In this section you can find out all you need to know about the different benefits that are available, whether you're eligible, how to make an application and report any changes to your circumstances.

Use our interactive tool to find out where to get help with housing, paying your rent, how to better manage your finances, and where you can use computers for free or for very little cost.

Where can I go for free advice in the borough?

If you need help with online advice or benefit claims, or are not sure where to go for advice, visit an advice and information Hub.


We want views on our landlord licensing proposal

We are consulting on a proposal that would require landlords renting out accommodation above commercial properties (such as flats above shops) for multiple occupation to obtain a licence from the Council.

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