How can I get more information?

Eat or Heat's guide to Universal Credit

Citizens Advice Waltham Forest (CAWF)

220 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 3AY Tel: 0300 330 1175 admin@citizensadvicewalthamforest.org.uk

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/waltham-forest/

CAWF are leading the information campaign across the borough with new staff being allocated to deliver outreach work. This will be from the libraries and their shop front office on Hoe Street

The national website has further information on young people’s rights

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/civil-rights/young-people-s-rights/

Gov.uk

A website with the most accurate and up-to-date information on legislation including benefits. This will also be where you go to manage your personal UC account.

https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit

London Borough of Waltham Forest

The Council administer Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support and Local Welfare Assistance (formerly LWA). They also have a fund called Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) which can be used to help with deposits and dealing with certain debts.

https://walthamforest.gov.uk/service-categories/benefits-and-support

Walthamstow Job Centre Plus

Face-to-face appointments with work coaches are held here. They also have a community hub at the front of the office where you can access support with accessing the internet and enhancing your employment opportunities

7-13 Westbury Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 6RH Tel: 0800 169 0190

https://www.gov.uk/jobsearch

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Advice Waltham Forest

An online portal for advisers in the borough

http://www.advicewalthamforest.org.uk/

Turn2Us

National debt charity including a benefit entitlement calculator

https://www.turn2us.org.uk

Shelter

The lead charity providing information, advice and guidance on all matters relating to housing and homelessness.

Young person’s Helpline: 0344 515 1540

http://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/housing_for_young_people

Just for Kids Law

Free legal advice and advocacy for young people 24 hours per day. This can also be used by a young person who has been arrested or is being taken into custody

Tel: 0203 174 2279 / 07886 755321 (out of office hours)

info@justforkidslaw.org

https://www.justforkidslaw.org/

Scope

Provide disability advice including welfare benefits and housing

Tel: 0808 800 3333

https://www.scope.org.uk/

Civil Legal Advice (CLA)

Provides information on eligibility for legal aid

Tel: 0345 345 4 345

https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid

The Law Society

Help with finding a solicitor

Tel: 020 7320 5650

http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/