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DWP - Universal Credit and Finances

Access to benefits and other financial support

DWP - Universal Credit and Finances

DWP - Universal Credit and Finances

Families on low income may be able to access other financial support.

In Work/out of work benefits such as Universal Credit (UC), Personal Independence Payments (PIP), Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Carers Allowance (CA) and others

Families on low income and/or disability benefits may be entitled to cost of living payments

Families struggling to meet their rent may be able to get help through the Discretionary Housing Payments Scheme (DHP)

For more information please visit the website.

Follow the links below for Benefits and Financial support.

For other benefits use the search function at

Visit Benefits calculators to use an independent, free and anonymous benefits calculator to check what you could be entitled to.
This will give you an estimate of:

  • the benefits you could get

  • how much your benefit payments could be

  • how your benefits will be affected if you start work or increase your hours

  • how your benefits will be affected if your circumstances change - for example, if you have a child or move in with your partner


St Anns Advice centre:

St Anns Advice centre provides free confidential and impartial advice on a range of issues, including benefits, debt, employment and housing.

Website:  Tel: 0115 9506867

Help with Gambling

Stop Gambling

Gambling-related harms are all of the ways that gambling can have a negative impact on a child or young person’s physical and mental health, their relationships with family and friends, how much money they have, or their school/college work or their job.

For information and advice on gambling related harm in children and young people, its impact on mental health, and to find out where to go to get help in Nottingham, visit Use the tabs at the top right of the webpage to toggle between information for children and young people, parents, and professionals.  

Nott Alone is a dedicated website providing information and support for young people’s mental health across Nottingham city and Nottinghamshire. It includes information for young people aged under 25, parents and carer, and professionals.

Ask Lion, Nottingham City directory of gambling support services: Gambling Support | Ask Lion - Nottingham City Directory



GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms. They aim to create awareness about safer gambling and treatment, and encourage an effective approach to safer gambling within the gambling industry.

The National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020 133, provides structured support for anyone who is harmed by gambling.

For more information visit: