Support and Advice
Support through Gloucester City Council
You can apply for housing benefit to help with your rental payments through the council. Housing benefit is for people that have reached state pension age and those that live in supported/temporary accommodation. If neither of these apply you will need to apply for universal credit. Find out more https://www.gloucester.gov.uk/benefits-and-support/benefits/can-i-claim/
A Discretionary Housing Payment is available to help with rental costs. Although the fund is limited we encourage residents who need it to apply. It is for those in receipt of Housing Benefit or the housing cost part of universal credit. Find out more https://www.gloucester.gov.uk/benefits-and-support/benefits/discretionary-housing-payment-dhp/
You can apply for Council Tax Support to help with council tax payments. The support is means tested. Find out more Council Tax support - Gloucester City Council.
If you’re struggling to pay your council tax please talk to us as early as you can. The sooner you talk to us the more we can do to help. You may be eligible for a discount or extended instalment period. Email Revenues@gloucester.gov.uk, please include the word 'reference' and your ten digit council tax account number beginning with 030 in the subject line.
Gloucestershire Welfare Support Scheme
The fund provides practical support to eligible adults and families for food, gas/electricity top ups and household items such as furniture including white goods/appliances and furniture.
Call 0330-1235550 or email office@gloucWRO.co.uk or for more information visit
Help for Households
Government information on help that’s available for households to help with the rising cost of living.
Help if you, or someone you know, is suffering domestic abuse
Domestic abuse is a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviour. It is any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional)
If you or someone you know is being abused contact Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service on 01452 726 570 or visit www.gdass.org.uk. If there's a risk to life, please call 999 or text 999
Mental health services support through the NHS. Available to all households but you may need a referral from your GP. For more info visit www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/ mental-health-services/how-to-access-mental-health-services
Counselling by phone and via online chat for 16 to 25 year olds facing challenges with their mental and emotional wellbeing. Young people can be referred or can refer themselves. www.youngglos.org.uk/young-people/mentalhealth/linked-up-project
Teens in Crisis
FREE professional support for children, young people aged between 9 and 21 and their families. Available to all households across the city. For more info visit www.ticplus.org.uk
Gloucestershire Counselling Service
Individual, child and family and couple counselling support. Available to all households at an affordable cost. For more info contact 01453 766310 or visit www.gloscounselling. org.uk/counselling-services
Mental health support including counselling, crisis recovery, anxiety support and mentoring. Available to all households, self-referrals are possible. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents and Carers Alliance
Independent practical and emotional support for parents and carers. Available to all family households. For more info visit www.parentandcareralliance.org.uk