Are you benefits aware?

Friday, May 20th, 2016 | Posted in Blog

Last week, FTCT charity partner Turn 2 Us launched their #BenefitsAware campaign, encouraging anyone in financial need – even if they are in full-time work or have a mortgage – to check what help is available using their Benefits Calculator.

The campaign has revealed that over a fifth of households with children were unsure of the help available to them. Families like Michelle.

Michelle was living in Newcastle with her grown-up daughter, and with a steady income she was able to pay the mortgage on her home.

However, when she was made redundant from her job, and with a health problem occurring at the same time, Michelle was left without an income and needed to know which benefits she was eligible for to help her through this difficult time.

Help for families in UK fashion and textiles

We are proud to work in partnership in with Turn 2 Us, reaching families just like Michelle’s through the Grants Search tool.

FTCT grants are available to any parent of carer who works or recently worked in the UK fashion industry – including supermarkets, clothes shops and more. They can be claimed in addition to and will not affect any existing benefit claims.

Grants start at £250 and can help with essential items like clothing, bedding and shoes, or larger specialist items like mobility equipment.

To apply, your child must be aged between 0-18 years and you are able to prove your trade connection, with either a payslip, P45 or employers letter. For more information on how to apply, click here.

If you know a family experiencing these issues, please give them our details. To find out more, call Dora on 0300 123 9002.

Or fill in our online enquiry form>

Related reading:

What is a grant and how can it help my family?
Who can apply?
Application process


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