Links to organisations giving advice on benefits, care and debt

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advice northern ireland
(formerly association of independent advice centres) Northern Irish site with information regarding social welfare and legal matters.

The site offers access to welfare law, housing, debt and social care topics and includes a searchable database.

Information on the law and your rights from a wide range of advice and information services. Publishes useful guides.

Support network for free, independent advice centres. Formerly Federation of Independent Advice Centres (FIAC).

advice services alliance
Gives an overview of the whole range of alternative dispute resolution options. Aimed at legal advisers, advice agencies, solicitors, judges, and also to the general public.
Has guides on benefits, law and work issues but you have to pay a subscription to get hold of most of them. Also offers training.

carers uk
Has a helpline for carers.

child poverty action group
Provides information on CPAG campaigns, publications and training.

citizens advice
Home site for National Association of Citizen's Advice Bureaux.

counselling directory
From this site you can find a counsellor or psychotherapist dealing with Debt Management.

debt advice foundation
Debt Advice Foundation is a registered national debt advice charity offering free, impartial support and advice to anyone worried about debt.

disabilities forum
Gives advice, assistance and representation  in matters concerning Housing, Benefits, Employment, Education, Training, Equipment Grants, Travel and Leisure.

disability law service (dls)
DLS provides advice and information on these six areas of law - Disability Discrimination, Consumer, Community Care, Further and Higher Education, Employment and Welfare Benefits (Greater London Area only).

elderly accommodation counsel
A national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs.

An independent, free service providing information and advice about care and housing for older people and their carers.
This website now hosts independent benefits calculators.

independent age
Independent Age offers an advice service, open to all older people, their families and carers, which offers information and support about social care issues and welfare benefits. Also, a network of volunteers throughout the UK visit older people in their own homes. These volunteers have the backup of a casework team for anybody needing extra support with care or money issues.

The home site of Lasa offering details of the services they provide across the UK.  These include welfare benefits resources, technology advice and training, and policy work.

lisson grove
Primarily sells benefits calculation programs but also has basic online information.

money advice service
The Money Advice Service is a not for profit government organisation created solely to help people with their finances.
It has an online financial health checker as well an article on disability benefits you can claim

the national careline
A not for profit company offering information about care and support for older people, their carers and their families.

national debtline
Helpline which provides free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.

newcastle welfare rights service
Has benefit and debt information and news. You can also sign up for a 'benefit bulletin' email on important benefit issues and news.

offenders families helpline
Help for families on all aspects of the criminal justice system in England and Wales from arrest through to release.

Provides free debt advice, debt management plans and Individual Voluntary Arrangements.

Online calculation tools for tax credits, income support, jobseeker's allowance, housing benefit, council tax benefit and tax. There is a subscription fee but you can use their 30 day trial for free.

Provides access to all for information, discussion forums, news and law updates in relation to all aspects of benefits.

Provides help if you are struggling with unmanageable debt, rent or mortgage arrears.

Turn2us exists to help people access the funds they need that are available to them – through benefits, grants and other financial help. They have an online advice centre finder.