treated as an employee and have all the same employment rights as other employees. Apprentices under ...

  • Can apprentices claim benefits?

    Yes, apprentices are eligible to claim benefits. Which benefits you might be entitled to will depend on your circumstances. If you are over 18, you can use our Benefits Calculator to see what help you might be entitled to. If you are under 18, read our guide on Young People a...

  • How will apprenticeship earnings be treated?

    Your earnings from your apprenticeship will be treated just the same as earnings from any other kind of employment. They will be taken into account when working out how much benefit you’re entitled to.

  • What is a Funeral Support Payment?

    A Funeral Support Payment can help cover funeral costs for people who need to pay for a funeral and who live in Scotland and receive certain benefits. You don't have to pay back a Funeral Support Payment. It can be used for funerals for adults and children, including stillbor...

  • Debt

    To check what benefits you might be entitled to quickly and easily you can use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator Most charitable funds do not settle debts. The small number that do, in certain circumstances, will generally only consider priority debts - such as mortgages, r...

  • 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...

  • LivingWithoutCampaign

      Living without household appliances is having a serious impact on people's lives - the #Living. Without campaign wants to change that.

  • Where to get help

    Find out where you can get assistance with the cost of white goods and other household items If you’re struggling with household appliances and furniture, you might be eligible for some financial support. Use our tools and information today to see what could be available.Use ...

  • 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...