At UNISON we are aware of the pressures members face on a daily basis and can provide support at times of unforeseen financial hardship or personal difficulty such as redundancy, bereavement, illness or relationship breakdown. UNISON Welfare is UNISON’s registered charity and can provide guidance on the type of help available. Confidential advice is provided by the Durham County Branch’s own Welfare Officer. Find out more about the range of welfare services on offer, including:
- Debt Advice
- Financial Assistance
- Wellbeing Breaks
For more information on UNISON ‘There For You’ contact the Branch Office or visit the national website.
UNISON ‘There For You’ offer financial assistance towards fuel bills during the winter months and a school uniform grant in the summer.
Support is offered through our team of experienced casework staff at national office and network of branch welfare officers. They are there to listen and help. Confidential advice is available on a range of issues. For example we can help with sorting our your finances, advise on benefits, or put you in touch with another organisation who can help.
Please view the most recent Newsletter for more information on There for You and what help/advice they provide:
UNISON There for You Newsletter December 2017
Winter Fuel Grant Programme 2018/19 – Get help staying warm this winter
UNISON have once again launched the Winter Fuel Grant Programme for 2018/19.
To apply, please see the application form below or contact UNISONdirect on 0800 0 857 857.
Final Winter Fuel Grant Application Form 2018/2019
Final Winter Fuel Grant Poster
Final Winter Fuel Grant Q and A
School Uniform Grant 2018 – Get help with school uniform costs this summer
The 2018 scheme is now closed.
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