Financial Support Information
Financial Support for adults and children in Havering
With the cost of living rising and many finding themselves in fuel poverty, whether they work or not, Havering Safeguarding Partnership has developed details of local resources who can help with finances, debt, unemployment, food, and homelessness.
Havering Citizen’s Advice
Information is available in English and other languages:
- help for one-off expenses – the Social Fund
- help with the costs of a new baby – maternity grants
- funeral payments
- cold weather payments
- community care grants and welfare schemes
- budgeting loans
- crisis loans and welfare schemes
- advance payment of benefit
- discrimination and the Social Fund
Havering Emergency Assistance Scheme
If you are on a low income or welfare benefits and have an emergency need, you may be eligible for a payment of up to £100. An emergency payment cannot be claimed if you have already received a payment in the previous month.
More details about the Havering Emergency Assistance Scheme Policy can be found here.
Havering Council money advice
Liberty Credit Union
Savings and loans support
Tel:0330 054 2500
Help with benefits advice, filling in forms, finding work.
Collier Row https://collierrowromford.foodbank.org.uk/
Harold Hill https://haroldhill.foodbank.org.uk/
Havering Harold Hill, Upminster, Romford Christians against Poverty
Debt advice, benefits support, job club.
Havering Islamic Cultural Centre
Soup kitchen, Saturday morning Food Bank (no voucher or referral needed), clothing.
Jewish Care (for Jewish people)
Helpline with advice around finances, benefits, meals on wheels, carers, disability.
Clean Slate (Harold Hill)
advice on finances, benefits, finding work.
Peabody Benefits Advice
Help with debt, blue badges, housing, Foodbank vouchers
01708 776770 Thursdays at the Havering Community Hub.